Post-doctoral Fellowship in Social Determinants of Health and Cancer SurvivorshipPosting Date: 07/16/2020
Our team at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research is seeking a post-doctoral fellow (100% FTE for 2-3 years) interested in investigating the influence of social determinants of health (e.g., social networks, social support, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, immigrant status) on cancer survivorship as well as the mechanisms of those relationships. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will work with investigators to examine the role of multilevel (neighborhood and individual) social networks on associations between immigrant status, health behaviors, and breast cancer outcomes, focusing on Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic women. The successful candidate will ideally have training in social determinants of health and epidemiologic methods, multilevel modeling, programming skills, strong writing skills, experience in the publication of scientific manuscripts, and interest and experience in grant writing. Experience in social network analysis is also highly desirable. The candidate should also have expertise and/or interest in cancer survivorship.
Kaiser Permanente is an integrated health care delivery system with a diverse membership in eight regions across the United States. In the Northern California region, Kaiser Permanente includes a health plan with 4 million members, a network of 21 hospitals and 100 ambulatory medical offices, and a multi-specialty physician group with more than 8,000 physicians.
The Division of Research, which is part of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, has more than 500 people on staff, including over 50 faculty-level investigators with 350 ongoing, funded projects on a wide range of health research topics. In 2015, the Division’s research portfolio included over $88 million in grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, private foundations, industry, and Kaiser Permanente. Our investigators have made contributions in many research areas, including disease prevention, patient engagement, chronic illness management, clinical trials, clinical effectiveness, the role of genes and the environment in health, health informatics, and delivery science. Founded in 1961, the Division’s research program has been built on a base of rigorous epidemiologic and health services investigation. The postdoc may also take advantage of other ongoing training programs within Kaiser Permanente such as the Early Stage Investigators and Delivery Science programs, to facilitate career development.
Please submit cover letter, CV, a writing sample (published paper preferred), and references to Elaine Kurtovich at [email protected].
Substantive queries about the position may be addressed to Candyce Kroenke, ScD, MPH at [email protected]. We are accepting materials until the position is filled.