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SPH Post-Doctoral Fellow

IU School of Public Health
Bloomington, Indiana
50,000 - 65,000 Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow with strong collaborative skills to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical trials, epidemiologic analyses, model organism studies, and meta-research, all in the context of obesity, nutrition, or aging research, with an emphasis on promotion of rigor, reproducibility, and transparency.

The fellow will work with Dean David B. Allison as well as other faculty co-mentors within the School of Public Health-Bloomington. This project presents unique opportunities for gaining research experience and working on internationally impactful projects with a dynamic interdisciplinary team.

The term of appointment is one year, with potential for renewal by mutual agreement for up to an additional two years. The candidate is expected to begin April 1, 2023, but may be flexible. Applications received by March 1, 2023, will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The salary and benefits are competitive and include funding for conference-related participation and continuing education courses. During the period of the fellowship, the fellow is expected to work on campus.

Responsibilities may include:

• Evaluating the reproducibility of research, while applying systematic review and other forms of evidence synthesis.

• Applying statistical analyses in obesity-related research ranging from basic science (animal studies) to clinical trials, meta-analyses, and epidemiology.

• Contributing to writing research papers and grant proposals.
• Collaborating with other post-doctoral fellows, students, and investigators.

Basic Qualifications


Qualifications: Degree: Applicants holding a PhD with any background who can work collaboratively with statisticians, nutrition scientists, exercise physiologists, geroscientists, epidemiologists, and others to advance projects related to rigor, reproducibility, and transparency. Applicants with experience or interest in building evidence synthesis skills will be given the highest consideration.
• Communication skills: Excellent written and spoken communication skills essential.
• Social skills: Good collaborative skills, ability to work well with a variety of scientists from different educational and demographic background, and grace under pressure are all essential.

Application Procedure: Provide CV, cover letter summarizing research interests and fit for position, writing sample, and a list of three references. Interested candidates should submit applications at:

David B. Allison:

School of Public Health-Bloomington:

Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to or via postal mail at DBA Postdoc Search & Screen Committee, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Room 115A, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dean Allison.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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