The Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships. The positions will offer significant opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research, refine analytic skills and generate publications. The fellow will be involved in conducting quantitative research focused on a cohort of mothers and their babies with opioid exposure or neonatal abstinence syndrome diagnoses. Specific projects include exploring the epidemiology of connection to treatment and other social services among these mothers and tracking developmental outcomes of their children using a wide variety of existing data. These data include clinical, public health, justice, and social services data. The fellowship will be for one year.
Additional development opportunities include participating in seminars and work-in-progress sessions and training in health services research, informatics, and public health research. The current fellowship is a position within the Child Health Services Research division but with access to faculty within Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine, and the Regenstrief Institute. Thus, fellows would have access to over forty interdisciplinary faculty, nine post-doctoral fellows and several support staff engaged in extramurally-funded research. Applicants in any area of study (public health, health services research, criminology, informatics, psychology, sociology, etc.) who are interested in an academic career with a research focus are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong writing skills, robust data management and quantitative analysis training, and interests that align with research involving vulnerable populations. Eligible candidates must have a doctoral degree in fields such as epidemiology, informatics, sociology, statistics, or health science (e.g., PhD) or a doctorate in a clinical science (e.g., MD).
Potential applicants should prepare packet including a letter of application describing their research background and how it is aligned with this postdoctoral fellowship, a curriculum vitae, either a writing sample or publication, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants apply online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/10941. The position will commence on or after July 1, 2021, and applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until the position is filled.
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Internal Number: IUSM010832016
About IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
For more than 90 years, the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine has provided comprehensive medical training for medical students, residents and fellows in addition to lifelong learning opportunities for practicing physicians. The department consists of 19 specialty divisions based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, which is ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties in US News and World Report.
Additionally, the Department of Pediatrics is home to several research centers and boasts an outstanding reputation in clinical, basic science and translational research. IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is consistently among the top five to ten percent of National Institutes of Health pediatric funding recipients nationally. Pediatric faculty are committed to developing new treatments and therapies for childhood diseases and to providing exceptional patient and family centered care for children in Indiana and the Midwest.