The Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health, in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, seeks two new Postdoctoral Fellows. The MCH Epidemiology Postdoctoral training program will provide Fellows with a transdisciplinary perspective that includes advanced training in MCH and Epidemiology, as well as in skills needed for transitioning to academic faculty and research leadership positions.
We are currently looking for fellows to work with the CHAMACOS longitudinal birth cohort study on issues related to early life adversity, acculturation and immigrant health, environmental exposures, neurodevelopment and behavior in childhood and adolescence, childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome, and related topics. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in research activities, acquire grant preparation skills, publish scholarly articles, advance their teaching skills, enhance presentation skills, and network in the broader MCH community. The fellowship supports salary, health insurance, coursework (if desired), research expenses, and travel to attend MCH professional meetings. Successful completion of the fellowship entails meeting learning objectives set by the fellow and faculty mentor.
One position is available immediately and the second position is anticipated to start in October 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or until July 31, 2017.
These are two-year fellowships funded through the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice; a program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at HRSA. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to disadvantaged backgrounds.