Open For Immediate Application for Post-Doctoral Fellows – UC San Diego
Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
University of California San Diego
The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California San Diego is seeking applications for two to three post-doctoral fellows (2-3 year appointment) who aspire to become independent academic researchers in the areas of health economics, health policy, behavioral science, or epidemiological research on drug use and abuse.
Position Description: The fellows will work closely with Dr. Yuyan Shi on multiple projects that 1) evaluate the impacts of drug policies, 2) examine neighborhood retail environments, 3) conduct experiments to understand individual responses to marketing and product variations, and 4) document spatial and epidemiological patterns and risk factors of drug abuse. Drugs of interest include marijuana, tobacco, opioids, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and other licit and illicit ones. The fellows will also have opportunities to work with other inter-disciplinary researchers in the larger network of public health. The fellows will be highly involved in study conceptualization, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The positions will be funded through awards from NIH/NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) or TRDRP (Tobacco-related Disease Research Program).
Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health or social science (health economics, health policy, behavioral economics, health services, behavioral science, psychology, epidemiology, health geography, community health, social work, or other public health related fields). The ideal candidates should have strong quantitative skills, including prior experience in using statistical packages and analyzing large-scale population surveys, administrative records, or social media data. Demonstrated ability in one of the following areas will be an advantage: 1) applying spatial analysis tools such as ArcGIS, 2) developing and implementing complex survey questionnaires, 3) designing and implementing behavioral experiments, 4) conducting fieldwork in communities, or 5) graphic and package design. Strong writing and communication skills are expected. Experience in drug abuse research is preferred. U.S. citizen or permanent resident is preferred but not required. Visa sponsorship will be provided if needed.
Application: Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitiate, a cover letter describing research interests and experience, one writing sample, and three names of references to Dr. Yuyan Shi at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged. Applications will be considered until all the positions are filled.
The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science was established at UC San Diego in 2019 with a $25 million lead gift from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation with an emphasis on research and education designed to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health through organized community efforts. The new school is designed to define a new future focused on prevention of disease and injury and promotion of health and well-being. With a diverse, established, cross-disciplinary faculty representing every aspect of UC San Diego’s overall mission to educate, conduct research and provide clinical care, the school will work with communities and populations to identify root causes of morbidity and mortality and implement large-scale solutions.