Post-Doctoral, Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care
The Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is pleased to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a focus on cardiovascular health disparities research.
The Center aims to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities through community engagement, scientific investigation, education, and policy initiatives. The School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins University provide a rich interdisciplinary environment with a wide variety of clinical and community partnerships, and offer an abundance of seminars, invited lectures, and opportunities for collaboration with faculty across disciplines and departments.
Under the direction of Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, and Center faculty the postdoctoral fellow will have ample opportunities to develop, implement, and evaluate theory-driven strategies to reduce cardiovascular health disparities. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to collaborate with the research team to carry out an array of activities, including research, scholarship, and conference presentations. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also learn leadership through data management and analysis; preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and conference presentations; and leadership of interdisciplinary research groups.
Postdoctoral fellows will have access to exceptional resources to facilitate the conduct of their own research including multiple opportunities to publish and assistance with grant-writing or project planning for the next stage of their research careers. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed to a faculty mentor and receive individualized mentoring and training to develop the skills and competencies needed to become successful independent investigators, advance the health of older populations, and to design, implement, and evaluate innovative behavioral interventions.
The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for funding to be extended an additional year. Decisions regarding Fellowship extensions will be based on scholarly productivity, mid-year and year-end progress reports. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with NIH postdoctoral fellows (FY 2020 posted base salary is $50,076).
Applications are welcome from nurses or public health professionals with research doctorates or nearing completion of a doctoral degree
Interested applications should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship in cardiovascular disease and chronic care.
Fellowship is open to eligible U.S. citizens and international applicants.
- Statement of career objectives/research goals. The
statement should be 2-3 pages double spaced and include:
- - Future career goals,
- - Specific interest in cardiovascular and health disparities research, and
- - Academic and career development plans for the fellowship.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three 3) letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent to SON-Innovation@jhu.edu. Ask letter writers to state in email subject line: “Letter for (applicant’s name): Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- Official Transcript (only transcript from PhD program is required)
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