Promoting Equity in Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health
This postdoctoral training seeks to increase diversity among researchers who focus on promoting health equity in cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in the behavioral, population and implementation sciences. This opportunity is open to all qualified applicants. Individuals underrepresented in health‑related sciences or from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School offer this postdoctoral training through an award (T32HL140290) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
How to Apply
- Two post-doctoral fellow positions open.
- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- 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.
- Direct inquiries to program directors:
- Annual $60,000 stipend, health insurance stipend, tuition, $3,400 travel/ professional development allowance; reimbursable childcare expenses and family leave are also available.
- One-year fellowship, one starting on June 1 or July 1, 2023, and one starting on August 1, 2023, and with the possibility of a second year contingent on satisfactory progress.
- Postdoctoral fellows will further their research and training agendas through formal mentorship and coursework, seminars, conferences, and other career development activities.
- Each fellow will have a primary mentor assisted by other mentors in a team approach. They will work with established investigators on research projects and be expected to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication, present at local and national conferences, and develop and submit at least one grant proposal by the end of the fellowship term.
- Fellows will be trained in community-based participatory research methods and population health science. They will implement evidence-based interventions and/or produce scientific evidence with the ultimate goal of increasing health equity in heart and lung diseases, including their behavioral risk factors.
- Dell Medical School is uniquely designed to promote population health while the Steve Hicks School of Social Work is rooted in an equity lens and has a strong community-based focus; the schools have an established and successful partnership.
- This opportunity is open to all qualified applicants. Individuals underrepresented in health related sciences or from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
- All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.
- Applicants are required to possess an MD, DO or a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to the start of the fellowship.
- MD/DO applicants should have completed their residency by the start of the fellowship.
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.
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.