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How to Apply

To apply please provide the following:  

1) CV,

2) a statement of interest,

3) a writing sample (a peer-reviewed publication or work in progress that demonstrates writing and analytical skills),

4) names of 3 or more references, and

5) inquiries to Dr. Lindsay Kobayashi at   Please include Application for postdoctoral research fellow position in the subject line.


Lindsay Kobayashi

Department of Epidemiology

School of Public Health

University of Michigan

1415 Washington Heights

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


The successful candidate will support epidemiological research projects using large, longitudinal population cohort studies (e.g. the US Health and Retirement Study) and data derived from electronic medical records to investigate social determinants of functional aging trajectories in older cancer survivors.

Design studies of epidemiologic data, including conceptual models and analytic plans.

Conduct statistical analyses to answer epidemiologic research questions and prepare statistical reports, including data tabulation and visualization.

Prepare written and oral presentations of epidemiologic research through writing research articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals and abstract submissions to local and national meetings and conferences.

Participate in, and present at, local and national meetings and conferences.

Assist with project organization.

Required Qualifications*

PhD or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Biostatistics, Public Health or a related field. A track record of peer-reviewed publication of scholarly work related to PhD thesis, or in process, is required. The successful candidate will be highly creative and self-motivated to produce high-impact manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and develop and submit NIH or similar grant applications.

The successful candidate will have experience in the management and use of complex longitudinal survey data, analysis of longitudinal data structures, advanced use of statistical software (Stata, SAS, or R, and interest in learning new software), and strong oral and written scientific communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

It is strongly desirable for the applicant to have interest and expertise in social epidemiology, methods for longitudinal studies of cognitive and physical functional aging outcomes, and cancer survival and aging.

Additional Information

The Research Fellow position consists of an initial appointment for one year, and is renewable for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to University of Michigan and NIH guidelines.

We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, December 2nd. The position will be open until filled. 

Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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