The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Lurie Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy is pleased to announce an opening in our postdoctoral research training program in disability policy research.

We invite applications from qualified candidates for two-year fellowships. Advanced training is available under the mentorship of the nationally recognized faculty of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. This disability policy postdoctoral training program is part of the Heller School's intellectually vibrant community. Qualified candidates are invited to join a community that thrives on rigorous research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and supports the mission of knowledge advancing social justice. A range of exciting research opportunities is available to fellows, including investigations of the health and well-being of children and adults with disabilities and their caregiving families. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of currently ongoing Lurie Institute research projects such as a national research center for parents with disabilities, a study examining pregnancy outcomes and experiences of women with disabilities, and a study of contraception use, unintended pregnancy, and sex education among people with disabilities.

The primary goal of this fellowship is to prepare scholars to conduct rigorous research that can be applied in today's complex policy environment. Training of post-doctoral fellows will include immediate engagement in an existing research program coupled with opportunities to develop skills in preparing grant proposals, managing research projects, developing scholarly articles and scientific presentations and disseminating findings to advocates and policy makers. Fellows will also have the opportunity to develop their own independent research programs.

Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees within the past three years and must have advanced statistical training. Applicants with earned doctorates in disability studies, economics, public health, public policy, social work, and sociology are particularly encouraged. Competitive stipends are available, based on experience. In addition, fellows are eligible to enroll in Brandeis University's health and dental insurance programs. The position also includes a travel fund to support the presentation of the fellow's scholarship at scientific conferences. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, two letters of reference, a writing sample, and a 1-page statement of research interests. Review of applications will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, please submit your completed application prior to October 15, 2017. Appointment dates are flexible.

Submit application to:         
Michelle Techler
Assistant Director
Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
415 South Street - MS 035
Waltham, MA 02453
mtechler@brandeis.edu

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