Job purpose – We are seeking an individual for a postdoctoral fellowship related to maternal and perinatal health with training and experience in epidemiology or a related field. This position involves conducting statistical analyses and write/help in writing peer-reviewed manuscripts. The primary mentor is Dr. Nansi Boghossian. This postdoctoral research fellowship will be focused primarily on maternal health outcomes in the United States, with a focus on severe maternal morbidity, hospital quality, social determinants, and/or geographic disparities. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact/collaborate with a variety of epidemiologists, clinician-scientists, biostatisticians, and economists from multiple institutions including Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, UTMB, and The Pennsylvania State University. The initial appointment is for one year and renewal for a second year is anticipated if performance is satisfactory.
Basic qualifications Doctoral qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, data science, or a related field with an interest in reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology and maternal and child health.
Familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SAS, R)
Familiarity with GIS recommended but not required
Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Strong training in quantitative epidemiologic methods (e.g., causal inference methods)
Experience analyzing large datasets
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with collaborators
Highly motivated to make a difference in maternal and perinatal health
Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1.Curriculum vitae 2.Cover letter describing research interests to be pursued during training 3.One lead-author published or unpublished manuscript 4.Names of two references
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Doctoral qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, data science, or a related field with an interest in reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology and maternal and child health.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 96157
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