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Summary of Duties:
Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane and the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) invites applications for an Assistant Research Professor with expertise in epidemiology or biostatistics, although individuals with training in other relevant quantitative health research fields are welcome to apply. The position will be embedded within the IREACH Methods Core, which comprises a collegial and highly collaborative team of PhD and master's level epidemiologists and biostatisticians.
This position is classified as a full-time, temporary 12-month position. However, IREACH is seeking candidates interested in long-term employment, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding. This is an entry level non-tenure track position. This position can be located in either Seattle or Spokane, WA, to be negotiated upon offer.
Position Details This position will work closely with clinician and non-clinician scientists to conduct research with a primary focus on health disparities research with the IREACH priority populations: US Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and rural. The position will initially be fully funded by existing IREACH grants, typically in the role of a project's quantitative methods lead. Duties include providing support for study design and implementation, monitoring data collection for completeness and quality, crafting appropriate analytic strategies to address scientific aims , and analyzing data or supervising data analyses.
This position provides protected time for writing grant applications, with the goal of securing extramural funding either as Co-Investigator or Principal Investigator. Specific research topics are flexible, so long as they relate in some way to advancing public health or reducing health disparities in the IREACH priority populations. Current research foci among IREACH faculty include neuroepidemiology (particularly cognitive function, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias), cardiometabolic health, community-based behavioral interventions, maternal-child health, nutrition and food sovereignty, suicide prevention, addiction-related harm reduction, cancer screening, and health economics. Support provided for securing extramural funding includes professional copy editing, mentoring in grant writing and career planning, and administrative support for preparing budgets and submitting grant applications to the National Institutes of Health and other extramural funding agencies. As funding is procured, support responsibilities for other IREACH projects will be reduced accordingly.
The position also includes an expectation of faculty service consistent with IREACH and WSU policies. Teaching is not required or expected, but may be negotiated if desired.
Occasional travel is required.
The University Washington State University Overview
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington's land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens - locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.