Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Research Fellow, Building Healthy Societies Project

Posted: 4/5/2021 (Employment)

Aiming to expand the global engagement of faculty and students and to create opportunities for mutual benefit, the Building Healthy Societies project promotes international research collaboration, research
dissemination, and student and faculty mobility programs between the *Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) <https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/>* in New York and the *Society and Health Research Center (CISS) at Universidad Mayor <http://ciss.umayor.cl/en/>* in Chile. Activities are facilitated by the *Columbia Global Centers, Latin America | Santiago
<https://globalcenters.columbia.edu/santiago>* and often involve the *Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center <https://aging.columbia.edu/>*.

The Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Researcher will be a member of a dynamic US-Chile collaboration team, and will work under the supervision of Dr. Esteban Calvo, *CISS Director <https://ciss.umayor.cl/en/people/calvo>*
and *MSPH Faculty <https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/people/our-faculty/ec3065>*, playing
a critical role in developing, organizing, and leading research projects undertaken by the collaboration. This entails designing and implementing research, securing funding, supervising junior researchers, organizing the publication of research findings, and disseminating results and activities
to broad audiences. Focal areas include aging and the life-course, social determinants of health, substance use, and comparative policy. This position is also expected to facilitate international exchange programs.

We seek candidates with experience analyzing secondary data using advanced statistics, including longitudinal and multilevel regression models. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology, epidemiology, or a related field by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse disciplinary backgrounds that have the ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and multicultural setting. A demonstrated record of successful publication is essential. Priority will
be given to candidates that have direct experience leading or contributing to research in aging and the life-course, social determinants of health, substance use, comparative public policy, or related areas. Other desired but not required qualifications include experience with project management,
the *Gateway to Global Aging Data <https://g2aging.org/>*, “cells to society” data, social media, and unconventional modes for publicizing research.

The initial appointment will be on a fixed-term contract with subsequent reappointment in a permanent contract based upon satisfactory performance. This position comes with a 12-month salary plus health and social security benefits in Chile. Applicants should submit by email: a CV, letter of application, and at least two letters of recommendation, including contact information. Questions and all application materials should be emailed at *calvolab@gmail.com <calvolab@gmail.com>*. Screening of applications will begin on *May 3* and will continue on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. The anticipated start date is *July 1 2021*.

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Deadline: 05/03/2021

Location: Society and Health Research Center (CISS) at Universidad Mayor, Chile