Postdoctoral Scholar-The Latinx Center of Excellence-The School of Social Welfare
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Anticipated Start Date: July 2021 or sooner
Position Overview The Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) located within the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, is searching for a full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar. This is a 100% time, one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. Berkeley Social Welfare's LCOE aims to address the relative paucity of Latinx/Hispanic students in graduate-level social work education. Our goal is to promote success among Latinx social work trainees through enhanced training and educational opportunities in behavioral health. The Center employs a scaffolded mentoring model from senior faculty down to undergraduate Latinx identified students.
Job Description The Postdoctoral Scholar will work in behavioral health research, intervention development, and/or policy in Latinx (Latino, Latina, Hispanic, etc.) communities. The Postdoctoral Scholar will spend 75% of their time conducting research under the mentorship of the Center's affiliated faculty; Adrian Aguilera, Kurt Organista, and Hector Rodriguez. Collaborations with other members of the Center may also be possible. Relevant areas of expertise include digital mental health and technology-based interventions, Latinx HIV research, chronic diseases, and health disparities. The remaining time (25%) will be spent mentoring Ph.D., MSW, and undergraduate students, on various ongoing projects and/or work with existing datasets by the LCOE. Candidate should have interests compatible with the LCOE's mission to develop a pipeline of Latinx social work undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have access to the wealth of resources throughout the UC Berkeley campus and will also participate in professional development for academic careers from their mentor and other university resources.
Primary duties will include:
Analyses quantitative and qualitative
Writing manuscripts for publication
Collaborating on grant applications
Developing new projects
Mentoring Latinx graduate and undergraduate students
Develop proposals for funded research.
Basic qualifications (at the time of application):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the of application
Additional qualifications (required by start date):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)
Ph.D. in one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to social work/social welfare, psychology, public health, and/or sociology
Experience writing papers for publication in academic journals
Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish language fluency)
Previous clinical experience in the testing and implementation of interventions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The Postdoctoral Scholar position is full-time for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal, contingent on performance and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see; http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
UC Postdocs are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) local (5810).
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