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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Epidemiology

Posted: 6/18/2018 (Employment)

The University of Minnesota is seeking a post-doctoral associate, in a position jointly sponsored by the Minnesota Population Center (MPC, and the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health. This position is on an exciting new social epidemiology research project examining how housing policy and neighborhood context influence the health and social mobility of lowincome adolescents and their parents. The ideal candidate will have background in social determinants of health and in applying sophisticated quantitative analysis to investigate the relationships among social policy, neighborhoods, socioeconomic status, and/or health. The candidate will report to project director Dr. Theresa Osypuk, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health, and MPC faculty member.

Housed in the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI), the MPC is a hub for interdisciplinary population research. Its members include more than 100 faculty, research staff, and student affiliates from two dozen academic units across ten colleges in the University. Established in 2000 and funded by the National Institutes of Health, MPC cultivates innovative population research by providing a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary exchange, a vibrant and growing population training program, and generous research support services designed to develop and nurture promising areas of new population research. Research and training at the MPC are characterized by a focus on four core substantive areas: population health and health systems; population mobility and spatial demography; reproductive and sexual health; and work, family, and time. Affiliates of the MPC benefit from co-location with the renowned IPUMS data infrastructure projects, the University of Minnesota‚Äôs Life Course Center, and the Minnesota Research Data Center (which is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network).

The School of Public Health is consistently ranked in the top 10 of all Schools of Public Health in the United States, and is among the very highest in research productivity. The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health ( provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of the etiology, distribution, and prevention of disease integrating both clinical/biological and social/behavioral perspectives and methods. The Division offers graduate training programs leading to the MPH, MS and PhD degrees, and has active pre- and post-doctoral training. It has 45 primary faculty members who bring in over $30 million annually in sponsored research grants, and an additional 80 adjunct faculty. Major assets of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health include access to several ongoing community-based intervention studies and large prospective cohort studies.

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Location: University of Minnesota