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Postdoctoral Fellow in MCH Epidemiology - Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Location: Berkeley, CA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11447
Posted: May 16, 2017
Description:

The Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health, in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, seeks two new Postdoctoral Fellows. The MCH Epidemiology Postdoctoral training program will provide Fellows with a transdisciplinary perspective that includes advanced training in MCH and Epidemiology, as well as in skills needed for transitioning to academic faculty and research leadership positions.

We are currently looking for fellows to work with the CHAMACOS longitudinal birth cohort study on issues related to early life adversity, acculturation and immigrant health, environmental exposures, neurodevelopment and behavior in childhood and adolescence, childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome, and related topics.  Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in research activities, acquire grant preparation skills, publish scholarly articles, advance their teaching skills, enhance presentation skills, and network in the broader MCH community. The fellowship supports salary, health insurance, coursework (if desired), research expenses, and travel to attend MCH professional meetings. Successful completion of the fellowship entails meeting learning objectives set by the fellow and faculty mentor.

Requirements include a doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, or equivalent training with substantive knowledge of the science and programs relating to maternal, child and adolescent health.  Teaching experience preferred (may be as a teaching assistant).  Applicants must be US Citizens or hold Permanent Residents status.  Candidates must possess strong quantitative skills, English writing and verbal skills, and an interdisciplinary orientation.  Commitment to MCAH populations in California is preferred.

The next available position is anticipated to start in Fall 2017. Applicants should send a CV and letter of research interest to: mchprogram@berkeley.edu

These are two-year fellowships funded through the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice; a program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at HRSA. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information about the School of Public Health please visit sph.berkeley.edu

For more information about the UCB Center of Excellence in MCH please visit ucbmch.com

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