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Minimum USD Salary: 60,000
Maximum USD Salary: 60,000


Company: The University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dean Im Lab

Hiring Department:
School of Nursing

Position Open To:
All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

FLSA Status:

Earliest Start Date:
Sep 01, 2024

Position Duration:
Expected to Continue Until May 31, 2026


Job Details:

General Notes

Dean Eun-Ok Im, is a pioneer and leader in the use of computer and mobile technologies to study the experiences of racial/ethnic minority women and to eliminate gender and ethnic disparities globally. Dean Im’s Lab at the University of Texas, Austin School of Nursing (PI: Eun-Ok Im RN, PhD, MPH FAAN) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral research position. The post-doc fellow will assist in multiple NIH-funded studies on technology-based interventions for Asian-American women with various health needs.

In this position, with guidance from Dean Im, you will be responsible for leading an independent project that addresses our shared interests and aligns with your career goals. Your responsibilities will also include support of existing lab projects, including overseeing data analysis and dissemination, and mentoring and training junior scholars, and grant writing. For more information about possible mentors, potential fellows should contact: Dr. Wonshik Chee (


This position will be directly involved with three NIH-funded clinical trials.


  • Collecting data, maintaining study records and meeting regulatory requirements
  • Critically evaluating and interpreting data through advanced quantitative analysis and determining next steps
  • Mentoring and training staff and students
  • Writing and publishing scientific material, including manuscripts
  • Presenting research at conferences
  • Contributing to grant submissions for external funding
  • Collaborating with the research team to coordinate operational development activities.
  • Collaborating with other researchers at The University of Texas Austin, nationally, and internationally

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in nursing, or a related field from a U.S. institution, earned within the last three years.
  • Desire to pursue a career in nursing research and scholarship
  • Technical skills related to behavioral sciences research, including strong quantitative and qualitative skills. Ability to use SPSS, or R desired
  • Bi-lingual (English and Chinese/Korean/Japanese)
  • Ability to work independently on projects
  • Strong proficiency in scientific writing demonstrated through lead-authored publications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to train and mentor staff and students

Salary Range

$60,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Standard office and lab conditions.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Research statement detailing their research, overall research goals, career goals, and expectations for how this traineeship will advance both sets of goals, and their next step in their program of research

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:
Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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