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Palmer College of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Research Scholar in Davenport, Iowa

This full-time position is a one-year appointment at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research with possible extension. It is a non-faculty, professional position. Post-doctoral Research Scholars train under the direction and supervision of faculty mentors in preparation for academic or research careers. The position emphasizes scholarship and research training for doctors of chiropractic. Competitive applicants will want to advance chiropractic research and practice, be motivated and innovative, be able to work in teams and independently, work best in a collaborative environment and want to be mentored by leading chiropractic researchers.


Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a generous array of benefits for full time employees, including but not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off annually 

  • Health Benefits – Health, vision, dental insurance, Flex spending, Health Savings Account

  • 403(b) Retirement – 6% of salary employer contribution after 1 year of employment, with immediate vesting and optional employee contribution

  • Free Chiropractic care for employees & their dependents

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • On-site recreation facility & personal training

  • Life insurance



  • Ability to perform assigned duties with time pressures and frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to demonstrate exemplary dependability in the performance of job duties.

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of cooperation and teamwork behavior.

  • Ability to complete a high volume of work on extended basis.

  • Ability to utilize general office equipment and other necessary equipment.

  • Ability to utilize personal computer and various software packages.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve critical problems.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to work various hours as job requires.



    Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar requires a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

    Training and experience in clinical and/or health services research is desired.



  • Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office setting.

  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.


    Post-Doctoral Research Scholar Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé

  • Undergraduate transcript

  • Doctor of Chiropractic transcript

  • Two letters of reference & ratings

  • MUST use template provided from Palmer HR, one reference must be from a professor or academic advisor. For template, please email Human Resources @  or we will send you the template as completed applications are received. 

  • Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose should adequately describe your past and current academic and research experiences and convey that you show promise for success in a career in chiropractic research. Think of the statement of purpose as a composition with four different parts:

  • introduce yourself, your interests and motivations

  • summarize your undergraduate, graduate, chiropractic and research experiences

  • elaborate on your research interests

  • describe your short- and long-term career goals


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