Health Literacy and Health Equity Post-doctoral Fellow

Full Time
Posted 4 months ago

The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) has a rapidly growing COVID-19 research portfolio, and is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the HL2 project as well as projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The HL2 project is an ongoing digital intervention study of adolescents’ health literacy and healthy lifestyle behaviors.  The initial focus of the fellow on this project will be on overseeing the piloting of the intervention in school and community settings.  The fellow will also be charged with assisting the investigative team in all facets of dissemination (e.g., data analysis, manuscript preparation, abstract preparation for conferences, etc.) on this and other related projects. There will be opportunities to contribute to and advance other intervention studies in development. 

The Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) will report to the HL2 principal investigator (Dr. Sasha Fleary). This is a 1-year position with the potential for additional annual appointments pending the availability of funding and satisfactory performance and independent research aligned with the ISPH.

The position start date is November 1 (or mutually agreed upon date). Salary is competitive and commensurate with title and experience. 

JOB DUTIES

  • Conducts independent research.
  • Analyzes, drafts, and publishes methods and results papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develops and advances a research agenda, under the guidance of the PI mentorship.
  • Collaborates with Institute investigators and external partners on grant proposals and existing research projects;
  • Designs new studies and grant proposals as well as the execution of existing studies funded through extramural research grants.
  • Contributes to ongoing Institute research projects, either as a member of the analytic or programmatic team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability. Must be authorized to work in the United States or already present in the United States.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate has a record of research on adolescent health, health literacy, and/or community-based research. They must have exemplary data analysis skills (quantitative required, qualitative or mixed methods preferred) and ideally are capable of conducting longitudinal data analyses (evidenced via first authored publications in peer-reviewed journals).

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected].

About the CUNY ISPH: The ISPH was founded on the notion that substantial improvements in population health can be efficiently achieved through better implementation of existing strategies, policies, and interventions across multiple sectors. With that in mind, we study how to translate and scale-up evidence-based interventions and policies within clinical and community settings in order to improve population health and reduce health disparities.  The ISPH leads cutting-edge research across a range of topics, including health disparities, HIV, substance use, and mental health.  We utilize innovative methods, including large online national cohorts, discrete choice experiments, quasi-experimental methods, visualization dashboards, and cluster RCT / hybrid trials.

About the CUNY SPH: The mission of The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy is to provide a collaborative and accessible environment for excellence in education, research, and service in public health, to promote and sustain healthier populations in New York City and around the world, and to shape policy and practice in public health for all.

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, E-VERIFY EMPLOYER.