Postdoctoral Scholar

George Washington University
August 31, 2024
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Job Description Summary:

GW has everything you need to succeed in your research career, including outstanding research, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty support discovery and innovative solutions. Researchers and faculty across campus advance interdisciplinary and emerging research and scholarship. Our active GW Postdoctoral Association welcomes your engagement in social and professional activities as you join our research teams. Research guides, coding and data management solutions as well as extensive online journals from GW Libraries help to guide your study. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) supports the research infrastructure and facilitates several institutional research initiatives. Postdoctoral scholar appointments are available as part of a HRSA-funded National Research Service Award (NRSA) at GW for individuals with career interest in primary care research (T32).

We are currently accepting applications for two positions with appointments to begin between July and September 2022. The positions are temporary research training positions, to last for a minimum of 2 years, in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in an area relevant to primary care. In collaboration with faculty mentors, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will disseminate results, will represent the university at conferences and scientific meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also assist faculty mentors in the conduct of established research and/or direct research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers Trainees may be assigned and receive financial supervision of experienced researchers. Trainees may be assigned and receive financial assistance for research-related coursework, and additional support is available for trainee-related expenses (e.g., conference travel}.

The overall goal of the George Washington University (GW) Primary Care Research Training Program (P-CART} is to develop researchers who are prepared to generate, test, and disseminate primary care-oriented interventions that aim to improve health and health equity. It is essential to equip the next generation of primary care researchers with the knowledge, competencies, experience, and leadership to uncover new knowledge and drive effective translation of best evidence into practice across health promotion, disease and injury prevention, workforce innovation, health care transformation, and population health. P-CART addresses the US Department of Health and Human Services clinical priority of “transforming the workforce – targeting the need” with a curriculum and research career development activities designed to prepare a professional cadre of trainees with the capabilities to address significant issues in primary care. Primary care research is research that informs a wide range of issues related to primary care practice and policy, including the quality, costs, and outcomes of primary care; patient-provider communication; generalist-specialist issues; workforce issues; and access to care, including disparities in care. P-CART will also consider candidates pursuing biomedical or behavioral research that is relevant to primary care. The funding agency will review and must approve all research topics/projects. Trainees must attend a national HRSA meeting. Postdocs will design, organize and conduct specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols, troubleshoot and design new protocols, summarize findings and publish results in research journals, under the general supervision of a faculty member. In some cases, postdocs will assume general responsibility for general scientific operations in the lab, and/or provide supervision and guidance to laboratory staff, trainees and other researchers.

A Postdoctoral Scholar:

• holds a PhD or equivalent degree; • develops skills by engaging in a mentored training relationship with a member of the university faculty; • receives financial support in the form of a fellowship or stipend, paid by GW on behalf of an external sponsor and where the external sponsor does not allow the employment by GW; and • has a limited term of up to five years at GW.

Postdoctoral scholars come to George Washington University (GW) with fellowship aid to develop their scholarly competence. They work under the supervision and mentorship of GW faculty members and use the facilities of the Institute. In collaboration with experienced researchers, this role will participate in the planning and conduction of discovery research, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of materials for publication, presentations at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This role can expect timely advice as to research directions and career planning for a future independent career. Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position. Funding for this project is made by the US Health Resources & Services Administration with award number 1 T32HP42014-01-00.

To Apply:

-As part of the application, candidates should provide a letter describing their interest in the program, an updated CV, two letters of recommendation, and a statement summarizing their research interests.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Appointments are limited-term and are designed for those who have recently received a doctorate. Appointments are made to academic departments with the approval of the department head and may require senior officer approval. Appointments are usually for not less than one term and are normally not renewed beyond a total of five years. This appointment is not intended for long-term, indefinite, or career appointments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree or comparable doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral scholars must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a field relevant to human health or health care, or a comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (D.N.P., D.P.T., Dr. P.H., O.T.D., Psy.D.,Pharm.D., M.D., D.O.).

Typical Hiring Range commensurate with experience


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 hours/week Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? No Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Yes Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R001658 Job Open Date: 07/19/2022 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 08/31/2024 Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Optional Documents

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