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Social, Behavioral and Population SciencePosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2020-Jan-24
The mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. The NIMHD Division of Intramural Research (DIR) supports integrative and multidisciplinary research. The Its research agenda addresses a wide array of health problems that disproportionately affect health disparity populations.
The NIMHD DIR Social Behavioral Group has an opening for one (1) postdoctoral position in Bethesda, Maryland. One of our research goals is to conduct research on social, behavioral and population factors related to minority health and health disparities, and to develop and test interventions to modify these factors to reduce such disparities.
Applicants will work with investigators in the NIMHD DIR (primarily with Dr. Kelvin Choi) conducting research on tobacco use disparities, tobacco marketing and counter marketing using qualitative and quantitative, observational and experimental methodologies. There will be opportunities to collaborate with investigators at other NIH Institutes/Center as well as academic institutes on national/regional longitudinal studies. Applicants will involve designing studies, conducting data analysis, and preparing presentations and publications under the supervision of the investigators. Additional information about Dr. Choi’s research can be found here: https://irp.nih.gov/pi/kelvin-choi. Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments.Requirements:
PhD in Social & Behavioral Science and Population Science from an accredited college or university. Pre-docs who have completed all course work and in their final year of their PhD program will also be considered. Expertise in health behaviors, sociology, social psychology, health communication, marketing, and advertising is strongly preferred. Experience with statistical analysis software (e.g, SAS, Stata, R or Mplus) is required. Experience with geocoding software (e.g., ArcGIS) is strongly preferred. Qualitative research experience is also preferred, as well as experience with analyzing data from the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Applicants should also be interested in social, behavioral, and/or population factors related to minority health and health disparities.To Apply:
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and three letters of references to: Dr. Kelvin Choi: kelvin.choinih.gov. Start date: No later than September 30, 2020.
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