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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Number:
Organization: University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention
Posted: 2/14/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Injury Control and Prevention
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 3
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI    USA
Position Description: The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury

Prevention is recruiting outstanding early-career research

investigators to join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows who are

part of an NIH-funded T32 training grant, Firearm Safety

Among Children and Teens (FACTS): Multi-Disciplinary

Research Training Program. The successful candidate will

undertake an intensive post-doctoral training program for up

to two years in which they will acquire core skills in research

methods including analytic skill development, grant and

manuscript writing, and project management through a

combination of applied research and training on the prevention

of firearm injuries. The training program prepares fellows for

research independence and an academic career. They will

work closely with mentoring faculty to identify a research

focus and develop a career development and mentoring plan.

Qualifications: -Completed a doctoral degree program (MD, PhD, DrPH, or

equivalent) by the starting date.

-Demonstrated commitment and interest in firearm injury

prevention research as a primary career focus.

-Specific interest in research addressing existing inequalities,

disparities, and inequities related to firearm injury.

-Research experience within any relevant discipline and work

at any stage along the translational research

spectrum or focused on any level within the socio-ecological

model (individual, family, community, or


-Prior experience working with diverse and underrepresented


-A strong desire to work with multi-disciplinary collaborators.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Ability to commit to a full-time professional effort based in

Ann Arbor, Michigan for up to two-years.

Organization Description: The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention aims to generate new knowledge and

advance innovative solutions to reduce firearm death and injury across the

United States. Our mission is to address the substantial burden of firearm

injuries occurring across the lifespan by conducting high-quality research,

education, training, and outreach. The University of Michigan has established

the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention to increase firearm injury prevention

research and scholarship across U-M and to expand the research pipeline so

that more individuals can study ways to address this national crisis. The

Institute explores firearm injuries across the lifespan, including suicide,

community violence, unintentional injuries, intimate partner violence, officer-

involved shootings, school, and mass shootings, as well as disparities in injury

outcomes across these areas. The Institute has a particular focus on

addressing the disproportionate number of firearm injuries occurring within

vulnerable populations, including children and teens where firearms are the

leading cause of death.

Closing Date: 5/14/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Elissa Trumball,  Postdoctoral Fellow
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How to Apply: Materials and questions should be sent by email to Please use the subject

line “Fellowship Application.” Please submit:

-A written statement describing your research qualifications,

experience and specific interest in firearm research, and long-

term career goals.

-Curriculum Vitae

-Three letters of recommendation, including at least one

from your current graduate or clinical residency

training program.

-Graduate-level academic transcripts (unofficial is


-Two writing samples, preferably a copy of a previously

published manuscript(s) and/or papers from a dissertation


-A statement describing how your current work

demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

(up to 1 page)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted

until all positions are filled. 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.

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