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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Maternal Child Health & Environmental Epidemiology
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Organization: UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Posted: 8/4/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Berkeley,  CA    USA
Position Description: The Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health (MCH), in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, seeks a new Postdoctoral Fellow. The MCH Epidemiology Postdoctoral training program will provide the Fellows with a transdisciplinary perspective that includes advanced training in MCH and Environmental Epidemiology, as well as in skills needed for transitioning to academic faculty and research leadership positions.

We are currently looking for a fellow to work with the CHAMACOS longitudinal birth cohort study on issues related to early life adversity, acculturation and immigrant health, environmental exposures, neurodevelopment and behavior in childhood and adolescence, childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome, and related topics. The fellow will have the opportunity to engage in research activities, acquire grant preparation skills, publish scholarly articles, advance their teaching skills, enhance presentation skills, and network in the broader MCH community. The fellowship supports salary, health insurance, coursework (if desired), research expenses, and travel to attend MCH professional meetings. Successful completion of the fellowship entails meeting learning objectives set by the fellow and faculty mentor.

Qualifications: Requirements include a doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, or equivalent training with substantive knowledge of the science and programs relating to maternal, child and adolescent health. Teaching experience preferred (may be as a teaching assistant). Candidates must possess strong quantitative skills, English writing and verbal skills, and an interdisciplinary orientation. Commitment to MCH populations in California is preferred. Applicants must be US Citizens or hold Permanent Residents status.

Organization Description: The UCB Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, formerly the Maternal Child Health Program, provides graduate- level training in maternal, child, and adolescent health research and practice.

As a CoE in MCH, the MCH Program’s multifaceted and interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic learning environment are designed to respond to newly emerging issues in MCH and to the unique needs of the diverse communities and cultures of the San Francisco Bay area, State of California, and the world; and to inspire students to use their skills and expertise to achieve health equity for all.

Closing Date: 11/4/2017
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Contact Name: Marissa McKool,  Assistant Director
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Berkeley   CA  
United States
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  Berkeley   CA  
  United States
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How to Apply: Applicants should prepare a CV—save as “[Last Name]_CV”, and a letter of research interest—save as “[Last Name]_Letter of Interest”. Email both documents to with the subject line “MCH Post Doc App”.

Additional Information: This is a two-year fellowships funded through the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice; a program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at HRSA. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information about the School of Public Health please visit For more information about the UCB Center of Excellence in MCH please visit

Web Site Delete Date: 11/4/2017