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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research

This position will begin in September 2022 and continue through August 2024. The fellow will be partnered with Transitions ACR faculty mentors to define their area of research focus which should build upon existing Center research. Potential mentors include Maryann Davis, PhD and Marsha Ellison, PhD. Fellows will participate in ongoing research and grant submissions, will complete pilot projects, have opportunities for publications and presentations using new and existing datasets, and will prepare independent research grants. Current active research includes funding through NIDILRR, NIDA, NIMH, and other agencies.

This post-doctoral fellowship is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, (NIDILRR), United States Departments of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant number 90RTEM0005). Strong candidates for the Rehabilitation Researcher track will have research backgrounds in education, special education, psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational counseling, occupational therapy, psychology, sociology or other social sciences and a demonstrated interest in rehabilitation research. Candidates must plan to pursue a career in research, preferably at an academic or research institution, and should have some prior experience with conducting research.

This fellowship position will be part of a cohort of postdoctoral fellows across several areas including implementation science, general mental health services and intervention research, and women’s health and integrated care. The fellow will also have access to faculty within the Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Department and other faculty mentors within the UMass system based on career aspirations of the fellow.

48c10874-86ea-4d50-b41a-abc4d54bcc3c.jpgWe strongly encourage candidates who increase the field’s depth in research that addresses the needs of underserved racial or ethnic groups. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the UMass Chan Medical School recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Recent university-wide diversity initiatives are described here →

To Apply

Applications are due by end of day March 31st, 2022. To apply, send:

  1. a detailed letter of interest that summarizes relevant experiences and career goals,
  2. curriculum vitae, and
  3. three letters of reference

To the attention of Kathryn Sabella at iSPARC@umassmed.edu.