Postdoctoral Training

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School are currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows funded by a T32 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Promoting equity in cardiovascular health

Goal
  • Increasing diversity among researchers in behavioral, population, and implementation science who focus on promoting equity in cardiovascular health.
Highlights:
  • Annual $60,000 stipend, health insurance, tuition, generous travel/ professional development allowance.
  • Two-year fellowship, with a start date of August 15, 2019, contingent upon satisfactory progress.
  • Two fellows appointed in each of the schools of social work and medicine. M.D. candidates have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree.
  • Formal, team-based mentorship.
  • Training in community-based participatory research and population science
Eligibility
  • Individuals underrepresented in health-related sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, individuals with physical or mental disabilities, first generation college students).
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application.
  • Ph.D. in a social or health science discipline, M.D., or other doctoral degree in a related discipline, or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry.
Mentors

See an up-to-date list of mentors from across schools and colleges at The University of Texas at Austin. We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact mentors to identify shared interests and to determine if one or more can serve as mentors through the duration of the fellowship.

Expectations

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with their mentor(s). In addition, they are expected to regularly attend seminars, submit manuscripts for publication, make local and national scientific presentations, and submit at least one grant proposal for external funding.

how to apply
  • Application materials: Cover letter; curriculum vitae; two-page (single-space) statement describing research interests, experience, eligibility, training needs and career plans; writing sample; three letters of recommendation.
  • Upload application materials here.
  • Screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled.
  • Direct inquiries to:
Current Fellows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for current fellows