(San Francisco, CA) 6 December 2011: Call for Applications for MCI Research Post

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Health Research, Policy, and Practice

An experienced and meticulous Postdoctoral Research Fellow is needed to work with the Principal Investigator and research team at Microclinic International (MCI), a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and managing major chronic disease epidemics in under-resourced communities. MCI works through a process of translational research. We design public health programs, which we evaluate and refine to create scalable global health solutions. We aim to publish our research findings and influence global health policy and practice. MCI currently works in the Middle East, South Asia, sub-Saharan African, and the United States. Learn more about MCI at https://microclinics.org

We’re seeking a candidate with a doctoral qualification (ScD/PhD/DPhil) focusing on biostatistics, epidemiology, social epidemiology, social networking analysis, or another related field area. We’re looking for a highly-motivated candidate who excels in a fast-paced work environment. The candidate will collaborate with MCI’s research team, and should also be able to work independently and efficiently to advance MCI’s contributions to global health research, policy, and practice. Prospective applicants should be skilled in program management, proficient in advanced statistical analysis (e.g. multi-level modeling), and gifted in writing.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of other research activities, offer innovative research strategies to the organization, and help coordinate the process of preparing and analyzing data. As MCI is focused on bridging the gaps between research, policy, and practice, mentorship for researchers who are primarily interested in pursuing a tenure-track academic career will not be provided. Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California is strongly preferred.

How to apply:
A completed application should include the following attached to your email as PDFs or Microsoft Word documents.

• A cover letter, including your educational background, work experience, and other relevant information
• A writing sample or publication, including advanced statistical analysis that you’ve produced
• A complete CV with a list of publications, work experience, citizenship, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and GPA or class rank, full contact information, and other relevant information
• Two letters of recommendation from a research supervisor
• Undergraduate and graduate transcripts do not need to be submitted with the initial application but will be requested if the candidate is successful.

Short-listed applicants will be called for an interview. All materials should be addressed to the “Chair of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Search Committee” and must be sent via email to hr@microclinics.org. Please write “Post Doc Research Fellow” in the subject line of your email.

Please include the letters of recommendation attached to your application email. If your recommenders need to send them separately, please ask them to send their letters to hr@microclinics.org and put “Post Doc Research Fellow Recommendation for (your name)” in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is noon PST on Friday December 30, 2011. Review of applications will start immediately.

Salary range: The fellow’s starting salary will range from $45,000-$60,000 full time, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Following the first year, the fellowship may be renewed based on performance. We would like the successful candidate to begin work immediately.

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