The Baylor Department of Public Health is seeking two postdoctoral fellows. The Baylor Department of Public Health is housed within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, an interdisciplinary environment to translate theory into practice through translational research and advance knowledge of health, human behavior, and quality of life. The Department of Public Health supports local and global public health research and practice, with a specific focus on behavioral health research and chronic disease prevention.
Dr. Kelly Ylitalo (https://www.baylor.edu/chhs/index.php?id=940468), Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on epidemiology and behavioral health research. The job will entail data analysis, literature review, manuscript preparation, assisting with grant applications, and project management. The fellowship will provide opportunities for working with internal and external partners including scientists, health care providers, and community advocates. Projects include both traditional epidemiologic research and implementation science projects, including NIH-funded community-engaged research in collaboration with a Federally Qualified Health Center related to physical activity, healthy eating, and disability/aging. Required qualifications include a PhD in epidemiology or public health. Proficiency in SAS programming is required. The ideal candidate will have training and experience in epidemiologic and quantitative methods; proficiency in generalized linear models, linear mixed models, and latent class analyses; excellent scientific writing ability; strong oral communication and time management skills; and the ability to work effectively and collegially with groups. An established track record of original, first-author publications is strongly desired. Other desired characteristics include a commitment to increasing equitable, evidence-based health opportunities, a passion for working with underserved populations, and a desire to close the gap between research and practice. Please see the complete position announcement using the following link: https://ejof.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/10707.
Dr. Renée Umstattd Meyer (www.baylor.edu/chhs/umstattdmeyer), Professor in Public Health and Associate Dean for Research in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to work on projects aimed at advancing health equity through the lens of active living, with a focus on collaborating with rural communities. The job will entail applying community-based research approaches to research, statistical analysis, writing manuscripts, and assisting with grant applications. The fellowship will provide training in project coordination, evaluation, mixed methods research grounded in community partnership aimed at advancing health equity, grant writing, and the development of writing and analysis skills. Responsibilities include project and team management, data collection, data analysis, preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and manuscript and grant preparation. Required qualifications include a PhD in public health or a related field, with experience and training in physical activity, community-based approaches and related assessment, quantitative and observational methods, and qualitative assessment and analysis methods. Candidates should demonstrate established quantitative and qualitative research skills, experience in data quantitative and qualitative analysis, excellence in scientific written and oral communication skills, experience or training in community-based work, and a strong commitment and passion to advance health equity through this work. An established track record of original, first-author, publications is strongly desired. Other important skills are open communication, compassion for the people we serve through this work, an openness to leading and learning, good time management skills, and the desire and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Please see the complete position announcement using the following link: https://ejof.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/10708/.
Both positions are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years pending good performance reviews, with June 1, 2021 start dates.
Internal Number: 10707, 10708
About Baylor University
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world’s largest Baptist University. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012 (www.baylor.edu/vision/).