Monday, October 31, 2011

Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual Orientation and Health Disparities Research

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual Orientation and Health Disparities Research for social scientists and social epidemiologists with a special interest in obesity and weight-related behaviors. Applicants for the postdoctoral position must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., public health, sociology, psychology), or related fields. The focus of the postdoctoral research will be on the study of sexual orientation and health disparities primarily using data from three U.S. longitudinal cohort studies of adolescents and young adults: Growing Up Today Study I and II and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will participate in grant writing and development of new projects and may carry out related analyses using data from other cohort studies.

It is expected that the fellow will apply for additional funding in the first year. Fellowship candidates must have extensive experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases using SAS. The fellow will join a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity to attend seminars, colloquia, and other regularly scheduled research activities at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and partner institutions. The postdoctoral position, funded for two years, will begin in summer 2012. Eligibility: Candidates for the fellowship must hold a DrPH, ScD, PhD, or an equivalent degree. The program actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Fellowship Assistance: The postdoctoral fellowship offers an annual stipend of $45,000 plus fringe benefits. How to Apply: Send a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, three letters of reference, copies of two firstauthor publications, and a one-page statement describing career goals, research interests, and reasons for applying to: S. Bryn Austin, ScD Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Children’s Hospital Boston 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 30, 2011 To find out more, please contact: S. Bryn Austin, ScD (617)355-8194 David Moskowitz, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio S-T, IASR