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Job ID: 158260

University of California, San Diego

Date Posted May 3, 2021
Title Postdoc
University University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Education & Promotion
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General

Postdoctoral employee to assist with a COVID-19 monitoring project for childcare and elementary schools in historically marginalized communities. Responsibilities would primarily include data analysis and manuscript preparation, but our team is very collaborative and we all support every aspect of project implementation as necessary. There will also be time for personal research and projects, including drafting a K01 award or similar fellowship in a supportive and well-resourced environment.

Families in our partner schools speak a wide variety of languages including Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Farsi/Dari, Somali, and Tagalog, and candidates who are bilingual in any of those languages as well as English will be looked at very favorably

*Recent (within 2 years) PhD in public health or closely related field
*Strong writing skills
*Comfortable with qualitative and quantitative methodologies
*Background in community-engaged research, infectious disease, social determinants of health, health disparities, school health, and/or vaccine hesitancy
*Collaborative, proactive, independent, and willing to work in a lab committed to anti-racism and respectful relationships with all community partners

The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science was founded in 2019 with a $25 million lead gift from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation, seed money to grow in a new era of public health research, education and rapid societal change, with a mission to create and promote healthier populations on a local, national, and global scale.

In Fall 2020, the HWSPH commenced its first year with over 80 salaried faculty primary appointed in the School, 25 faculty with secondary appointments in the School (primary appointed in another UC San Diego Department/School), 200+ personnel, 175 postgraduate students, and 500 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the public health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Environmental and Climate Health.

The School has a BS in Public Health, MPH, PhD in Public Health (administered jointly with San Diego State University), MS and PhD in Biostatistics, an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UC San Diego Extension, and a Preventive Medicine Residency program (also in conjunction with SDSU).

The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Health Promotion and Equity, Women’s Health, Tobacco Control, and Wireless and Population Health Systems, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to both UC San Diego and the external community, and the School’s faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

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