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Post Doctoral Fellow - College of Arts and Sciences
Howard University in Washington, DC
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Date Posted 05/17/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Howard University Mission

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Compensation


Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.

Position Information


The purpose of this position is to provide pedagogical, administrative, and research training and support for a Research Fellow in the School or College through including, but not limited to (a) academic career development, (b) development of health services to underserved populations (c) cultural competence.
Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.
Internal contacts include assistant/associate deans, directors, department heads/chairs, faculty, staff and students at the College and school levels; and, deans, directors and executive level officers at University level. External contacts include governmental agencies such as Federal and the District of Columbia Agencies, health professionals, students, parents and the general public.
  • Participates in academic, didactic, and professional training provided through seminars, workshops and direct meetings with grant faculty.
  • Coordinates and assure development of pertinent reports and their timely delivery.
  • Conducts data collection, statistical analysis, and data interpretation.
  • Participates in grant writing, development of manuscripts and reports, and conduct of primary and secondary data analyses.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the Program Director, and/or Center Director especially those related to research training, mentoring, and interdisciplinary projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated computing experience and knowledge, including software packages such as word processing, database applications, and spreadsheet.
  • Competence in both oral and written English and ability to articulate concisely and in a professional manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented interdisciplinary healthcare environment.
Applicants should have received, by the activation date of the CMHSR postdoctoral fellowship, a Ph.D. (or similar doctoral degree such as MD, Pharm.D., Sc.D., DrPH, etc.) in one of the following disciplines: Epidemiology, Pharmacy Administration (Pharmacoepidemiology), Health Behavior, Health Services Research, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or similar area. Doctoral students in the dissertation phase of their training will also be considered.
Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 202-806-1280.

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