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Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Rochester Clinical& Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI) is seeking outstanding candidates for a Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is fully funded for a one-year period beginning August 16, 2018. The goal is to produce 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 UR CTSI, 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 training resources.

Postdocs will develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program, and participate in didactic and hands-on training experiences.

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

  • An interdisciplinary mentoring team with members in population health and basic science
  • One mentor from another CTSI hub or University of Rochester partner institution
  • Up to 3 rotations of 2-8 weeks, 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 be within 3 years of completing their doctoral degree and have a solid track record of published research with at least one first authored publication. Strong data analytic skills are desirable. Per NIH conditions, by the time of appointment, the trainee must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residency. Candidates are encouraged to apply early; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Complete submission must include: cover letter, personal statement describing the population health track of interest and relevant experience, one-page concept paper for a project, identified University of Rochester primary mentor, full CV, and three letters of reference including the primary mentor letter of support. 

Application and reference letters should be submitted to:

Dr. Deborah Ossip, Director, Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Please include “TL1 Postdoctoral Application: [Applicant Name]” in the subject line.

The University of Rochester and the CTSI are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported. 

Supported by the University of Rochester CTSA award number TL1 TR002000 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health