Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Partnerships for Native Health
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 123359
Work Location: Seattle
Summary of Duties: The Partnerships for Native Health at Washington State University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in nutrition. The Partnership for Native Health is a program within the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), a team of about 50 faculty and staff engaged in conducting community-centered, multidisciplinary research, training and education, and outreach with underserved populations. Partnerships for Native Health is a unit under the IREACH umbrella that focuses on improving the health and quality of life of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. Research includes both observational and behavioral intervention studies, utilizing culturally informed, community-based lifestyle interventions for diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention. The position is located in Seattle, Washington.
This is a one year postdoctoral fellowship with subsequent renewals subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding. The appointment is in IREACH. The position emphasizes nutritional sciences and both implementing and measuring community and environmental level nutritional interventions.
The successful applicant will work with IREACH faculty, including physicians, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians, on the implementation and analysis of nutritional interventions, all with American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will receive mentoring and support in grant writing and other activities necessary to obtain funding for additional projects based on their interests and professional goals. The fellow also will be expected to participate in efforts to acquire additional funding through competitive grant applications. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be assigned other duties related to Native Health as appropriate.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be directly supervised and mentored by an Assistant Professor specializing in health behavior and health education in the School of Nursing. Additional support and mentoring will come from faculty in other disciplines, as appropriate and needed.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Nutritional Sciences or related field by time of appointment and experience in public health or clinical healthcare.
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. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
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 Carne...gie 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 its 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.