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Postdoctoral Research Associate
PULLMAN WA 99163
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
# Postion Information
## Summary of Duties
Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to be a part of an active dynamic research program focused on improving behavioral treatments for adults with alcohol use disorders in communities that experience alcohol related disparities. Specifically research focused on solutions to alcohol problems in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Research foci also include evaluating alcohol biomarkers in clinical populations, co-occurring disorders treatment, early onset severe mental illness, and prevention of alcohol and drug related child abuse. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with other addiction researchers as part of the Program of Excellence in Addiction Research and Partnerships for Native Health, two large and well-funded research groups at WSU.
The primary duties of this position will be to define research problems, approaches or hypothesis and methodology, design specific phases of research projects, carrying out complex analyses, analyzing results, developing conclusions and hypotheses, and/or presenting research findings in publishable form. Actively participates as a member of the research team, and frequently reports progress.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
* Assisting in coordination of ongoing research projects.
* Publishing key results in peer-reviewed publications.
* Assisting, the PI, as well as other collaborating investigators with scientific development, data analyses, and grant writing, as needed.
* Applying for extramural research funding. Taking appropriate steps towards becoming an independent investigator/faculty member.
* Participating in didactic training opportunities offered at WSU.
May perform other duties as required.
## Additional Information
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
**The University**
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 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.
**The Campus**
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University's health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, who welcomed its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.
Spokane is the second largest city in Washington State and the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
## Required Qualifications
* An earned terminal degree in an appropriate field and relevant experience.
* Experience authoring professional presentations or peer reviewed publications.
* Experience preparing technical reports and manuscripts.
* Proactive problem solving skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take appropriate autonomous initiative to carry out study related functions.
* Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
* Outstanding ethics and confidentiality in dealing with scientific data and results.
* Aptitude for academic rigor, quantitative method, and scientific writing.
* Demonstrated experience keeping research notes, documenting findings, and filing records.
* Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products.
* Demonstrable experience developing, managing, or maintaining research databases using Access.
* Experience using Microsoft SharePoint for collaboration.
* Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on occasion to meet the needs of the project, including scheduling participant visits and contacts, as well as meeting project deadlines.
## Preferred Qualifications
* A doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, public health or a related field.
* Experience working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native Communities.
* Experience conducting substance abuse research.
* Excellent scientific writing and oral expression skills.
* Experience analyzing scientific data using Stata, R or SPSS.
* Experience managing staff at field research offices.
* Experience managing research studies.
* Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office and experience with SharePoint.
* Experience with online surveys or databases.
* Experience preparing reports to National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
# Posting Detail Information
## Special Instructions to Applicants
At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Three letters of recommendation will be automatically requested of your three professional references for candidates identified as top finalists.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
The screening of application materials will begin on June 4, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
## EEO Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs ().
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.
*Employee Type:* Faculty
*Title:* Postdoctoral Research Associate
*Working Title:* Postdoctoral Research Associate
*Position Number:* 127336
*College/Area:* WSU Spokane
*Hiring Unit:* IREACH
*Department Link:* Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health
*Work Location:* Spokane
*Zip Code:* 99210
*Tenure Track:* No
*Full-Time/Part-Time:* Full Time
*Appointment Status:* Temporary
*Position Term in Months:* 12.00
*Monthly Salary:* Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
*Background Check:* Yes
*Type of Recruitment:* Open Recruitment
*Posting Open Date:* 05/15/2018
*Open Until Filled (overrides close field):* Yes
*Posting Number:* 20152379F

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