Job: Open Research Postdoctoral Position, Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, University of Miami

Funded by the NIH, the position is available through the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro (#P60MD002266), at the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

The primary mission of El Centro is to advance the scientific development and evaluation of culturally-tailored interventions in a constellation of behaviorally-rooted health conditions that disproportionately affect ethnic and sexual minority groups. At El Centro you will work with leading health scientists on inter-disciplinary research in the following health foci:

  • HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • • Family and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions


    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from candidates with a strong commitment to health disparities research and have a PhD in a related field (e.g., public health, nursing, sociology, psychology). Areas of research interest must be related to heath disparities in one or more of the El Centro focus areas or in related health conditions such as cervical cancer, diabetes or obesity.

    Applicants must comply with NIH funding eligibility, specified for this position:

    The individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).

    The individual must be considered a member of a health disparity population as defined by the NIH. Current health disparity populations include African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and rural populations.

    Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The appointment is as a Post-Doctoral Associate and is for 12-24 months and 100% time; the appointment is renewable depending on performance and continued availability of funding.

    Applicants should submit a vita, two letters of reference, representative reprints and a statement of long-term research interests to Dr. Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda at

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