Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Division of Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) is considering applications for a postdoctoral fellowship.  Our Division is home to a vibrant, highly productive team of interdisciplinary researchers who have a successful track record of NIH funding, peer-reviewed publications, mentorship and collaboration within UCSD and the University of California system, as well as nationally and internationally.  Our faculty is renowned for their behavioral research on HIV/AIDS and expertise in the design and evaluation of interventions and studies of barriers to care among substance using populations and other marginalized groups, especially in the US-Mexico border region.  Our program offers seminars, conferences and other educational opportunities in addition to one-on-one mentoring by program faculty.  Ample opportunities exist for training in culturally competent intervention research, including cultural adaptation of research measures, advanced research and statistical methods (such as GIS), collaboration with community agencies, publishing and presenting research findings, and research proposal development.  Postdoctoral fellows are integrated into existing research projects and are mentored to help them develop their own program of independent research, improve their research, manuscript and grant-writing skills and establish a record of scholarly productivity. 

Eligible fellows must be able to commit to 1-2 years in the program, and have a PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD or other doctoral training with a background in a relevant discipline such as epidemiology, sociology, anthropology, medical geography, psychology or biostatistics. Since this position is funded by an NIH T32 training program, successful candidates must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have an interest in pursuing an academic career related to the prevention of substance use, HIV and related conditions (e.g., TB, STDs, viral hepatitis, psychiatric comorbidity).  The successful candidate(s) will also have an excellent academic record, with good quantitative, verbal and written communication skills and research experience.  Experience with statistical software such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS is also required.   Salary is commensurate with the NIH pay scale for training grants but is supplemented from other sources when appropriate.  Applications from women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged. 

Interested applicants should send their CV, two-page personal statement addressing the above qualifications and interests, a copy of their academic transcript, GRE scores, 2 letters of reference and TOEFL score (where English is a second language) to:


Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD
Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences,
Harold Simon Professor and Chief,
Division of Global Public Health
Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego
tel: 858-822-1952
e-mail: sstrathdee@ucsd.edu
website: http://gph.ucsd.edu