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Postodctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (HIV and COVID-19)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Title: Postodctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (HIV and COVID-19)

Position Details

Position Description

The Patel Research Group at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking to hire a post-doctoral fellow to collaborate on the Group’s work with the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C).  The Group has been funded by the National Institutes of Health to undertake research at the intersections of HIV, COVID-19, and social determinants of health (SDoH) while centering on health equity.  N3C is the largest electronic health record (EHR) data repository in U.S. history and contains both unparalleled individual-level granular clinical and area-level data, including the largest U.S. cohort of people living with HIV and COVID-19 outcomes data (>77K).  The planned work will utilize real-world, nationally-sampled data, combining machine learning and statistical learning, multi-level modeling, and mathematical modeling methods, to determine the SDoH factors that may influence HIV and COVID-19 outcomes.

Duties Include:

  • Provide analytic support on planned priority analyses in N3C
  • Support conceptual planning and study design for planned and future analyses in N3C
  • Draft manuscripts based on analyses conducted by the Group in N3C 
  • Conduct original, independent research by proposing, analyzing, drafting, and publishing first-authored manuscripts
  • Assist in dissemination of findings, including at conferences and meetings
  • Collaborate with other investigators and colleagues in N3C to advance the Group’s and individual’s research agendas
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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 start date for this position would be Fall 2022.

The base salary range for this position will be: $4,480 - $5,459 per month ($53,760 - $65,508 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a lump sum relocation payment.

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.

The Patel Research Group is located on the UW’s Harborview Medical Center campus, in the Ninth and Jefferson Building, in Seattle, WA. Dr. Patel and her group are supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Thrasher Foundation, and industry-sponsored studies. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field
  • Demonstrated research ability, including higher order coding skills in quantitative software, such as R or Python, strong writing skills, and a promising publication record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic or advanced understanding of EHR data organization
  • Record of research in HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, or SDoH
  • First-author publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills


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

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