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Post-Doctoral Scientist
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 11/03/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Job Description Summary:
The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at the George Washington University seeks a highly qualified health services researcher for a Post-Doctoral Scientist position focused on health equity and structural racism.  Their role will have a substantial impact on shaping and strengthening this important component of the Mullan Institute’s Health Workforce Equity research agenda. This position will have access to a variety of national datasets that can be used to examine health equity and workforce disparities related to structural racism, including T-MSIS Medicaid data and a national database of approximately 1.5 million behavioral health providers. 
The Mullan Institute is a university-wide initiative to strengthen health workforce policies in the United States and around the world. The Mullan Institute is in the Department of Health Policy and Management and its members represent the Milken Institute School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Business, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration.
The Post-Doctoral Scientist will be part of a team focused on behavioral health workforce research, including health equity, diversity, education, and training. This position is a one-year, full-time position that may be renewed based on funding and satisfactory performance. You will have an opportunity to:
  • Prepare and publish peer review publications on health equity and structural racism. 
  • Design and perform statistical analysis, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses.
  • Develop health workforce research study proposals to further your research.
  • Assist faculty researchers with ongoing research studies.
  • Respond to rapid requests for data analysis or other research requests from funder
  • Present project results to internal and external parties, including professional meetings.
  • Communicate with other departments, outside collaborators, and others to ensure success of project.
  • Help with preparing technical publications and reports
  • May be responsible for training graduate assistants or student employees.
Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a 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:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Prior research focus on health equity and structural racism:
  • Expertise in behavioral health (i.e., mental illness, substance use, etc.)
  • Significant expertise in quantitative methods for health services research, including study design, implementation, data collection, data analysis, and the write up of results;
  • History of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to develop and test methods of research;
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team setting; 
  • A PhD or equivalent degree in health policy, public policy, or health administration

Additional preferred skills and experience:
  • Prior workforce research experience and/or strong interest in workforce research
  • Prior experience analyzing claims data or other large datasets
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring students
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status On-campus (in person)
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: R001445
Job Open Date: 11/02/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
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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