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Job Title: Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellow
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Organization: University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine
Posted: 3/1/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Burlington,  VT    USA
Compensation: DOE, $56,400 (minimum)
Position Description: The postdoc will have a joint appointment in the UVM Larner College of Medicine’s Health Services Research Center (HSRC) and the Osher Center for Integrative Health (OCIH). Depending on the person’s interest, the postdoc will engage in: analysis of secondary and administrative data, including complex survey data and health care claims; primary data collection via survey and/or focus groups; and/or geographic analyses and mapping. Topical areas of interest for the Health Services Research Center include health care access; rural health; telehealth; health insurance coverage; health policy; cancer prevention; and behavioral health. The Osher Center for Integrative Health’s research areas include: Group Medical Visits, Comprehensive Pain Care, Integrative Oncology, Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching, Planetary Health, Employee Wellness, and Culinary Medicine. The postdoc’s primary advisor will be Dr. Erika Ziller, Director of Health Services Research. The postdoc will be a coinvestigator on OCHI/HSR studies and will have the opportunity to propose and lead additional analyses. We expect the postdoc to publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present them at regional and national conferences and will ensure that they have the resources to do so. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to develop research funding proposals and will receive support for planning career development applications. The position is for one year with an extension for up to two additional years pending satisfactory progress. Minimum salary will be $56,400 and will be commensurate with prior experience. We offer excellent benefits and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel. The postdoc will be eligible for professional development opportunities sponsored by the Larner College of Medicine, including the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Center. Expected start date is June 3, 2024, although earlier or later start dates are possible.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed their PhD, ScD, or an equivalent doctoral degree in health services research, epidemiology, health economics, public health, public policy, or related fields by the expected start date and no earlier than 5 years before it. Competitive candidates will have strong statistical analysis skills, experience with complex survey data or administrative health data (health care claims, preferred), experience with geographic software, a strong record of writing and publishing their work, and an interest in research topics that complement the HSRC and/or OCIH areas of excellence. Remote candidates will be considered.

Organization Description: About the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

In October 2022, the Bernard Osher Foundation recognized UVM's tremendous work and excellence in the field and established the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UVM, one of 11 Osher Centers for Integrative Health across the United States and Europe. As part of the Osher Collaborative, we actively connect and share resources and materials with experts working in a variety of clinical, research, education, or policy- related efforts in integrative health across the institution and around the region. We encourage our members to serve as expert academic resources for our colleagues in the use of evidence-based integrative health within our healthcare system. Our mission is to advance whole-person integrative health through education, clinical care, research, and policy.

About the Health Services Research Center

The Health Services Research Center is housed in the Larner College of Medicine. HSRC faculty and staff are engaged in studies that promote the health of diverse populations and the effective and equitable delivery of health care services. Working closely with partners across Northern New England, including the University of Vermont Health Network (, the HSRC has a strong commitment to rural health and health equity.

About UVM

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study. Here, educational experiences and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

Learn more about Burlington, Vermont, a top college town known for its livability, access to nature and recreation, thriving food scene, and rising identity as a technology and innovation hub.

Closing Date: 6/1/2024
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Contact Name: Erika Ziller,  Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Contact Location: C415C Given Building, 89 Beaumont Ave., Burlington

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Contact Location: C415C Given Building, 89 Beaumont Ave., Burlington
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How to Apply: Interested candidates should email Dr. Erika Ziller at with any questions and/or with your application materials. Applications require a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for references. (We will contact the references of finalists only.) Your cover letter should be a maximum of 2 pages and should highlight your interest in the OCIH, HSRC, and UVM, why your background is a good fit, and how your background, research, and/or experience would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment at UVM. Applications will be evaluated on the candidate’s experience, fit with the project, academic excellence and commitment and contributions to diversity and inclusiveness. All applications received before 11:59 PM EDT on March 21, 2024, will be considered. The application will remain open until filled.

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