Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Social Work-(170000QY)
The University of MarylandSchool of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin on September 1, 2017.The fellowship provides an opportunity to join an existing multi-disciplinaryand multi-university research team conducting research related to the influenceof employment context on cancer disparities, with a focus on the effects oflow-wage work on cancer treatment decision making and outcomes. The fellow willbe provided time, space, and mentoring to develop his/her early careerscholarship.
The postdoctoral fellowwill work primarily with Drs. Jennifer Swanberg (School of Social Work) and KathleenTracy (School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health) toanalyze data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, (MEPS), a nationallyrepresentative survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality(AHRQ) annually and the MEPS Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement, collaborateon empirical papers to submit to leading journals, develop grant proposals, andtake an active role in ongoing longitudinal clinical research project. Currentor forthcoming projects include: (1) assessment of the cancer and employmentfactors that adversely affect short and long-term employment outcomes using theMEPS and MEPS Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement; (2)implementation of multi-method longitudinal study of the effects of low-wageemployment context on cancer care decision making and treatment outcomes amongbreast cancer survivors; and (3) other related research opportunitiespertaining to the effects of employment context on cancer disparities. Thepostdoctoral fellow's specific project-related responsibilities will bedeveloped in consultation with Drs. Swanberg and Tracy, and may include projectmanagement, supervision of data collection, data management and analysis, anddevelopment of research hypotheses and analytic strategies.
The postdoctoralfellowship is a 24-month, full-time appointment. Reappointment for additionalyears may be possible, depending on the fellow's performance and theavailability of additional funds. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelinesfor postdoctoral fellows (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice--‐files/NOT--‐OD--‐14--‐046.html). Benefits are also provided.See http://medschool.umaryland.edu/postdoc/ for more information onpostdoctoral training and benefits at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
The University ofMaryland, Baltimore, located on 32 acres in downtown Baltimore, is known as the"Campus of the Professions" and is comprised of seven professionalschools (Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, andGraduate). Also located on campus is the University of Maryland Medical Center.The School of Social Work is one of the ten largest schools of Social Work inthe country. Currently ranked 17th by U.S. News & World Report, the Schoolhas also been ranked 5th in the nation in publication productivity. Thepostdoctoral fellow will have access to the UMB Office of PostdoctoralScholars, which provides resources for career development, writing support,funding opportunities, and collaboration; the postdoctoral fellow will alsohave access to the School of Medicine's Office of Research Career Development (http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/career/)which provides seminars, workshops, and short-courses on grant writing, publishing, identifyingfunding sources and scientific leadership and professional development,
A doctoral degree inSocial Work, Psychology, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field isrequired. Applicants must have defended their dissertation prior to beginningthe fellowship, and must be within three years of completing their doctorate.Preferred candidates will have:
Previousexperience in relevant research areas including cancer survivorship and occupationalhealth disparities, or more broadly, cancer disparities, health disparities, orwomen's health.
Strongorganizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, including effectiveoral/written communication, as evidenced by publications or grant-writingexperience.
Proficientcomputer and quantitative analysis skills including ability to use statisticalpackages and proficiency in navigating and maintaining databases. Experiencewith epidemiological analysis methods preferred, including logistic and linearregression, complex sample analyses, etc.
To Apply, please include:
1. Cover letter describingtraining, research skills and \interests, and career aspirations
2. Up-to-date CV
3. Three writing samples(preferably at least one first-authored publication)
4. Three letters ofreference (can be e-mailed directly from the referring individual)
Review of applicationswill begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education andexperience
Ifaccommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human ResourceServices at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relaycan be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. Minorities, women,protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.