Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (HIV and Substance Use)

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (HIV and Substance Use)

Position Details

Position Description

We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar with interests in quantitative HIV Epidemiology particularly related to the impacts of substance use. Our group has diverse skills interests on topics relevant to people with HIV including: geroscience/aging, cardiometabolic disorders, cognitive function, substance use, harm reduction and treatment, programming, and social determinants of health. We have active projects in these areas including leading a coordinating center for NIDA-funded HIV and substance use cohorts where a talented postdoctoral fellow could develop a strong research program, including supporting and leading work related to HIV and substance use across multiple cohort studies. We are seeking PhD level researchers in Epidemiology, Health Services, Statistics, Health Policy, Data Sciences, and Social Sciences such as Sociology and Demography or related fields. The successful candidate will be mentored by a collaborative team including physicians, epidemiologists, and social scientists. The position will be for one year at a time, with the expectation of renewal several times.

The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to one or more projects, learning advanced project management skills including data harmonization as well as leading projects and manuscripts evaluating specific questions related to HIV and substance use outcomes. This position provides ample opportunity to publish on existing data sets and newly collected data as well as the opportunity to potentially pursue K or other early stage investigator funding opportunities.

Examples of prior papers published by early stage investigators in our group include:

Nance RM/Trejo MEP, Whitney BM, Delaney JAC, Altice F, Beckwith CG, Chander G, Chandler R, Christopoulous K, Cunningham C, Cunningham WE, Del Rio C, Donovan D, Eron JJ, Fredericksen RJ, Kahana S, Kitahata MM, Kronmal R, Kuo I, Kurth A, Mathews WC, Mayer KH, Moore RD, Mugavero MJ, Ouellet LJ, Quan VM, Saag MS, Simoni JM, Springer S, Strand L, Taxman F, Young JD, Crane HM. Impact of abstinence and of reducing illicit drug use without abstinence on HIV viral load. Clin Infect Dis 2020;70(5):867-874

Matsuzaki M, Vu QM, Gwadz M, Delaney JAC, Kuo I, Trejo MEP, Cunningham WE, Cunningham CO, Christopoulos K. Perceived access and barriers to care among illicit drug users and hazardous drinkers: findings from the Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain data harmonization initiative (STTR). BMC Public Health 2018;18(1):366.

Luu B, Ruderman S, Nance R, Delaney JAC, Ma J, Hahn A, Heckbert SR, Budoff MJ, Crothers K, Mathews WC, Christopolous K, Hunt PW, Eron J, Moore R, Keruly J, Lober WB, Burkholder GA, Willig A, Chander G, McCaul ME, Cropsey K, O'Cleirigh C, Peter I, Feinstein M, Tsui JI, Lindstroem S, Saag M, Kitahata MM, Crane HM, Drumright LN, Whitney BM. Tobacco smoking and binge alcohol use are associated with incident venous thromboembolism in an HIV cohort. HIV Med 2022;23(10):1051-1060

Nance RM/Delaney JAC/Simoni JM, Wilson IB, Mayer KH, Whitney BM, Aunon FM, Safren SA, Mugavero MJ, Mathews WC, Christopoulos KA, Eron JJ, Napravnik S, Moore RD, Rodriguez B, Lau B, Fredericksen RJ, Saag MS, Kitahata MM, Crane HM. HIV viral suppression trends over time among HIV-infected patients receiving care in the United States, 1997 to 2015: A cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2018;169(6):376-384.

This is a full-time position with a 12 months service period with the possibility for yearly renewal dependent upon performance and continued funding. The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459 per month - $6,250 per month ($65,508 annually - $75,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. The start date for this position would be Spring or Summer of 2023. The work is highly collaborative, so the ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, will be detail-oriented, and will have the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website


Candidate must have a PhD degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Services, Statistics, Health Policy, Data Sciences, and Social Sciences such as Sociology and Demography or related fields. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of experience in clinical research and have published (or under review) several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


Please submit a CV and cover letter via Interfolio and do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Heidi Mclaughlin Crane at with any questions.

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