ATSU - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

A.T. Still University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits are available.
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A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the Mesa, Arizona campus. The goal of this post-doctoral research fellowship is to provide a well-rounded post-doctoral training experience in clinical research emphasizing the study of patient-oriented outcomes assessment following sport-related injury and illness. The fellowship position is coordinated through the Division of Research, Grants, and Scholarly Innovations and the Department of Research Support and offers a number of advanced opportunities for growth as an investigator of clinical outcomes. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow reports to the Assistant Director of Research Support, Dr. Alison Snyder Valier, who is also a faculty in the Athletic Training Programs. The fellow will gain experience in working with clinicians and faculty to conduct and support clinical research, with an emphasis on evaluating patient-oriented outcomes. In addition, the fellow will gain experience in promoting and engaging in interdisciplinary clinical research, mentoring graduate level research projects, engaging with the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (AT-PBRN; www., and assisting with course instruction. Opportunities exist for the fellow to explore advanced research methodology and statistical analyses.

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is a health-professions college that includes the Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, School of Medicine in Arizona, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (founded in 1892), Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, College of Graduate Health Studies, and College for Healthy Communities. Opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research are available and encouraged. As the founding school of Osteopathic Medicine, ATSU is committed to the integration of body, mind and spirit and importance of whole person healthcare as foundational values. Additional information about the University can be found on our website at www.

Position : We are seeking a full-time, 12-month renewable, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Professional Qualifications : The preferred applicant will have:

  • A post-professional doctoral degree in athletic training / sports medicine or a related field of study
  • Certification / licensure as an Athletic Trainer by the BOC (minimum of 2 years)
  • Knowledge of basic health information technology with excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of research methodology with a particular interest in clinical outcomes research
  • Previous health care research experience (eg, grant writing, grant implementation, and budget monitoring)
  • Personal Characteristics or Traits :

  • Ability and patience to work well with students, parents, and patients to obtain necessary informed consent for research

  • Ability to prioritize time in order to meet the diverse needs of a broad array of responsibilities

  • Ability to manage a very diverse and unique set of research aims and individuals through multiple and varied research projects

  • Ability to perform duties autonomously with minimal supervision and maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to be a highly professional, detail-oriented team player General tendency to be a self-starter and motivated to advance professionally

  • Responsibilities:

  • Conduct original research activities.
  • Collaborate with faculty, students, and staff engaged in original research.
  • Advise and/or co-advise doctoral level research projects.
  • Teach courses as assigned.
  • Engage in professional service.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits are available. Effective Date: June 1, 2023, as negotiated

    Application Materials Required: Position is open until filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately. Please send the following application materials to contact listed below:

    1) letter of application addressing qualifications, personal characteristics, and responsibilities, and 2) curriculum vitae.

    Contact: Alison Snyder Valier, PhD, AT, FNATA Assistant Director, Research Support Professor, Department of Athletic Training Research Faculty, School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona

    A.T. Still University 5850 E. Still Circle Mesa, AZ 85206 (PH) 480-219-6034 (FX) 480-219-6100 [email protected]

    website: www. website: www.

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