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Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is fully funded for a one-year period beginning 16 August 2017. The program goal is to produce a cadre of interdisciplinary researchers, trained in team science and competency-based skills, who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. Fellows will choose one of three tracks: Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; and Population Health Behavior Change. This program will utilize existing University of Rochester infrastructures, including (but not limited to) the Institute for Data Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Center for Community Health, Population Health Coordinating Committee, Global/Territorial Health Network, and National Center for Deaf Health Research, as well as existing degree, certificate, and other training programs. Postdocs will develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program, and participate in a range of didactic and hands-on training experiences.

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The program is structured to enhance translational research in several ways:

  • an interdisciplinary mentoring team with members in population health and basic science for exposure to both ends of translational science
  • one mentor from another CTSI hub or University of Rochester partner institution
  • up to 3 rotations of 2-8 weeks for exposure to areas relevant to population health, with at least one rotation in a research or community setting at a different translational level from that of the trainee’s background
  • an Individual Development plan to customize the training experience

Applicants are required to have completed a doctoral degree and have a track record of published research with at least one first authored publication. Strong data analytic skills are desirable. Applications must be received by 1 May 2017. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as a decision may be made prior to the deadline if a strong candidate is identified.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, personal statement describing the population health track of interest along with relevant experience, full CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Deborah Ossip, Director, Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center.