• Postdoctoral Fellow - Substance Use Prevention

    Job ID 2019-33580
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    West 8th
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Limited Term
    Department
    Child Health, Behavior & Devel
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Seattle
    Primary Location : State/Province
    WA
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    Overview

    Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute is accepting applications for a two year postdoctoral position focused on substance use prevention among adolescents (PI: Dr. Cari McCarty).

     

    The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to lead and/or participate in 1) a pilot research project focused on integrated care for marijuana use reduction among teens in primary care setting, 2) a pilot project to educate parents around strategies to prevent substance misuse in adolescents, and 3) a program evaluation of a middle school SBIRT program designed to increase school connection and improve mental health and substance use outcomes among young adolescents.     

     

    Job responsibilities include: developing study protocols and IRB submissions for new research projects; working as part of a research team to coordinate and implement data collection; analyzing, interpreting, presenting and writing up study findings in partnership with the PIs and statistical core members; generating and answering novel research questions and disseminating findings. The fellow may additionally participate in interdisciplinary leadership seminars with other postdoctoral and medical fellows, as part of the UW LEAH program (http://depts.washington.edu/uwleah). The fellow will have ample time for writing and developing their own research questions, for seeking additional statistical training and consultation, and for presenting his/her research findings at national conferences. Start date: July 1-Sept 1, 2020. 

     

    Please direct any questions about this position to Dr. Cari McCarty at: cari.mccarty@seattlechildrens.org

    Requirements

    Required Education/Experience:
    - PhD in specialty area from an accredited university training program
    - Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area

    Preferred:
    - Previous experience conducting research in the pediatric arena
    - Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing

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