Postdoctoral Applicant RFA: Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Rochester

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The position is fully funded for a one-year period with the option of beginning January, 2021, or May/June 2021.  The goal is to produce interdisciplinary researchers trained in team science and competency-based skills who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. Fellows choose one of three tracks:  Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; and Population Health Behavior Change.  This program will use existing University of Rochester infrastructures, including (but not limited to) the CTSI, Institute for Data Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Center for Community Health and Prevention, and other training resources.  Postdocs will develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program and participate in didactic and hands-on training experiences.  Within the CTSI theme of Translational Research without Walls, this fellowship will incorporate virtual learning and research platforms. 

The program is structured to enhance translational research in several ways:

· one mentor from another CTSA hub or University of Rochester partner institution

· an interdisciplinary mentoring team with members in population health and basic science

· up to 3 in-person or virtual rotations of 2-8 weeks, with at least one rotation in a research or community setting at a different translational level from that of the trainee’s background

· an Individual Development Plan to customize the training experience

Applicants are required to be within 3 years of completing their doctoral degree and have a solid track record of published research with at least one first authored publication.  Strong data analytic skills are desirable.  Per NIH conditions, by the time of appointment, the trainee must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.  Candidates are encouraged to apply early; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   

Complete submission must include: cover letter, personal statement describing the population health track of interest and relevant experience, one-page concept paper for a project, identified University of Rochester primary mentor, full CV, and three letters of reference including the primary mentor letter of support.

Application and reference letters should be submitted to: 

Dr. Deborah Ossip, Director, Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 

Please include “TL1 Postdoctoral Application: [Applicant Name]” in the subject line.

More information of training experiences through the CTSI can be found at the CTSI website:

More information on training experiences through the CTSI can be found at the CTSI website

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