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Columbia University Irving Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Research Scientist/Assistant Professor
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center invites applicants to fill a position at the Associate Research Scientist or Assistant Professor level. The title will be determined based on qualifications and experience. More information on the OB/GYN Department is available on our website https://www.columbiaobgyn.org/
Qualifications include: (1) a doctorate with a focus in perinatal health/mental health, preferably with a public health or translational research focus; (2) commitment to excellence in research; (3) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in maternal-child health promotion and disease prevention, and a track record of established independent research including NIH-funded grants; and (4) excellence in written and oral communication skills.
The applicant will develop and implement research related to understanding bio-behavioral pathways by which risk for mental disorder is transmitted across generations, with a focus on disadvantaged or at-risk populations. The successful candidate will collaboratively with Columbia OB/GYN colleagues and other Columbia faculty to create a translational research program that seeks to understand processes and uses biomarkers to evaluate impacts of novel prevention and mental health promotion interventions for the mother/child dyad or broader family unit integrated into clinical and community services. The applicant must demonstrate practical / applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with mental health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions.
We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in research design and analysis who are interested in using innovative biobehavioral markers to assess preventive intervention strategies for mother-infant dyads. Skill sets of particular interest include but are not limited to epigenetics, psychiatric epidemiology, structural equation modelling, maternal caregiving measures, and cross-culturally sensitive measurement and intervention design/assessment strategies.
The applicant must demonstrate experience as an independent researcher with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high quality peer-reviewed publications.
A doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, quantitative sociology, psychology, or a related field and 3+ years of research experience relevant to public health are expected. We are interested in recruiting outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive.
Interested applicants should apply via the link below by uploading a letter describing their qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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About Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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