NIH Diversity Supplement Funding - Graduates - Seattle Children’s Hospital


CLOSING DATE: May 31, 2022


Paid Position

JOB #: 18546

POSTED: March 22, 2022


There is an exciting opportunity to join a Seattle Children’s research study, Care4Kids! We are actively looking for a graduate student who is nearing the completion of their studies (MS/MA/MPH/PhD) to join our research team as a post-doctoral researcher for one year. This will be a fully funded (salary and benefits) full time position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle. We are open to graduate students from any discipline as long as they have interest and/or experience in our area of research. We will work with this student to create a post-doctoral position that has mutually beneficial research goals and outcomes. In particular, we are looking for an underrepresented graduate student in science who fits one or more of the following categories (as defined by our granting agency): 

  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic minority
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds
    • Were or are currently homeless
    • Were or currently are in the foster care system
    • Were eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years
    • Have/had no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor’s degree
    • Were or currently are eligible for Federal Pell grants
    • Received support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) as a parent or child
  • Grew up in one of the following areas:
    • A U.S. rural area

The start date for this position is flexible depending on the right candidate. Only U.S. citizens may apply.
Care4Kids is a national study evaluating biomarkers in children and teens to test ways to predict which kids will develop persistent symptoms after a concussion, in order to help them recover faster. If you would like to learn more about the Care4Kids study, you can read an article here

Additional Details:

Compensation: TBD - you will write your funding and role expectations with us as we apply for the NIH funding


We are looking for a graduate student (preferably someone who is in their PhD or a graduating PhD who is looking for a post doc position) who has research experience in any field that could connect to health or public health. You do not have to be a public health student, but as long as you are interested in health/public health topics, we would like to talk to you!

You must meet the NIH Diversity supplement requirements (see above for specific requirement details) to be eligible. 

How to Apply:

All interested candidates can email both Dr. Beth Bollinger ( and Dr. Sara Chrisman ( with a cover letter detailing your interest and research background along with your resume.