Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin in Latinx Health Disparities
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow committed to community-engaged health disparities research to join a NIH-funded randomized controlled trial testing the effects of a family-based coping skills intervention for Latinx families of children with asthma (see https://education.utexas.edu/news/2020/11/17/new-study-funded-national-institute-minority-health-health-disparities-improve-health-well-being-latinx-children-asthma). The postdoctoral fellow will help train and supervise community health workers who deliver the culturally-tailored intervention, monitor intervention fidelity, conduct data analysis, and disseminate research findings. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to work directly with stakeholders within primary care clinics and to develop knowledge and skills in implementation science, supervision, and culturally-tailored intervention approaches for Latinx youth and families..
This position is in the Pediatric Coping and Language (PCL) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin, directed by Dr. Erin Rodríguez. The PCL lab (http://sites.edb.utexas.edu/pcllab/) studies the role of family and sociocultural processes in children’s psychosocial and health outcomes,with a focus on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting Latinx youth living in low-SES contexts. Our lab is housed within UT Austin’s interdisciplinary College of Education (https://education.utexas.edu/),and collaborates with research teams across the campus, including in medicine, nursing, social work, communication sciences and Latino studies. The University,the College of Education, and the PCL Lab provide an outstanding environment for the career development of postdoctoral fellows. Trainees have access to numerous development resources,including grant writing workshops, a career mentorship committee, and multidisciplinary university-and college-wide lectures and seminar series. The resources and environment on UT’s campus foster scientific discovery and academic success.
The College of Education promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, and community-focus. We view inclusiveness and excellence as being interconnected. Our college welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity and equity is critical to fostering excellence in all our endeavors.
Applications are encouraged from highly motivated individuals with a recent or expected Ph.D. in Clinical, School, or Counseling Psychology or a related behavioral health field. Experience providing evidence-based interventions in community or primary care settings, fluency in Spanish, and a strong background in statistics are preferred.
Dates: Available immediately. Start date is flexible and appointment may be extended for additional years contingent on performance and funding.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with NIH salary levels for postdoctoral fellows. The university provides employees a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance (premiums covered 100% for full-time benefits-eligible employees), retirement plans, and paid leave, in addition to other programs and services. Additional information is available at https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits.
For more information and to apply for this position, please send a CV, cover letter, and names of three references to Dr. Rodríguez at: firstname.lastname@example.org.