The University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus is accepting applications from diversity candidates for a Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health with an emphasis on social disparities in early childhood development. The position will be a diversity supplement to an existing research project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development. The Dallas Preschool Readiness Project is a collaborative project between the UT School of Public Health and the Center for Children and Families in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. We are following over 400 low income African American and Latino children and their families from preschool into elementary school.
The Fellow will provide senior oversight to members of the project team on issues of data collection, data management and data analysis. The Fellow will have the opportunity to receive training in several areas including social determinants of health, advanced quantitative methods, and assessment methods of child development and family-level processes. A training plan that is specific to the career goals of the Fellow will be developed. Fellows will be involved in manuscript preparation and must have excellent writing skills. Fellows will also have grant-writing opportunities and will share in investigator status in a manner commensurate with their responsibilities. Fellows may also develop collaborative projects that further their own research interests.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the behavioral sciences, public health, psychology, or other relevant area. Experience with diverse populations and strong quantitative skills are required.
Location: University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas
Duration: 3 years
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference to Margaret O’Brien Caughy, Sc.D. (Margaret.Caughy@UTSouthwestern.edu).