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  1. 2 Postdoctoral fellowships at University of Indiana, Bloomington

    CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON RACE AND ETHNICITY IN SOCIETY (CRRES) POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP RSP Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies (includes Native American Studies), Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Postdoctoral fellows are an important component of the intellectual life of CRRES. The CRRES fellowship program aims to create a legacy of qualified scholars who will be positioned to address the broad issue of race and ethnicity in the United States using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. We are looking for self-motivated and highly-organized individuals who can work independently and as members of a team. Appropriate areas of specialization include U.S. coverage of: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race, ethnicity, and religion; (3) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (4) racial attitudes; (5) minorities and social movements; and (6) social inequality. We welcome cross-national research as long as there is a comparison with U.S. groups, with a substantial focus on the American experience. Terms of Agreement Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area(s) of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations (including CRRES) and published works. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments in each year of their residency; are expected to participate in CRRES activities; and take part in their home departments’ colloquia and/or seminars. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2014 through May 31, 2016, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space (with basic office supplies), a computer, and printer. Application Process We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2012 or 2013 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com. All applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2014. Candidates should be prepared to submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (approximately 3000 words describing their dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), and three letters of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Pamela Braboy Jackson, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or pjackson@indiana.edu. Applications received by January 30, 2014 will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to excellence through diversity. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

  2. Post Doctoral Associate Opportunity at The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

    The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) at Duke University is seeking qualified applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position is funded by grants from the National Health, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Aging and involves interdisciplinary research on the social, behavioral, and psychosocial antecedents of cardiovascular disease and related outcomes. The position will provide excellent opportunities for career development and collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of investigators in sociology, cardiology, epidemiology, and health services research. In addition to direct mentorship, the postdoc will have opportunities to integrate with the DCRI Research Fellowship Program (https://www.dcri.org/fellowship-program), DCRI Outcomes researchers (https://www.dcri.org/outcomes), and contribute to new and on-going research activities. Eligible candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in any of the following areas: behavioral science, epidemiology, health services research, psychology, sociology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have excellent quantitative skills and experience analyzing complex datasets using longitudinal statistical methods. Preference will be given to candidates with interests in health disparities and a background in interdisciplinary research. View the details by clicking here

  3. Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Health Sciences, seeks a postdoctoral research associate to help shape the new Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), which began in July 2012.

    This is a one-year postdoctoral position. SSEHRI has many funded projects, and aims to build a thriving space for collaborations between life sciences and social sciences that train scholars for interdisciplinary collaborations that effectively improve the study and remediation of environmental health questions. The postdoc will develop their own research in the social study of environmental health issues with the assistance of the Institute’s interdisciplinary research group. The postdoc will have a regular mentor, opportunities for collaboration on existing research, involvement with other postdocs, multiple venues for presenting work in progress, the option to take or audit courses, and opportunities for guest lecturing. Additionally the postdoctoral research associate will play a major role in carrying out the Institute’s multiple activities which include: 1) biomonitoring and household exposure, including innovative methods of reporting individual data to participants ; 2) conducting the NSF-funded “Research Training Program – New Directions in Environmental Ethics: Emerging Contaminants, Emerging Technologies, and Beyond”, which trains postdocs and doctoral students, and developing an NIH training grant to extend that work; 3) developing curriculum on environmental health for social scientists, and social science for environmental health scientists, to be offered via website and CDs; 4) studying researchers’ experience of social science-life science collaboration; 5) integrating comprehensive doctoral training in environmental sociology to make Northeastern the premier location for such training; 6) networking environmental health communities with faculty and students for research and internships; 7) developing and studying the use of low-cost tools for community-based environmental monitoring; 8) working with Hospitals for a Healthy Environment in Rhode Island and Health Care Without Harm on greening the health care system in collaboration with hospitals, professional associations, unions, food organizations, state and local government agencies, and green architecture and building groups; 9) becoming a campus-wide resource for teaching research ethics, cultural competence, and community-based participatory research, including the NSF-funded Northeast Ethics Education Partnership for Research Ethics. Northeastern University has a strong environmental health presence, including a Superfund Research Program, and several major grants with Silent Spring Institute. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, click on the Apply to This Job link at the top of the page if reading this on the NU website. If reading this ad elsewhere, go to http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26546. Candidates should be prepared to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, writing samples (published or unpublished). Three letters of reference, including one from your dissertation advisor should be sent to: Professor Phil Brown, Northeastern University, 318 INV, Boston, MA 02115 or by e-mail to p.brown@neu.edu The start date of this position is flexible and will be determined at the time an offer is made. Review of applicatons will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. For additional information write Phil Brown at: p.brown@neu.edu.

  4. R25T post-doc opening at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota: Cancer Related Health Disparities Education and Career Development Program
  5. The University of Minnesota Schools of Public Health and Medicine are excited to announce the availability of a postdoctoral research education fellowship position in Cancer Disparities. This education and career development program is funded by the National Cancer Institute (Jean Forster, PhD and Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH, Co-PIs). Eligible candidates should have a doctoral degree in any of the following disciplines: medicine, behavioral science, epidemiology, health education, health services research, sociology, anthropology, clinical, social or counseling psychology or a related discipline. Preferred candidates will have experience and peer-reviewed publications in above disciplines.

    This program is focused on training researchers to develop and evaluate interventions to reduce cancer-related inequities among disadvantaged populations in both clinical and population settings, using a Community Based Participatory Research framework. The program also intends to enhance the diversity of the research workforce in this area by recruiting individuals from underrepresented/disadvantaged populations. The fellowship provides exceptional educational and career development opportunities, including both academic and community mentors. The Fellow will collaborate with a dynamic, federally funded, multi-disciplinary team of investigators including psychologists, physicians, epidemiologists, and statisticians, and with cultural community organizations with a history of community-university research partnerships to address community-identified problems.The position offers a 2-year appointment with a start date of September 2013, competitive salary, excellent resources for career development, and liberal benefits. The fellowship can be tailored to suit the individual's training requirements with opportunities for teaching experience, clinical and community-based work, authorship on relevant manuscripts, collaborative grant writing experience, rigorous independent grant submission, and funding to obtain an MPH or MS in Clinical Research. There is also support for conference travel and other training experiences.

    If interested, submit a letter of intent, CV, and three letters of reference addressed to Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH to the University of Minnesota Employment web site:http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Please reference Requisition # 185409. Applications will be reviewed beginning in August 2013. However, the posting will stay open until filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information, please contact Lindsey Fabian (fabian@umn.edu)


  6. Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellowship Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)
  7. Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, folklore, history, political science, sociology, and area studies (e.g., American Studies, Asian American Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies). Postdoctoral fellows are an important component of the intellectual life of CRRES. The CRRES fellowship program aims to create a legacy of qualified scholars who will be positioned to address the broad issue of race and ethnicity through a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. We are looking for self-motivated and highly-organized individuals who can work independently and as members of a team.

    Appropriate areas of specialization include: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race in electoral politics; (3) race, ethnicity, and religion; (4) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (5) racial attitudes; (6) U.S. minorities and social movements; and (7) social inequality.

    Terms of Agreement

    Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area(s) of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations (including CRRES) and published works. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments in each year of their residency; are expected to participate in CRRES activities; and take part in their home departments’ colloquia and/or seminars. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space (with basic office supplies), a computer, and printer.

    Application Process

    We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2011 or 2012 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2013 must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. To be eligible, all applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2013.

    Send completed applications to the CRRES office by January 30, 2013. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (approximately 3000 words describing their dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), and three letters of reference, which must be sent separately and received by the January 30, 2013 deadline. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments.

    We prefer materials to be sent electronically to crrespd@indiana.edu. Materials sent by mail should be sent to Pamela Braboy Jackson, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

    Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres.

    Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to excellence through diversity. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.


  8. The Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas
  9. The Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas has openings for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral positions.

    The main purpose of the training program is to support outstanding postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in two broad areas of research:

    • Health of older minorities, with an emphasis on older Hispanics
    • Comparative Effectiveness Research

     Mentoring teams provide expert guidance in an environment proven to maximize progress toward independent researcher status. Funded investigators include physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, demographers and health economists. Aging-related research initiatives at UTMB include the Mexican Health and Aging Study, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT), the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, the Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes, and the Hispanic Established Population for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly.

    Exceptional candidates may qualify for an additional $5,000 - $10,000 over the NIH stipend level plus moving expenses. All trainees receive full health care benefits. Additional funds are available to cover tuition and fees for relevant courses and other training related expenses. Pre-doctoral fellows earn a Ph.D. degree in Population Health Sciences, Clinical Science, or Rehabilitation Sciences in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, or other doctoral programs at UTMB.

    In order to be considered for the program, an applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. or permanent resident. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.

    Application procedure and information available at http://www.utmb.edu/scoa/ResearchTraining/ppdtphom.asp Direct inquiries or questions about the program, contact: Kelley Prevou Phone: 409/747-1987 Email: kaprevou@utmb.edu

    This training program is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) through an Institutional National Training Award (NRSA) 5T32AG0270. UTMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Institution that proudly values diversity. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


  10. ISR (Institute for Social Research) 2013 NIA Postdoctoral Fellowships
  11. The Population Studies Center expects to have openings for postdoctoral fellows sponsored by National Institute on Aging. Positions to start on or about September 1, 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) at the starting date. Background in aging is desirable but not required. Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. More detail can be found by following this link