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Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology (Brain Health and Dementia)
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Date Posted Jun. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology (Brain Health and Dementia)
University The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Department of Epidemiology
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022
  • Research Professor
    Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH) invites applications for a full-time research member at the assistant professor level. This position may start in Summer or Fall 2022. 

We invite applications from individuals with an interest in brain health and dementia, including those with a focus on risk factors, modes of prevention, epidemiologic methods, care and support of persons living with dementia, care partners, economic considerations, healthcare utilization, health equity, and public policy.  While this position will initially support the research portfolio of Dr. Melinda Power, the candidate is ultimately expected to develop an independent, extramurally-funded grant portfolio.  

GWSPH is a leader in public health science. As the only school of public health in the nation’s capital, faculty and students have an opportunity to work closely with government agencies in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as international organizations and diplomatic representations headquartered there. Washington, DC also hosts numerous foundations and non-governmental and international consulting organizations with health and development portfolios. GW has robust infrastructure to support research, including laboratory facilities dedicated to the School of Public Health in a brand-new state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall located in the heart of the GW Foggy Bottom campus and high-performance computing for analysis of large datasets. The University, School, and Department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

The Epidemiology Department has a proud tradition teaching, research, and service, and the translation of research to policy and practice.  We offer MPH degrees in Epidemiology through our residential program, as well as two doctoral degrees. GW also hosts the GW Institute for Brain Health and Dementia ( , which will provide an intellectual home for the candidate.

Job Requirements: Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Designing and conducting epidemiologic research in secondary data
  • Managing legal agreements (DUAs, IRB), and other related duties 
  • Mentoring or managing graduate students and staff
  • Development of an extramurally-funded research portfolio
  • Participation in departmental-level service activities 

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have 

  • an interest in brain health and dementia 
  • a terminal degree in a relevant discipline such as epidemiology, economics, psychology, sociology, biostatistics, public health, public policy, medicine, or other social science or relevant field; 
  • public health expertise via post-doctoral training and/or work experience; 
  • expertise in epidemiologic research and a publication record commensurate with rank;
  • a record of or promise for excellence in securing extramural funding; and
  • strong verbal and written communication skills in English. 

How to Apply: Please complete the online faculty application at and submit the following documents: 

  • curriculum vitae; 
  • cover letter; 
  • research statement describing research interests, including plans for developing an extramurally-funded research program; 

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.  Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.

  • Diversity is crucial to an educational institution’s pursuit of excellence in learning, research, and service. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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