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Postdoctoral Scholar - Biotstatistics/Epidemiology - Health Sciences Research Institute

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Situated near Yosemite National Park, the University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. The Health Sciences Research Institute is the largest research institute on campus, with representation from faculty across the campus. Interdisciplinary health research is supported through the Health Sciences Research Institute.

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the growing human health sciences research program. Postdoc responsibilities include working with epidemiology and health services research colleagues on projects relevant to the health of vulnerable populations and eliminating health disparities. Part of the role would be to work with health providers and government organizations in the region to identify and consolidate secondary data sets relevant to health care and health outcomes among vulnerable populations in the San Joaquin Valley. The postdoc would involve working on scholarly manuscripts from the emerging and from the analysis of public health surveillance and medical record data. Assist researchers access data from regional medical providers and secondary datasets, and supporting the collection of primary data (e.g., data cleaning and analysis). This position will include a high degree of collaboration and teamwork with stakeholders across academia, local government, and service providers. Opportunities to be involved in grant writing and the development of new projects, and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, also exist.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics, with preference given to those with expertise in advanced statistical techniques, strong writing and communication skills, and experience working with complex healthcare data. Candidates with an interest in psychiatric health research are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should submit 1) a cover letter describing research experiences and interests, as well as their career goals, 2) recently updated curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and email address, and 4) a relevant (p)reprint.

Applications will be accepted until closing date of October 5, 2016.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Postdoctoral Scholar Salary scale.

For questions and more information, please contact Sidra Goldman-Mellor, PhD, MPH, at 209-228-4614 or

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

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Merced, CA

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