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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Diseases - 51474
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 04/24/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting.  To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis is a national leader in advancing implementation research. We are announcing a post-doctoral fellowship in Healthcare Innovation and Implementation Research (HIIR).  Ongoing projects include home-based, biometric monitoring of heart failure patients, data platforms to link health systems with social service organizations, and the innovative applications of non-emergent medical transportation using ride-share businesses to catalyze innovations in care delivery and patient outcomes.  In addition to applied projects, the fellowship would have a heavy emphasis on methods and methods development, including use of conceptual development methods, literature reviews, and other methods. 

HIIR fellows will lead dissemination and implementation research projects that study the development, implementation, and spread of care delivery innovation projects at BJC/WUSM.  This work will be performed in close collaboration with the WashU CDI and the BJC/WUSM Healthcare Innovation Lab.  Successful fellows will produce rigorous studies that are published in high-profile, peer-reviewed publications and successfully obtain internal and external grant funds to support their work.  


  • Prepare analysis and submit peer-reviewed research papers on innovation projects in high-profile publications.
  • Develop and disseminate methodologically innovative perspectives and tools in implementation research.
  • Assist in the design and execution of projects.
  • Evaluate project outcomes and assists in the reporting of the outcomes.
  • Maintain collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research groups.
  • Adhere to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Required Qualifications

    Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in dissemination and implementation research methods.
    • Demonstrated accomplishment in research project design and execution.
    • Familiarity with informatics, data extraction, data analysis.
    • Project management expertise.
    • Epidemiological skills and training.
    • General understanding of healthcare operations.  

    Salary Range

    Base pay commensurate with experience.

    Pre-Employment Screening

    All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


    This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:  https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ .

    Applicant Special Instructions

    Interested candidates should email their CV to Jennifer Klenke (jklenke@wustl.edu ).

    EOE Statement

    Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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