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Job# 6019 - Post-Doctoral Health Services Research Fellowship (Seattle, WA)
Full Time
Posted: February 5, 2013
Closes: March 15, 2013

The Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, a VA Center of Excellence located at 1100 Olive Way, Seattle, in conjunction with the University of Washington, offers a PhD postdoctoral fellowship in health services research directed toward increasing skills in many aspects of health services research. HSR&D is multidisciplinary and covers all areas of health care delivery. Patients, providers, and organizations may be target populations for the research project. Individuals with a PhD from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research on a publishable health services project relevant to VA, to participate in related educational activities including selected course work at the University of Washington and to participate in VA research review meetings.  Available courses include a wide variety of offerings in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research and environmental health. The annual stipend is $45,000.

Eligibility for a fellowship requires that fellows have:

  • PhD degree in a field related to health services
  • U.S. Citizenship

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Specific aims for a VA-related independent research project developed with a center faculty mentor
  • Statement of professional goals and objectives
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letters of support from three professional references
  • Letters should indicate suitability for the VA Postdoctoral position and the accompanying Senior Fellow position at University of Washington
  • Official transcript of graduate course work in a sealed envelope

Fellowships will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Applicant’s ability to conduct independent research
  • Quality of the proposed research
  • Relevance of this research to VA
  • Suitable mentorship
  • Fit between candidate and HSR&D

For information contact:
Gayle E. Reiber,  MPH, PhD
HSR&D Center of Excellence
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 764-2089

For more info please see http://www.pugetsound.hsrd.research.va.gov/fellowships/Post_PhD.asp

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