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Fellow - PhD, Research

Company: Seattle Children's Hospital
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's - to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.

Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report's top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

Overview

Postdoctoral Position available at the Center on Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute (Seattle, Washington) in the lab of Dr. Sara Jane Webb PhD. The position is open for start date of Feb 1 to June 30, 2021.

The University of Washington & Seattle Children's Research Institute bring together scientists from several different disciplines to translate research findings into action. Within our program of research, we are working collaboratively to identify neural markers and behavioral factors that can inform developmental outcomes and treatment for children with autism. As a part of this postdoctoral position, the candidate will contribute to two funded projects related to the development of EEG biomarkers (with a focus on data acquisition and analytics) and analysis of the performance of these EEG biomarkers in clinical trials. For specific project information, see the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (U19MH108206). The position has a duration of 12 months with possibility of extension for up to 3 years. For more information about the lab, please see our website http://depts.washington.edu/pbslab/

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with experience in cognitive neuroscience, bio-signal processing, developmental psychology or areas complementary to the aims of our research group, and with an interest in developmental disabilities. Duties will focus on training and monitoring of multisite data acquisition, EEG data processing and analysis, training and supervision of research assistants and interns, co-authoring or leading publications, and the dissemination of findings.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send a complete CV and a cover letter that includes a brief statement of research interests and career objectives (2 pages max). These materials should be compiled into a single PDF file and sent to Sara Jane Webb .

Requirements

Required Education/Experience: -Doctorate degree (PhD/DVM/MD) 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

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children's requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children's requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.#06022021

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