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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Home and Community-Based Services at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), are funding a postdoctoral fellow research position through the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) funding mechanism at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC). This postdoctoral fellow will assist in the execution and implementation of scientific research and development in collaboration with a research team based at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. 

The RRTC aims to:

  • Identify and test promising measures
  • Identify promising HCBS practices and requisite service-delivery competencies
  • Develop and pilot test an intervention for HCBS using manualized training materials that support person-centered care delivery coordination
  • Work closely with NIDILRR and other Administration for Community Living centers to ensure the RRTC's activities are informing and informed by other HCBS quality initiatives.

This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship that provides an opportunity for individuals who have completed a PhD or other terminal degree to gain expertise and experience in health services research broadly, with the goal of preparing for a scholarly career. The fellow will have opportunities to work with a team that develops person-centered outcome measures, define best practices and competencies, and designs and conducts a training intervention. This opening is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR); research activities must relate to NIDILRR’s Long Range Plan. 

Postdoctoral fellows gain experience in a full range of research-related activities, developing publications and grant applications. This position will begin preferably between Spring and Fall 2023. Applicants should specify which of four funding mechanisms, described below, are best aligned with their interests and goals. 

Information about and application requirements are available on the Integrated Program in Health Services and Outcomes Research website. Applicants should specify which funding mechanism is best aligned with their interests and goals. 

Contact Allen Heinemann at 312.238.2920 or for questions about eligibility and program fit. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers.