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How to Apply

To apply please submit CV, a writing sample (a peer-reviewed publication or work in progress that demonstrates writing and analytical skills), names of 3 or more references, and inquiries to Dr. Joseph N.S. Eisenberg at Please include Application for postdoctoral research fellow position in the subject line.


Job Summary

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work with Dr. Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. This is a full-time research position focused on enteric disease, early child health, and the development of the human microbiome in coastal Ecuador.  The successful candidate will support ongoing cohort studies related to environmental exposures, enteric pathogen infection, the development of the infant microbiome, and early child nutrition, growth and development along a rural-urban gradient in coastal Ecuador. Key tasks will include statistical analysis, preparation of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and contribution to study design, organization, and grant development. This position will involve international travel to work in collaboration with scientists in Ecuador.



The postdoctoral fellowship will include participation in scholarly activities such as attendance at seminars and presentations within the School of Public Health. They will be supported to develop independent research projects in the domain of enteric disease and early child health. The position offers support for professional development, including travel to an annual meeting and/or training workshop. 

Preparation of reports & analyses for publication

Manuscript preparation

Assist with project organization

Grant writing

Foreign travel

Conference attendances

Required Qualifications*

PhD or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Global Health, Human Nutrition, 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 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*

Prior experience collecting primary data in the context of global health research is highly desirable. Experience or prior exposure to disease transmission modeling is desirable. Proficiency or fluency in Spanish is desirable. 

Additional Information

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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.

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 May 1st, 2021. The position will be open until filled.  

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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