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The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter and curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the (U-M Careers website) for this Job ID 164906.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to send the following to the Office of Human Resources – Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, School of Nursing, 400 N. Ingalls, Suite 1349, Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5482 (hard copy materials) or to (electronic materials).

  • A narrative that describes his/her area of research interest
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of PhD diploma



The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral scholar with an emerging program of research. The successful applicant will work with PI Dr. Rob Stephenson in the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities and the Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership. The post-doctoral fellow will work primarily on the analysis of data from a large randomized controlled trial of a life skills intervention for LGBT youth. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to pursue and develop their own independent research, mentored by Dr. Stephenson. It is anticipated that the position will start towards the end of the academic year 2018-2019 (May/ June).

Objectives: The research fellow will focus on the following specific tasks:

  • Analysis of baseline and follow-up data from a large randomized control trial of a life skills intervention for LGBT youth in the US. The analysis will focus on understanding the multilevel determinants of risk behaviors among LGBT youth
  • Contribute to other analysis and publications from the project as needed.
  • Attended project wide meetings
  • Develop a line of independent research, thematically linked to the master project, supervised by Dr. Stephenson

Required Qualifications*


Education and Experience:

*PhD in nursing, public health, psychology, social work, sociology or related health field is required.

*Strong quantitative and/or qualitative skills and research experience are preferred.

*Demonstrated proficiency with appropriate statistical software..

*Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums.

*Successful applicants will be asked to provide proof that they can legally work and travel in the U.S. and internationally.



*A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.

*Must reliably manage responsibilities and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.

*Demonstrated excellent problem solving; analytical and critical thinking skills

*Ability to set priorities, handle multiple assignments and deadlines and display excellent judgment while operating in a flexible and professional manner; strong ability to multitask while remaining focused is essential.

*Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and maximum collaboration in a team environment.

*Experience with reporting software and interpreting analysis is preferred.

*Ability to serve diverse populations.

*Working knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures preferred.

* Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements including standard precautions such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, orientations, licenses/certifications.

*An emerging reputation among colleagues for outstanding achievements and recognized contributions in their field of expertise.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is a world-class research institution. The School of Nursing offers a range of accredited educational programs and is consistently ranked among the top nursing schools in the country. Please visit for more information about the School. And for more information on the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities.

Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in nursing are strongly encouraged to apply. The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit:

This is a term-limited position due to salary funded on grants.

Due to restrictions associated with the funding mechanisms, only US citizens or permanent residents will be eligible for these opportunities.

Background Screening

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Contact Information

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.