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Posdoctoral Fellow in Disability Policy Research - Brandeis University

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Location: Waltham, MA
Full-time position
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Job #11845
Posted: October 2, 2017
Description:

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy is pleased to announce an opening in our postdoctoral
research training program in disability policy research.


We invite applications from qualified candidates for two-year fellowships. Advanced training is
available under the mentorship of the nationally recognized faculty of the Heller School for Social
Policy and Management. This disability policy postdoctoral training program is part of the Heller
School’s intellectually vibrant community. Qualified candidates are invited to join a community
that thrives on rigorous research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and supports the mission of
knowledge advancing social justice. A range of exciting research opportunities is available to
fellows, including investigations of the health and well-being of children and adults with
disabilities and their caregiving families. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with a
variety of currently ongoing Lurie Institute research projects such as a national research center for
parents with disabilities, a study examining pregnancy outcomes and experiences of women with
disabilities, and a study of contraception use, unintended pregnancy, and sex education among
people with disabilities.


The primary goal of this fellowship is to prepare scholars to conduct rigorous research that can be
applied in today’s complex policy environment. Training of post-doctoral fellows will include
immediate engagement in an existing research program coupled with opportunities to develop
skills in preparing grant proposals, managing research projects, developing scholarly articles and
scientific presentations and disseminating findings to advocates and policy makers. Fellows will
also have the opportunity to develop their own independent research programs.
Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees within the past three years and must have
advanced statistical training. Applicants with earned doctorates in disability studies, economics,
public health, public policy, social work, and sociology are particularly encouraged. Competitive
stipends are available, based on experience. In addition, fellows are eligible to enroll in Brandeis
University’s health and dental insurance programs. The position also includes a travel fund to
support the presentation of the fellow’s scholarship at scientific conferences. Applicants should
submit a curriculum vita, two letters of reference, a writing sample, and a 1-page statement of
research interests. Review of applications will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, please
submit your completed application prior to October 15, 2017. Appointment dates are flexible.

How to Apply:

Submit application to:
Michelle Techler
Assistant Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
mtechler@brandeis.edu