Postdoctoral Scholar - Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health - School of Public Health
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA Salary: Commensurate with experience Stare date: September 01, 2020 (anticipated start date)
The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for a full-time postdoctoral scholar employee in the Community Health Sciences Division within the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program to engage in academic research at the forefront of pubertal timing and multi-dimensional risk factors for early puberty. For more information about MCAH can be found here: https://mcah.berkeley.edu/. This research project focuses on establishing normative pubertal timing trajectories for US adolescents by sex, race/ethnicity and BMI, identifying sex-specific modifiable risk factors that can serve as targets for intervention strategies in high-risk groups, and examining associations between early life psychosocial, nutritional, and neighborhood factors and pubertal timing using a large, diverse cohort of boys and girls from a large integrated health system. There is also an opportunity to examine health and mental health outcomes related to pubertal timing. Applicants should have strong analytic skills and a demonstrated background in quantitative psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field. For more information about the School of Public Health, please visit http://sph.berkeley.edu/.
Basic qualification (at the time of application):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) program
Additional qualifications (required by the start date):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)
Ph.D. in one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to Psychology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Behavioral Health Sciences
Proficiency in analyzing large datasets is desired. Applicants should have strong analytical skills and a demonstrated background in quantitative psychology, epidemiology, bio statistics, or a related field
Proven academic performance and a strong publication record
Ability to be self-directed with broadly-defined limits on assignments
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated the ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment
Experience with neighborhood measurement as well as relevant databases
Previous experience in child or adolescent development
Demonstrated excellent quantitative skills
Experience in statistical proficiency in any of the following: survival analyses, SEM, causal inference, longitudinal modeling, or hierarchical statistical methods
The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, voluntary long-term supplemental disability, and life insurance. The University also has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. For more information on benefits see: https://clients.garnett-powers.com/pd/uc/plans_benefits/
Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
UC Postdocs are exclusively represented by the United Auto Workers Local (5810).
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and The School of Public Health. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.