Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Humanities, Health and Society

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 26, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research  Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science,  international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers”  list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public  and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging  problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research  facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced  Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000  students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and  Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art  Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than  400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Postdoctoral Associate 

Department of Humanities, Health and Society 

The Department of Humanities, Health and Society in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International  University (FIU) invites applications for a doctoral training fellowship opportunity in community-based participatory  research. The fellowship will provide training in grant writing and will allow for the development of writing and analysis  skills. Responsibilities include data collection, data analysis, and preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed  journals, as well as manuscript and grant preparation. The Postdoctoral Associate will interface with the HHS Research  Team and oversee some research activities related to NeighborhoodHELP. This will be a two-year appointment with the  possibility for renewal or advancement to an Assistant Professor position, based on performance and availability of funds.  

Minimum qualifications include a MD, PhD, or equivalent degree in public health, behavioral science, psychology, or a  related field. Candidates should demonstrate established mixed method research skills, computer competency and  expertise in statistical analysis using STATA and related software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, M Plus, EQS), and excellent written and  oral communication skills supported by a background in preparing publications, comprehensive reports, and executive  summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.  

Preferred qualifications include experience with community-based participatory research; demonstrated interest in  health, social determinants of health, health disparities, and working with diverse, underserved, vulnerable populations;  an established track record of original first-author publications; related computer skills such as qualitative analysis  software, geographic information systems (GIS), social network analysis, or machine learning; and grant writing  experience. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522280 at and attach  letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the hiring official. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 28, 2021. Review will  continue until position is filled.  

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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