Postdoctoral Opportunity to Work with the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN)

The Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to train with our team for two years. SIREN’s mission is to improve health and health equity by advancing high quality research on health care-based social risk interventions. SIREN conducts program and policy evaluations using qualitative and quantitative research methods and provides evidence syntheses to summarize evidence in select areas. SIREN also serves as a national information hub for research on health care-based social interventions. The fellow will be expected to lead and participate in research projects within SIREN’s portfolio of work. Examples of possible projects include implementation science studies exploring how clinical systems incorporate new data and technology intended to facilitate social care; clinical and claims analyses examining the effectiveness of social care interventions; and research syntheses (including both systematic literature reviews and white papers). Example of recent work can be found here. Fellows will be expected to publish first-authored manuscripts on primary research projects as well as spend up to .25 FTE developing fellow-initiated, mission-aligned research.

This postdoctoral opportunity is ideal for a candidate with a recent doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or equivalent) in health services research or a related field (e.g. health policy, health economics, nursing, social work, public health, epidemiology), or MDs with health services research training or experience, seeking to lay the groundwork for a career in health care-based social risk interventions research. SIREN projects span qualitative and quantitative research approaches, therefore expertise with both methods is preferred, although strong candidates with expertise in only one or the other will be considered. SIREN has a strong track record of mentoring fellows and helping them launch successful academic careers. Mentorship will be provided by Dr. Laura Gottlieb, and other members of the UCSF SIREN-affiliated team, including Drs. Sara Ackerman, Emilia DeMarchis, Caroline Fichtenberg, Taressa Fraze, Danielle Hessler, and Matthew Pantell. This position is located in San Francisco, CA, although candidates could wait to relocate until the beginning of 2021 given the continued challenges related to the COVID pandemic.

To apply, provide a cover letter describing your interests and experience, your CV, one first authored manuscript (published or unpublished), the names of at least 2 references, and your salary requirements by July 17th. The earliest start date is fall 2020, but we would consider later start dates.

Applicants may submit their applications in an email entitled “Postdoc application” to [email protected].

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.