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Postdoctoral Fellowship - UC Davis VPRP/UCFC

Location: Sacramento, CA
Full-time position
Closing Date: January 15, 2018
Job #11950
Posted: October 27, 2017
Description:

  We are recruiting one or more outstanding young investigators to undertake an intensive two-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research on the nature and prevention of violence, with a particular emphasis on firearm violence. Positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program (MD, PhD, DrPH, or equivalent) and have made a long-term commitment to violence research, either as their primary career focus or as an element of a career in a clinical health profession. 

  Fellowships are offered jointly by the Violence Prevention Research Program and the new University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, both at the University of California, Davis. VPRP helped develop the public health approach to violence prevention; UCFC is the nation’s first publicly-funded center for firearm violence research. Our program of research on firearm violence is recognized worldwide as among the best of its kind, and firearm violence research will be the core activity of the fellowship. Other areas of sustained interest include individual and social factors associated with violence across the life course, the effectiveness of violence prevention policies and programs, criminal justice decision making, and risk prediction. Both organizations are led by Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, an emergency physician and one of the nation’s leading firearm violence researchers and policy experts. Core principal investigators represent the many of the disciplines appropriate to the study and prevention of violence: medicine, epidemiology, criminology, sociology, econometrics, and policy evaluation.  

  Fellows will collaborate in ongoing research and also design and lead studies of their own, all with mentoring by core principal investigators. The specific content of each fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals and objectives of the fellow. UC Davis provides a robust program of courses, seminars, and other learning and teaching opportunities for postdoctoral scholars. Principal investigators are actively involved in developing public policy on firearm violence and its prevention, and fellows will be expected to participate in this important translational work.  

  We are accepting applications for appointments beginning in the spring or summer of 2018. The Fellowship will provide a competitive full-time postdoctoral scholar salary and benefits; funds for research project expenses and travel to a scientific meeting are available. Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their goals and qualifications for the fellowship, specific research interests, and career plans; a CV; contact information for three references; and copies of two published papers or other recent examples of their scholarly work.

Materials should be sent by email to Pamela Keach, MS, Research Administrator, at pakeach@ucdavis.edu. Please use the subject line “Fellowship Application.” The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

  Applications are due by January 15, 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.