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Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 1, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Postdoctoral Research Assoc

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Health Sciences is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research associate with strong research interests and competency in investigating the social determinants of gun violence including gun homicides and suicides, with an emphasis on the application of econometric/epidemiologic methods using multilevel, longitudinal data and quasi-experimental approaches, and the exploration of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in gun violence.

The postdoctoral research associate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers (including social epidemiologists and econometricians) and will be involved in all aspects of the research process.

The initial appointment is for a one-year period with the possibility for a 1-year renewal.

Opportunities will include having access to data sets for publications, developing and writing research proposals and publications, participating in academic mentorship of graduate students, dissemination of research findings at professional conferences, and career development resources through Northeastern University and the Greater Boston area.

Opportunities may also exist for the research associate to coordinate one or more ongoing research projects and initiate independent research projects. In addition, the postdoctoral research associate will participate in project team meetings and other seminars and will be actively engaged in the progress of research and dissemination of findings through manuscript publication and conference presentations.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, public health, health economics, or a related field, as well as strong communication and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in econometric methods and/or advanced epidemiologic methods to strengthen causal inference is strongly preferred.

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Additional Information:
Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouve, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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