Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Resea

New York, NY
Mar 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, supports programs in a specialized discipline by participating in the academic community. This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.


This is a temporary two year position with a possible extension subject to funding availability.

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (GSPHHP) seeks to provide a collaborative and accessible environment for excellence in education, research, and service in public health, to promote and sustain healthier populations in NYC and around the world, and to shape policy and practice in public health for all. The School offers a range of innovative master's and doctoral degree programs and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The School is consolidating from a consortium across four campuses to a unified graduate school located in a single building in Central Harlem.

The central mission of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Research in Population Health (ISRPH), ), within the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, is dedicated to translating research into sustainable, cost-effective population-level interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies with the potential to improve health and reduce health disparities at scale around the world. We do this by understanding biological mechanisms, subtypes and major drivers of disease, identifying program/service/policy implementation gaps driving suboptimal health outcomes at the population level, and by designing and conducting rigorous experimental and observational studies of the impact of strategies aimed at improving population health outcomes. We rigorously assess the effectiveness of these strategies when implemented at scale. Given that many forces shape population health, including those outside the health sector (e.g., political, economic, sociologic, environmental, demographic), we seek and generate knowledge, collaboration and expertise to achieve our mission of improved population health through better implementation.

The overarching goal of the Institute is to conduct large-scale research studies on population health and on intervention implementation in real world settings (i.e., outside the research environment). We engage in, foster, and leverage multidisciplinary collaborations across different health outcomes and disease types with public sector agencies, health care organizations, clinical researchers, community-based organizations, policy makers and other institutions. Our primary goals are:

  • To apply rigorous scientific methods to assess the effectiveness and impact of interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies aimed at improving population health around the world.
  • To conduct research that describes population health outcomes and improves the understanding of the factors that can shape/influence them through better implementation.
  • To create, support, and leverage successful multi-disciplinary partnerships across all of CUNY's colleges, professional schools, and institutes for cutting edge and impactful research collaborations at the intersection of implementation science and population health.
  • To provide hands-on research training for masters/doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows and host visiting scholars at the intersection of implementation science and population health.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the ISRPH the Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor), duties include but are not limited to:

  • Analyze, draft, and publish methods and results papers in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Develop their research agenda, under the guidance of the Institute Director and the faculty leadership;
  • Collaborate with Institute investigators and external partners on grant proposals and existing projects;
  • Contribute to ongoing Institute projects, either as a member of the analytic or programmatic team, depending on skill and interest;
  • Apply for at least two federal funding opportunities, such as a K award;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise or equivalent (Ph.D., Dr.PH, Sc.D)

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Interest in collaborating on existing research projects in the ISRPH and conducting effectiveness studies of large-scale programs/policies as well as research interests that align well with the themed areas of the ISRPH.
  • Any combination of the following: An emerging track record of first authored publications; experience conducting or evaluating large scale programmatic or policy initiatives; experience working with large multi-level datasets; data visualization expertise; and longitudinal data analysis experience.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on April 10, 2017.


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Location: CUNY School of Public Health

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Research in Population Health

Job ID: 16543

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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