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Posting expires on 04/15/2019
Employer: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at AUSTIN
Located in: Austin, Texas
Degree Required: PhD
Overview: The Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of population health. This is a two-year fellowship, contingent upon satisfactory progress, with a start date of July 2019.
The postdoctoral fellow will further their research and training agenda through formal mentorship and coursework, seminars, conferences, and other career development activities. The fellow will have a primary mentor assisted by other mentors in a team approach. The fellow is expected to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication, present at local and national conferences, and develop and submit at least one grant proposal by the end of the fellowship term. The fellow will be trained in population health science and will produce scientific evidence with the ultimate goal of improving population health and increasing health equity. Dell Medical School is uniquely designed to promote population health and has a strong community-based focus.
Specific research opportunities include:
Health Behavior Change Interventions: Designing and evaluating nutrition/health behavior change interventions to improve chronic disease outcomes for individuals and communities. Improving equity in tech/informatics-based nutrition/health behavior change intervention design and delivery through community engaged research.
Environmental health and lung health: Identifying and intervening upon environmental exposures that affect lung health and development.
Housing-based Health Care: Evaluating the impact of a public housing-based health and social services program on health disparities.
Eligibility: Applicants are required to possess an MD or a PhD in a relevant discipline, or currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and will fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry. Experience and/or formal coursework in biostatistics/statistics or epidemiology is preferred.
Fellows will annually receive an annual stipend, health insurance, and a travel/professional development allowance.
Application process: Applications are due April 15, 2019 and require a cover letter; curriculum vitae; two-page (single-space) statement describing research interests and experience, eligibility, training needs, & career plans, and three letters of recommendation, sent directly to:
Elizabeth Matsui, MD, MHS
Associate Chair of Research, Department of Population Health
Professor of Population Health & Pediatrics
Dell Medical School
University of Texas at Austin
Dell Medical School: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/
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