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Rehab Science with 3MAP Lab @ the Colorado VA Medical Center: Post-Doc Position

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  • Rehab Science with 3MAP Lab @ the Colorado VA Medical Center: Post-Doc Position

    The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and the Eastern Colorado GRECC

    offer a two-year Advanced Geriatrics Fellowship. This fully accredited program is designed to prepare leaders for careers in aging-related geriatric/gerontology research.

    • Eligible applicants include:

    1. Non-physician candidates such as individuals with doctoral degrees in physical therapy, nursing, or occupational therapy.
    2. Other candidates with doctoral training in the movement sciences (e.g., rehabilitation science, exercise science, and kinesiology) will also be considered.
    3. U.S. citizens and permanent residents eligible for Dept. of Veterans Affairs employment.

    • This two-year advanced research fellowship requires a minimum commitment of 75% of time toward research effort, which can be conducted at either the VA-ECHCS or CU-AMC.

    • While the program is open to candidates, with or without previous geriatric or gerontology training, the research itself must be aging related and highly relevant to Veteran populations. Applications that fall within the selected Eastern Colorado GRECC priority areas (i.e., gender-related health issues, treatment and complications of obesity, rehabilitation of older adults and palliative/end-of-life care) are highly encouraged, but not required.

    • The applicant selected for the position will work with faculty mentors to develop an individualized learning plan, based on previous experience, for didactic sessions in core research skills and geriatric topics specific to the proposed research project. CU-AMC and VA-ECHCS offer a wide variety of research, clinical and educational resources that will further allow customization of a fellow’s two-year curriculum. In addition to research skills and geriatrics knowledge education, each fellow will participate in a curriculum featuring leadership, medical education, and quality improvement training.

    • The application one-page letter of intent should be received by January 10, 2020 for priority review. The GRECC Executive Committee will review the applications for eligibility, scientific merit, aging and veteran-related focus, and likelihood for career success. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a three-page description of their research and career development/mentoring plan (developed with a selected mentor), NIH-style biosketches, and two letters of support for priority review by February 14, 2020.

    • Final awards will be made as soon as March 16, 2020. The target start date is July 1, 2020.

    • The awardees’ performance and progress will be evaluated by the Committee at the end of Year 1 to determine Year 2 funding.

    Additional information on how to apply for the fellowship is found here.

    Last edited by Michael Harris-Love; December 31, 2019, 10:12 AM.