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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
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Organization: University of California, Berkeley
Posted: 3/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Berkeley,  CA    USA
Position Description: The Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) located within the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, is searching a full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar. This is a 100% time, one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Job Description The Postdoctoral Scholar will work in behavioral health research, intervention development and/or policy in Latinx (Latino, Latina, Hispanic, etc.) communities. The Postdoctoral Scholar will spend 75% of their time conducting research under the guidance of one or more faculty based in the School of Social Welfare. Relevant areas of expertise include Latinx HIV research, digital health and technology based interventions, and sexual and reproductive health. The remaining time (25%) will be spent mentoring PhD, MSW and undergraduate student, on various ongoing projects and/or work with existing datasets by the LCOE. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have access to the wealth of resources throughout the UC Berkeley campus and will also participate in professional development for academic careers from their mentor and other university resources.

Primary duties will include: • Analyses quantitative and qualitative • Writing manuscripts for publication • Collaborating on grant applications • Developing new projects • Mentoring Latinx graduate and undergraduate students

Benefits: The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits that can be viewed online at

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Required (at the time of application): • Completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date): • PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field (e.g. social welfare, psychology, public health, etc.) • Demonstrated experience writing papers for publication in academic journals. • Potential to develop proposals for funded research.

Preferred Qualifications: • Clinical experience in the testing and implementation of interventions • Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish language fluency) • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. • Interests compatible with the LCOE’s mission to develop a pipeline of Latinx social work pipeline of undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

Organization Description: Berkeley Social Welfare’s Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) aims to address the relative paucity of Latinx/Hispanic students in graduate-level social work education. Our goal is to promote success among Latinx social work students through enhanced training and educational opportunities in behavioral health. The Center employs a scaffolded mentoring model from senior faculty down to undergraduate Latinx identified students.

Closing Date: 3/21/2018
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Contact Name: Denise Schiller,  Postdoctoral Fellow
Contact Location: 110 Haviland Hall MC 7400

Berkeley   CA  94720-7400
United States
Contact Location: 110 Haviland Hall MC 7400
  Berkeley   CA  94720-7400
  United States
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How to Apply: Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: Applications must include: 1) cover letter, 2) most recently updated C.V. and 3) writing sample. Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. The position is open until filled. Letters of reference, copies of scholarly transcripts or Ph.D. degree and additional materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. The School of Social Welfare is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please direct questions to School of Social Welfare, Dean’s Office at 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Act

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