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Edson Postdoctoral Fellows

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The Arizona State University (ASU) Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation invites applications for the Edson Postdoctoral Fellows.  We are specifically seeking applicants who are interested in pursuing research related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, dementia care, family caregiving for people living with dementia, and/or interventions to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers. The goal of these fellowships is to provide exceptional mentored research and training experiences for its participants including research methods, community and clinical partnership development, interventions, and professional development activities (e.g., manuscript presentation preparation, project management, and grant writing).

Edson College faculty plan to help train a new generation of scientists with the necessary skill sets to become successful leaders dedicated to research in dementia care and related research.  Applicants must have an earned, research-focused doctorate degree in nursing or another health-related field (i.e., community health, exercise science/physical activity, nutrition, public health, integrative health, preventive medicine, psychology, or other related field), and demonstrate interest in establishing independent and programmatic research program in dementia, dementia care, or dementia caregiving.  Applicants from underrepresented populations and applicants interested in both full-time and part-time fellowships are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are typically for 1 to 2 years with the second year contingent upon performance in the prior year.  Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the available positions are filled.  Stipends are at the NIH-level for postdoctoral trainees and fellows.   

Edson College is part of a vibrant and diverse research, education, and practice community at ASU, named this year by U.S. News and World Report for the fifth year in a row as #1 in Innovation among all universities in the United States. Edson College offers a rich interprofessional research and teaching environment with a unique and growing transdisciplinary PhD program and centers encompassing health promotion and disease prevention; health equity science; global health; interprofessional practice, education, and research; and, aging. The college recently received a 25 million dollar gift to name the college and coalesce our focus on aging studies, gerontology, family caregiving, and dementia care, focusing on taking research from the “bench to the bedside,” and care delivery from the acute setting, to the clinic, and into the home.  This spring, we launched our new Center for Innovation in Healthy & Resilient Aging (CIHRA).   https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/cihra

CIHRA is an interdisciplinary and interprofessional endeavor to promote research, training, and education that helps solve challenges in aging. The majority of CIHRA’s efforts focus on innovative wellness, strength-based, and resilience- and capacity-building research opportunities that would translate into positive change from the level of the individuals and families, to organizations and systems, and ultimately to communities and local, national, and global policies. CIHRA, along with our fully integrated PhD-DNP program that boasts research/teaching assistantships and tuition benefits for students with a research focus in aging and simultaneous preparation as adult/gero nurse practitioners, as well as postdoctoral fellowships for interprofessional candidates in dementia science, family caregiving, and aging. We believe that we are well positioned to propel the college forward in this important area of research, practice, and education.

Our Edson College faculty collaborate across professions, other colleges, and universities and have current or recent funding from NIH, PCORI, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, HRSA, the Veterans Administration, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and several other local, regional, and national organizations.  Edson College faculty also collaborate with a wide-ranging group of community and healthcare organizations to improve the economic, social, and cultural health and vitality of shared local, state, national, and global communities. Examples of these organizations Include Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, and the VA Medical Center.

 Application Deadline and Procedure:

 Currently accepting applications for up to four positions.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the positions are filled.  Early applications are encouraged.  A criminal and employment history background check will be performed prior to the employment offer.

Please apply by submitting:

  1. A letter of interest providing a statement of research interests, experience, and how this postdoctoral experience will promote future career goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae/professional resume
  3. A representative publication.
  4. Names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references

Application material will be accepted through the following link:  http://apply.interfolio.com/69793

 Applicants for academic positions at Arizona State University are encouraged to take the opportunity to complete the voluntary EEO Survey.  For more information about Arizona State University and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, you are invited to visit: http://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/

 Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.