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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Specialist

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Applications should be submitted online at: A cover letter, curriculum vitae and a summary of research interests is required. For more information about FSPH, visit:

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Specialist
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Epidemiology
Position Summary

The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Regenstrief Institute, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Specialist for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded fellowship in public and population health informatics. This unique post-doctoral program is located at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus.

Our fellowship program is looking for people who want to make the world better—and have the innate interest, scientific acumen, and desire to be surrounded by faculty and staff who are committed to transforming the public and population health care system in the US and the globe. Our program prepares Research Scientists to design, implement, and evaluate the impact of information technologies on population health in the context of public health and healthcare delivery organizations. The goal of the fellowship program is to provide individuals with doctoral training who are interested in developing further analytical, methodological, and professional skills needed for informatics positions in academia, government, and industry.

- Participates in public health informatics research under the guidance of a primary mentor.
- Designs, develops, implements, and evaluates information systems that collect, manage and analyze data relevant to public health practice and population health outcomes.
- Designs new studies and grant proposals as well as the execution of existing studies funded through extramural research grants.
- Works on multiple aspects of research projects to develop skills as an independent researcher.
- Produces multiple scientific abstracts, manuscripts, and research proposals as well as present at local Work-in-Progress sessions, national symposia, and international scientific conferences related to their research.
- Collaborates with other Fairbanks School of Public Health investigators, as well as faculty at the Regenstrief Institute, IU School of Medicine, and IU School of Informatics and Computing.

Basic Qualifications

- Recent graduate (within the past 5 years) with a PhD, DrPH, or MD with a focus on public health, epidemiology, health policy & management, information science, informatics, computer science, or health services research.
- Candidates must have received their doctorate prior to beginning the fellowship.
- One year successful experience coordinating 2 or more projects simultaneously.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills required for working/coordinating with investigators, staff, supervisors, and project personnel across one or more systems.

Department Contact for Questions

Inquiries about this position should be sent to Dr. Brian Dixon,

Additional Qualifications

Because this position is funded through NIH/NLM, applicants must be permanently authorized to work in the United States at the time the position starts and meet other grant-related requirements.

This fellowship has an anticipated duration of one – three years.

The earliest start date for this position is January 1, 2018.

Salary and Rank
Special Instructions

Applications should be submitted online at:

A cover letter, curriculum vitae and a summary of research interests is required.
For more information about FSPH, visit:

For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date 01/01/2018

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Research Agenda
Optional Documents
  1. Other