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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Eugene, Oregan, USA

University of Oregon


Contact Ellen McHaley

The Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP)

CEQP is accepting applications to a one-year post-doctoral training program under the direction of Dr. Charles Martinez, Jr., leading experts in the field of culturally-competent research with diverse communities. CEQP is part of the University’s College of Education and is directed by Martinez, associate professor in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership and former UO vice president for Institutional Equity and Diversity. CEQP pursues its mission through five core areas of emphasis: research, methodology, community engagement, turning research knowledge into practical interventions, and providing education and mentorship to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Duties

The fellow will participate in a year-long advanced training experience in research focused on Latino socioemotional, behavioral, and physical health disparities, acculturation processes, and culturally specific preventive interventions for Latino youngsters and families in Oregon. The fellow’s participation in training activities relevant to basic and applied prevention research theory and methods will build on her/his human development and methodological training, and provide her/him with the background and experiences s/he will need to continue building a career in prevention science. The fellow will be expected to have well-developed quantitative methodological and statistical skills, including expertise in multi-level and longitudinal modeling and evaluation of randomized controlled trials. In addition, the fellow will work as a collaborative team member on all CEQP activities, including mixed methods project focused on the development of family-based health interventions with immigrant farmworker families. Included in the duties will be developing scales, scores, and analytic techniques to perform analyses with existing CEQP datasets employing approaches such as structural equations models, hierarchical linear modeling, and growth mixture modeling; collaborating in the preparation of grant proposals and manuscripts for publication; attending conferences and meetings; and participating fully as a CEQP team member.

The fellow is expected to emerge from the training program with intensive experience working on research projects and with advanced data analyses, at least two co-authored papers submitted for publication, at least one competitive grant proposal submitted or ready for submission, and a well-defined research plan that will help inform her/his academic career.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in community, clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, in public health or family studies, or in a closely related social science or policy-related discipline (e.g., anthropology, sociology, policy studies) with cross-cultural emphasis and theoretical and methodological approaches that are central to prevention and intervention science.

Interest and expertise in one or more of the following broad areas will be considered in reviewing candidates for this position: (1) quantitative methodology in longitudinal and applied research including applications of various related statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, AMOS, HLM, MPLUS); (2) pathways towards healthy development for children and families; (3) minority behavioral health; and/or (4) community based prevention science. In addition, a strong candidate could have content area expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) Family based preventive interventions in community or school settings (2) social networks and health; (3) impact of immigration and acculturation on family health; (4) cultural adaptation of evidence based interventions; and/or (5) research to practice.

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are bilingual in English/Spanish.

This Fellowship is available only to those who can legally work in the United States.


Full-time, 1.0 fte, for ONE YEAR from date of hire.

Stipend and Benefits

$50,000 yearly stipend (includes no fringe benefits), plus up to $10,000 to cover health & dental insurance, moving expenses, and professional conference attendance.

Application must be received by June 1, 2013:

1) Letter of Application. Include general research interests, interest in this position, qualifications, and research/scholarly goals for the next year.

2) Current Curriculum Vitae

3) Transcript from institution where PhD was earned

4) List of 3 professional references with telephone and email contact information


Ellen McHaley 5292 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403

Tele: 541.346.1922 / Fax: 541.346.8353

Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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