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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR - Health, Aging, and Sexuality Gender Study

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School / Campus / College: School of Social Work

Organization: School of Social Work

Title: POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR - Health, Aging, and Sexuality Gender Study

Position Details

Position Description

The Goldsen Institute (Health, Sexuality & Gender Research Center, Intervention Research Center, and Translational Practice & Training Center) at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to be involved with multiple research studies promoting equity and reducing social, economic and health disparities in LGBTQ and sexual and gender diverse people.

Built upon more than two decades of research, the Goldsen Institute is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and other marginalized populations, and their families and caregivers. It is distinguished by its innovative responses to the changing nature and increasing diversity in our society. The Center houses several key research studies, including multiple federally funded projects, using science to promote best practices in research, education and practice to promote equity and reduce social, economic and health disparities for generations to come.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work with and contribute to population health and intervention research studies. Population health studies include Aging with Pride: NHAS (National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study) (NIH/NIA; R01), the first federally funded, national longitudinal study of LGBTQ midlife and older adult health, aging and well-being, designed to identify modifiable factors that account for health trajectories in these communities. Intervention studies include Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia, Empowerment and Action) (NIH/NIA, R01), the first federally funded study to develop and test interventions for LGBTQ midlife and older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners.


  • Must be able to travel to conferences and/or community events.
  • This is not a remote position (except during COVID-19 mandates).
  • 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.



  • One year (minimum) term to a maximum of 5 years (60 months) total post doctoral service; without  an approved exception the 5 years maximum applies to post doctoral work both at UW and elsewhere.
  • Appointment may begin pending conferral of PhD degree, but degree must be conferred by the end of the 1st year of appointment.





  • Doctoral Degree (must be conferred by the end of the 1st year of appointment) in public health, social work, psychology or other related health science or social science field.
  • Research experience with LGBTQ populations, older adults, or other health disparate and/or marginalized populations
  • Research experience addressing health disparities and/or equity
  • Strong data analysis skills with quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience with statistical software such as Stata, Mplus and/or R
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience writing grant proposals
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol development and management experience
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task and complete multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate on technical subjects effectively with non-technical faculty and staff, and community members
  • Work well independently and within a collaborative fast paced environment
  • Experience with MS Office



  • Experience with longitudinal data collection and management (preferably in REDCap)
  • Experience with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data
  • Experience with population-based data collection and management
  • Experience with biomarker data collection and analysis
  • Experience with random control trial (RCT) studies
  • Expertise in intervention studies
  • Experience with development and testing of statistical models
  • Experience with power analyses
  • Experience and ability to work with graduate (Masters and PhD) level students
  • Experience in working with community providers and partners in building and executing research agendas
  • Experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary research teams


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Application materials include:

Cover letter explaining fit with this position, research experience, and career goals;

Curriculum Vitae; and,

Three reference letters

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