The Department of Epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health seeks a highly qualified and motivated scholar to join a research program in the areas of injury epidemiology and road traffic safety. The initial appointment is a full-time postdoctoral research scholar position for two years, with the possibility to extend to a third year, subject to performance and funding availability.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with faculty, staff, and students within the College of Public Health, University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, and Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, as well as several other colleges, departments, and centers around the university (e.g., College of Engineering, National Advanced Driving Simulator, College of Law, etc.). A specific plan of research and mentorship will be defined for the successful applicant based on their interests and capabilities, and mentorship includes advisors with successful research experience and a track record of research funding.

This position is available immediately and the start date is flexible.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known. Information regarding some of the resources that the University of Iowa and the local area provide can be found at https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.

Education Requirement:  PhD in epidemiology, transportation, or a related field

Required Qualifications:

·         Experience in conducting injury and violence prevention, transportation safety, or other related research with human subjects

·         Demonstrated ability to prepare manuscripts, reports, visuals, and other documents of a technical and scientific nature

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to travel, valid US driving license and ability to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standard is required

Desired Qualifications:

·         Supervisory experience

·         Grant preparation experience

·         Experience with policy evaluation research

·         Experience with naturalistic data collection, processing, and/or analysis

·         Experience working with large administrative data sets

·         Experience with GIS software and/or managing and analyzing spatial data

Apply through the following link https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/3729.  Questions can be directed to Cara Hamann, Assistant Professor at cara-hamann@uiowa.edu.

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