Department: MED-Ctr Hlth Svcs Outcomes Res Salary/Grade: RES/
A position for a postdoctoral research scientist is available, pending NIH funding, in the research laboratory of Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH, Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Surgery-Transplantation, and Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, in Chicago, IL. Candidates interested in advancing their research career and who have experience supporting underrepresented minorities and/or rural areas, particularly African American/BIPOC communities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will collaborate with Dr. Gordon to prepare and submit an NIH grant application in response to the funding opportunity “Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research” as part of Dr. Gordon’s NIH R01 grant. This Research Supplement is designed to fulfill the NIH’s goal of promoting diversity in health-related research among individuals from racial and ethnic groups who have been underrepresented in health-related sciences.
If the application gets funded, the candidate will undertake career development activities under the mentorship of Dr. Gordon and conduct an independent research project on a topic relating to Dr. Gordon’s grant for 1 or 2 years. The research project must relate to at least one of the following topics: genetic testing in the African American/Black population, ethics of genetic testing, integrating genetic testing into clinical practice, living kidney donation, training physicians to deliver genetic counseling, culturally sensitive interventions, and artificial intelligence (i.e., chatbots) in the transplant context. The candidate may suggest other grant-related topics not listed above during the preparation phase.
Applicants must have a PhD in health services research, health sciences, genetics, or a related field, from an accredited institution.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Qualified candidates should be highly motivated and independent with strong interests in health disparities.
Candidates should have experience conducting empirical research in health services research or a related field, including data collection and analysis.
An established track record of first author publications in a related topic is desirable.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40618
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