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Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a new Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position will begin January 1, 2017 and is fully funded for a one-year period.  A second position is anticipated for mid-May, 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 U 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.

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.

More information on training experiences through the CTSI can be found at the CTSI website

Please send a cover letter, personal statement, full CV, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Deborah Ossip
Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Per NIH restrictions, by the time of appointment, each trainee must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.