Washington University of St. Louis Program in Occupational Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Program in Occupational Therapy. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


NIH-funded (R01; PI: Susan Stark) Postdoctoral Research Associate position to investigate the effectiveness of an occupational therapy program to facilitate community participation for stroke survivors transitioning home from inpatient rehabilitation. An interdisciplinary research team includes occupational therapy, neurology, physical therapy and biostatistics. This is a unique opportunity to work on a community-based phase II trial.


Trains under the supervision of Dr. Stark including (but not limited to):

  1. Data collection, processing, and management.
  2. Investigation of manualized occupational therapy intervention.
  3. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
  4. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  5. Prepares and submits papers on scientific research.
  6. Assists with supervision and training of undergraduate/graduate students and research staff.

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D. in rehabilitation science, public health or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical degree (e.g. occupational therapy)
  • Demonstrated ability to implement community based procedures, conduct research and report findings
  • Experience conducting data analysis

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should email a CV, statement of research goals, and 3 letters of reference to Susy Stark (SStark@wustl.edu).

Community-based environment (private homes of participants), normal office and laboratory environment.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Program in Occupational Therapy - 40017

Job ID: 40017

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular