Job DescriptionPosition Overview
Postdoctoral research fellows will join the WWAMI IOURMR research team in assessing and empirically describing the healthcare needs of Idaho communities and the impact of WWAMI’s programs (e.g., ECHO Idaho, NI-AHEC). Postdoctoral fellows will play a role in support currently funded IOURMR initiatives, including ECHO Idaho and NI-AHEC programs to examine the effects of participation on healthcare professionals, and determine the potential benefits of program participation to the Idaho healthcare system, patient communities, and state of Idaho as a whole. The results of the assessments will ideally be used to inform strategies for upscaling the Idaho healthcare workforce and capitalize on opportunities to improve patient care in Idaho. Postdoctoral research fellows will predominately work with IOURMR research team members, led by Dr. Baker, but opportunities exist to work with other Idaho WWAMI students, faculty, and staff, as well as our collaborators from state and federal agencies.
Postdoctoral research fellows will also be responsible for supporting grant development, research design, and report/publication development. In collaboration with IOURMR team members, fellows will conduct and coordinate research efforts and program assessment, produce associated high-impact written products (technical and non-technical), develop external funding proposals, coordinate report dissemination activities, and present research findings. Opportunities for independent work on the development of reports, publications, or funding proposals under the direction of Dr. Baker will also be available. Fellows will develop skills in interdisciplinary research, workflow management, written and oral presentation and communication, creativity and networking, along with meeting facilitation and participation. Fellows will also develop academic teaching and mentoring skills by assisting with the delivery of research methods coursework and providing research support (e.g., data analysis, research design expertise, mentoring) for student and faculty projects in the WWAMI Medical Education program.
The University of Idaho’s WWAMI Medical Education Program is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic team engaged in ambitious, multi-year, multi-site research performed in The Idaho Office of Underserved and Rural Medical Research (IOURMR). Postdoctoral research fellows will support the Idaho WWAMI Associate Director of Medical Research, Dr. Russell Baker, and WWAMI outreach programs (e.g., Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes [ECHO] Idaho, North Idaho Area Health Education Center [NI-AHEC]) in meeting the program mission: to improve the health of Idaho’s underserved and rural communities through the purposeful integration of medical education, research, and service to advance clinical practice and patient care in Idaho.
A strong research background using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research approaches.
Strong written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences.
A Ph.D. or equivalent in a scientific discipline.
Potential for long and weekend hours.
Expectation of travel throughout the State of Idaho.
Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, health science, epidemiology, psychology, education, exercise science, or a related field.
One or more first-authored or co-authored publications in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Experience mentoring or supporting student led research projects.
Experience with leading or supporting academic courses, with a preference for delivering research methods or data analysis coursework.
Familiarity with data analytic programs (e.g., SPSS, AMOS, SAS, R/Python, etc.).
Experience in translation and dissemination of research findings to broader audiences (e.g., business leaders, policymakers, educators).
Experience using large datasets.
Experience with survey design and familiarity with assessing psychometric properties of instruments (e.g., patient-report outcome instruments, etc.).
Familiarity with population health and implementation science research and methods.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application