Post-doctoral Fellow
Company: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, NE
Job Schedule: Full-time
Published In: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Published On: 08/19/2019

Position Information

Working Title Post-doctoral Fellow
Department Sociology-1095
Requisition Number F_190068
Posting Open Date 06/05/2019
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 07/08/2019
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in: a) developing a conceptual model linking network features (both drug use and social connections) to addiction, overdose risk and health problems; b) analyzing the network and behavioral contexts that predict increased risk for overdose and addiction; and c) developing an epidemiological simulation that can be used to evaluate the potential for epidemics to arise in a rural drug-using population.

Minimum Required Qualifications
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in sociology, behavioral health, public health, epidemiology or a related area. Promising candidates at the ABD stage will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
Interest in social networks, drug use, and the health risks associated with drug use. Ideally, they should be comfortable with advanced statistical models, as well as working with complex datasets. Experience with network data is a plus, as is any experience with epidemiological simulations or statistical network models.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required No
Posted Salary
How to Apply
Click "Apply for this job" and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter describing research interests, background and expertise; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least two references.

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Job Category
Job Category (old) Other Academic
Job Type Full-Time
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date 08/15/2019
Appointment End Date 08/15/2021

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