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Post-Doctoral Associate, Health Communication and Equity

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2022

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Opportunity:

The STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate with a focus on health communication and equity. The postdoctoral associate will join a vibrant research team comprised of faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students. The successful applicant will work with multi-disciplinary teams on the rapid development of health communication interventions to promote health equity among the diverse patient populations in our catchment area.

The postdoctoral associate will be embedded in one of the STCC’s ongoing initiatives related to increasing uptake of preventive health behaviors or clinical trials communication. The primary mentor will be Dr. Janice Krieger. The postdoc will participate in grant-writing, recruitment and retention activities, as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating innovative communication interventions. The successful applicant will have access to new and existing data sources, receive grant writing mentorship, and participate in STCC/CTSI activities. The position is one year, with potential for renewal with successful performance. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits as well as travel funds.


This is an on-campus, full-time Post-Doctoral position. Typical schedule is Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

About the STEM Translational Communication Center:

We create strategic partnerships among university researchers, community members, the healthcare industry, and the environmental sector around evidence-based communication. We improve the messages, techniques, and strategies in science, environment, and health literacy, enhancing knowledge engagement, and behavioral change. Properly translated and communicated to various audiences, basic research in science, technology, engineering, and medicine (STEM) can lead to enhanced individual, family, group, and policy-level decision-making. To learn more:

About the College of Journalism and Communications

CJC has 74 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Media Production, Management and Technology. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

About the University of Florida

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities, and is ranked #5 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF has a student body of over 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville ( ) is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. For additional information on Gainesville, FL and population demographics, follow this link: Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Expected Salary:

$54,835 annually

Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a background in health, science, and/or strategic communication, although scholars with related backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. Experience with grant writing, team science, qualitative and/or quantitative methods is a strength.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for academic references (minimum of 3), a research statement, and an academic writing sample.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2022 and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

This is a time-limited position.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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