Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Center for Global Health Equity
New York University
Location: Shanghai, China
Internal Number: 106824
NYU Shanghai is seeking up to three Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Global Public Health to join the Center for Global Health Equity at NYU Shanghai, beginning in the Fall Semester of 2022. The Center for Global Health Equity at NYU Shanghai, founded in January, 2022, is the home for cutting edge research that improves population health and wellbeing at NYU Shanghai. Leveraging the collective strengths of NYU Shanghai, The New York University School of Global Public Health, our New York University Global Campus Network, and our local, regional, and international partners, we focus on five core areas: Global Mental Health; Implementation Science; Migration and Occupational Health; Urban and Environmental Health;and Trauma and Adversity. We have four cross cutting themes that shape the contours of this work including: Digital Health and Technology; Life Course Perspectives; Governance and Health Policy;and Culture & Health. We utilize multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches grounded in Public Health Science, including the application of mixed methods and data science. The NYU Shanghai Center for Global Health Equity is a proud member of the Chinese Consortium for Universities in Global Health (CCUGH).
The position is expected to begin in the fall semester of 2022. The postdoctoral position will be for a duration of 1 year with the ability to renew for up to two additional years upon mutual agreement.
Position 1: We are seeking applicants in the area of implementation science with a particular emphasis on scalable digital health interventions. Our Center is currently working with the World Health Organization to develop and implement a digital mental health agenda in the Western Pacific Region.
Position 2: The second position is for the area of migration and health. We are funded for the next four years to address barriers to health services among international migrants (African, Filipino, Indonesian, Vietnam) within a 5-country consortium (China, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, and Romania). The postdoctoral fellow would join this multidisciplinary consortium and work with faculty to design and implement the project within China.
Position 3: The third position is ideal for an Epidemiologist (open field) who has particular strengths in the conduct of epidemiological studies on urban health. Candidates who utilize a life course and culturally informed, life course, and social determinants perspective to the study of trauma, adversity, or migration are especially welcome to apply.
Responsibilities: Successful applicants will implement complex clinical trials, epidemiological investigations, systematic reviews/meta-analysis, and/or mixed methods research to answer key population health questions with various populations as indicated above. Planned work will involve rigorous mixed methods designs including cultural adaptation, randomized controlled trials, and process evaluations of scalable mental health interventions for populations experiencing adversity (migrants, survivors of gender-based violence, disaster exposed youth, and the urban poor). In addition to the conduct of trials, applicants will have the opportunity to work on disseminating research findings from several large-scale studies, including longitudinal mixed methods research studies conducted among migrant communities and among other populations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research fellows will work collaboratively with other fellows and faculty within the Center for Global Health Equity to manage studies, conduct statistical analyses, report writing, and journal publication (as lead author or co-author as appropriate). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to be active leaders within the research group and assist in the mentoring, training, and development of postgraduate and research-oriented undergraduates. Engagement in grant writing activities is also expected in support of the Center mission.
Qualifications for all positions:
PhD in Public Health or relevant field (with evidence of advanced training, competence, and research in Public Health), or an MD with relevant Master's degree (e.g., MPH).
Experience with public health research projects in a leadership role (or ability to lead and work independently)
Evidence of the ability to mentor, train, and develop the research potential of undergraduate and graduate students
Previous experience working with NGO/iNGO partner organizations (preferred)
A track record of academic accomplishment (e.g., journal publications) or strong scholarship potential
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced training and skills in epidemiological methods, biostatistics, and/or qualitative methods and their application in mixed methods research
Ability to work well in an interdisciplinary research environment alongside trainees at various levels
Strong competencies in oral and written communication in English, and additional competence in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin), and/or (Filipino, Indonesian, or one or more languages spoken in Africa) would be a distinct advantage, but not required
Interested applicants should prepare the following:
Statement on Current/Future research interests (including specific research topics, research purpose and significance, research methods, theoretical framework, research innovation)
Two letters of reference that address the applicant's research strengths
2-3 recent papers (published or in press)
The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.
About NYU Shanghai
NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University's global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.
NYU's global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.