The University of MarylandSchool of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin on July 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,