Postdoctoral Research Associate in Resilience and Health Disparities - Brown University School of Public Health

LOCATION: Providence, RI

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 12992

POSTED: September 12, 2018


Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Resilience and Health Disparities

Departments of Epidemiology and Behavioral and Social Sciences

Brown University School of Public Health

Drs. Chanelle Howe in the Department of Epidemiology and Akilah Dulin in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invite applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position that will be supported by two NIH-funded R01 grants. The position will be affiliated with the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health and the Center for Health Equity Research at Brown. These grants aim in part to assess (1) whether resilience at the individual, interpersonal, or neighborhood levels facilitate better HIV- or cardiovascular health-related outcomes and (2) the potential role of resilience in addressing persistent disparities or differences in health by race, ethnicity, or sex.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct data cleaning and analysis; perform manuscript preparation and submission; give or aid in preparing for presentations at seminars and scientific meetings; and assist with other grant-related work as needed. The position is for a minimum term of one-year, with the expectation of renewal contingent upon performance and the availability of funding.

Required and preferred qualifications:

- A doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related quantitative field is required
- Expert knowledge of SAS is required
- Experience analyzing complex longitudinal cohort data is preferred
- Experience with data harmonization is preferred
- Excellent communication (i.e., verbal and written) and collaborative skills are preferred
- Experience with the application of causal inference methods is preferred
- Established publication record in the area of HIV or cardiovascular health is preferred
- Interest in resilience or health disparities is preferred

The preferred start date for the position is February 1, 2019. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Candidates should apply with a cover letter (summarizing research experience, qualifications, and career goals), curriculum vitae, sample publication or equivalent, and 3 letters of recommendation.

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Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minorities.

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