[community] Fwd: Disability Research Fellowship Post-Doctoral Program for 2018-2019

Laura Yvonne Bulk laurabulk at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 18:54:00 UTC 2017

Another post-doc opportunity in which some folks might be interested.

Laura Yvonne Bulk OT, MOT, BSW
PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences
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Date: 17 November 2017 at 09:06
Subject: Disability Research Fellowship Post-Doctoral Program for 2018-2019
To: "laurabulk at gmail.com" <laurabulk at gmail.com>

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is
pleased to announce a new 2018-2019 postdoctoral program in disability
policy research. We are seeking qualified candidates who are interested in
developing research on people with disabilities to influence policies,
opportunities, and outcomes for this community.

This fellowship opportunity provides a personalized 18-month training
experience for emerging scholars with disabilities who hold a PhD or
similar advanced degree and are committed to building knowledge and
evidence on health policies and services for people with disabilities. All
fellows are eligible for accommodations and ongoing support by advisors
with experience in disability research.

*Salary, Benefits, and Disability Accommodation*
This postdoctoral training program recognizes and accommodates the
financial and vocational needs of scholars with disabilities. Each fellow
will be hired as a research associate at the Washington State University
(WSU) Department of Health Policy and Administration, with a competitive
salary, conference travel funds, health insurance coverage, and retirement
benefits. All fellows are eligible for a tuition waiver. Fellows with
significant disability support needs will also receive up to 40 hours of
workplace personal assistance per week, plus supplemental funds for moving
expenses, adaptive technologies, and conference travel accommodations.

*Position Responsibilities include:*
- Attend seminars to supplement and advance knowledge in health policy
- Participate on existing CHRIL research projects and publications
- Lead a research project and develop a journal manuscript, (toward end of
- Attend professional conferences related to health policy and/or
disability research
- Develop a five-year research plan and academic CV
- Publish results as a co-author in peer-reviewed, scientific journals
- Work independently and as part of the CHRIL team of researchers

The 2018-2019 fellowship will complement and extend the work of the
Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL), a multisite
Disability & Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National
Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDILRR). The main fellowship site is Washington State University’s health
sciences campus in Spokane, Washington.

During the latter part of their training period, fellows may choose to
spend 3-6 months at one or more CHRIL affiliate sites, includingWashington,
DC (American Association of Health and Disability), Lawrence, KS (Institute
for Health & Disability Policy Studies), orHouston, TX (Independent Living
Research Utilization). CHRIL research projects include assessments of
outcomes for consumers with disabilities, the training needs of Centers for
Independent Living, trends in health coverage, access, and cost, and the
impacts of health reform on workplace participation and/or benefit

*Position Qualifications for Fellowship Candidates*

Fellowship candidate qualifications include having received a doctoral
degree (or similar advanced degree) within the past five years, a strong
interest in a future research career, critical thinking, communication
skills, interest in disability policy research, and the ability to work
well independently and as part of a team. Preferred qualifications include
experience with research design and a personal commitment to disability
research and/or prior advocacy in this area.

*How to Apply*

To submit an application, go to: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/34682

Required materials for the application will include: (1) cover letter, (2)
CV or resume, (3) a personal statement (1-2 pages) about your prior
experiences with a disability, (4) a research statement (1 page), and (5)
brief writing sample (research-oriented if possible). Assistance in
preparing and/or submitting these materials is available if needed.

*Key Dates*

Review of applications will begin as of December 15, 2017 and continue
through 2018 until the position is filled. Fellowship start date in 2018 is
flexible. WSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its
services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals
with disabilities.

To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please
contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 <(509)%20335-4521>(v),
Washington State TDD Relay Service: 1-800-833-6384 <(800)%20833-6384> (v);
TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388 <(800)%20833-6388> (TDD), 509-335-1259
<(509)%20335-1259> (f).

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