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Health Disparities and Geospatial AnalystPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Feb-13
We are seeking two full-time postdoctoral fellows to join the newly established Health Disparities & Geospatial Transdisciplinary Research Lab. The lab is housed in the Population and Community Health Sciences Branch of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health. The mission of the lab is to understand factors influencing health disparities and develop effective measures/interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce/eliminate health disparities among minorities and underserved populations. Current projects geographic variations in cancer incidence and treatment patterns, health information and seeking behaviors among Africans living in the US.
Responsibilities: Fellows will assist with study design and implementation, data analysis, and publication of study findings. In addition, fellows will work on secondary data projects. The postdoctoral fellows will develop their own research questions related to health disparities.
Fellows will receive multidisciplinary training and mentorship at NIH. They will also receive support in developing a K-series or similar grant proposal during their fellowship. They also can apply for internal funding mechanisms. They will be encouraged to participate in grant writing courses and trainings. Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to participate in journal clubs, in-person speaker series, and webinar series. Travel funds will be available to travel to 2 conferences a year to present their research and network.
This is a fulltime 2 to 3-year appointment with year-to-year renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.Qualifications:
Candidates must have completed a PhD in social or behavioral science or related field. Candidates must have experience or an interest in developing expertise in health disparities, cancer control and prevention, chronic diseases, and community-based interventions. Strong expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Statistics/Biostatistics or System Dynamics (SD)/Community-Based System Dynamics (CBSD), and qualitative research/community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods, is a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience.To Apply:
Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a two-page synopsis of their research interest, including a brief description of their career plans related to GIS and transdisciplinary approach to understanding and eliminating/reducing health disparities, and (3) two letters of recommendation. Email applications to Faustine Williams Faustine.Williamsnih.gov with subject line: Last name, First name, Postdoc application.
The positions are open immediately. Applications will be accepted and screened on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.