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Postdoctoral Research Associate - General Medical Sciences
University of Washington in Medical Lake, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 03/19/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Description

Position Summary

The Division of General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the area of geospatial modeling and social/neighborhood impacts on disparities of cancer related health behaviors and outcomes. The successful candidate will work primarily with Dr. Min Lian and join a research team with multidisciplinary expertise, including cancer epidemiology, Geographic Information Systems, spatial epidemiology, health service research, and health disparity research. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on secondary data analysis, interdisciplinary research, and to gain experience in grant writing. The one-year position will be renewable for another year, depending on the performance in the first year.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (MD, Ph.D., or equivalent).
  • Excellent skills in data statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and communication.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred training or research experience includes, but not limited to, epidemiology, GIS, health service, social and behavioral science.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should forward to: Dr. Min Lian, (c/o Richard Fair) Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis. E-mail: fair@wustl.edu the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three references (contact information); and 4) 1~3 relevant publication(s)/manuscript(s). The cover letter should describe research interests, and how this position aligns with the research and career goals. The position can start immediately until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Lian (lian200@wustl.edu ) for more information on the research projects.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Division of General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the area of geospatial modeling and social/neighborhood impacts on disparities of cancer related health behaviors and outcomes. The successful candidate will work primarily with Dr. Min Lian and join a research team with multidisciplinary expertise, including cancer epidemiology, Geographic Information Systems, spatial epidemiology, health service research, and health disparity research. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on secondary data analysis, interdisciplinary research, and to gain experience in grant writing. The one-year position will be renewable for another year, depending on the performance in the first year.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (MD, Ph.D., or equivalent).
  • Excellent skills in data statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and communication.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred training or research experience includes, but not limited to, epidemiology, GIS, health service, social and behavioral science.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should forward to: Dr. Min Lian, (c/o Richard Fair) Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis. E-mail: fair@wustl.edu the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three references (contact information); and 4) 1~3 relevant publication(s)/manuscript(s). The cover letter should describe research interests, and how this position aligns with the research and career goals. The position can start immediately until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Lian (lian200@wustl.edu ) for more information on the research projects.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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