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Postdoctoral Fellowship For Nurse Scientists

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Palliative Care

Postdoctoral Fellowship

For Nurse Scientists

Summary: Building on the ethos of creative innovation that best defines Silicon Valley and leveraging the best of Stanford’s leading Schools of Medicine, Business, Engineering, and Education, join our world-class Palliative Care Team for a unique one– to three-year postdoctoral training program focused on nursing science within palliative care. Our program uniquely integrates Stanford Health Care & Stanford Children’s Health with Stanford University to provide a rich applied research setting.

Description: Nurse Postdoctoral Fellows will participate in the academic and research activities of the new interdisciplinary Stanford Palliative Care Center of Excellence, as well as collaborate with the Palliative Care and Geriatric clinical services teams in the care delivery system’s. Stanford’s program uniquely emphasizes implementation science, as well as potential applications of technology. The goals of the fellowship are for fellows to (a) establish their own program of research in palliative care; (b) learn how to promote integration of significant research findings into clinical practice; (c) develop skills to secure funding through grants; (d) foster dissemination of research through presentations and publications; and (e) build on the fellowship experience to achieve a sustainable career pathway as a leader in nursing scholarship and practice.

Qualifications: Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria: Completion of a research-focused doctorate prior to fellowship commencement; a track record of contributing to peer-reviewed publications; prior clinical and/or research expertise with palliative care; ability to articulate in a written personal statement the applicant’s goals and objectives within the specific areas of interest, building on prior education and/or clinical experiences; an additional statement outlining the relevant resources at Stanford University that will contribute to and advance Fellowship objectives. Applicants must be eligible for Registration with the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Applications are being received on a rolling basis.
Please contact Sana Younus, Fellowship Administrative Lead at
research@stanfordhealthcare.org to receive further application details.


2018 Inaugural Year

Exposure to health policy, regulatory, and financial issues relevant to advanced illness, aging, or frailty

Rigorous methodological training and experience with design and implementation of health services research studies

Professional and career development, networking and grant writing

Novel academic/practice partnership in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Full-Time Salary

Housing & Relocation

Research Stipend


Garrett Chan, PhD, NP, CNS, FPCN, FAAN, Director

Karl Lorenz, MD, Co-Director

David Pickham, PhD, RN, Associate Director

Generous funding support provided by the SU School of    Nursing Alumnae Association



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