Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Public Health

Post-Doctoral Fellow

The AHA SFRN Research Fellowship: Center for American Indian Cardiovascular Disease Disparities supports three (3) fellowships over its initial four years of support. The third Fellowship will begin July 1, 2017, and the award period is two years.

Fellowship Expectations:

The Fellowship is a competitive award intended to develop the research competencies of early-stage investigators through a series of intensive didactic and experiential instructional opportunities, ranging from advanced methodologies, statistics, research design, and grant proposal preparation as appropriate to the fellow's career development. In addition, the fellow will be expected to participate in one of the three basic, clinical, or population-level research projects. One outcome of his/her participation shall be a scientific manuscript submitted to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal. Additional expectations include participation in bi-weekly Center-wide meetings, an annual conference that convenes AHA SFRN Center directors, principal investigators, and other fellows. Other leadership building activities may also require fellow participation.


The American Heart Association requires that fellows of the Center must have one of the following designations:

• U.S. citizen

• Permanent Resident

• Pending Permanent Resident (must have applied for permanent residency and have filed Form I-485 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and have received authorization to legally remain in the U.S., having filed an Application for Employment Form I-765)

• E-3 Visa - specialty occupation worker

• H1-B Visa - temporary worker in a specialty occupation

• O-1 Visa - temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences

• TN Visa - NAFTA professional

• J-1 Visa - exchange visitor

• F-1 Visa - student

• G-4 Visa - family member of employee of international organizations and NATO

All awardees must meet the citizenship criteria throughout the two-year award period.

Named fellows of the Center must hold a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent doctoral degree and commit 75% effort to research training. Center fellows may commit a minimum of 70% effort if justification is accepted by the AHA Oversight Advisory Committee. A named fellow may not hold another fellowship award, although the institution may provide supplemental funding. Fellows may not hold a faculty or staff appointment, with the exception of M.D.s or M.D./Ph.D.s with clinical responsibilities. These fellows may hold a title of instructor or similar due to their patient care or practice responsibilities, but must devote at least 75% effort to research training. A named fellow may have been a recipient of an AHA fellowship, but may not hold an AHA affiliate fellowship or AHA Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award at the same time as an AHA Strategically Focused Disparities Research Network fellowship.

Note: Physical residence on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is required. No funds are available for relocation.

Salary and Benefits:

Fellows will receive $50,000 annually for salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the two-year award. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 8953

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted on or before June 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by July 1, 2017.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Additional Attachments: 1) a letter not to exceed 3 pages, single space, employing Arial 12 with 0.5 in. margins, that describes: a) your preparation to engage in a research fellowship of this nature, b) your interest in understanding the complex interplay of racial discrimination, subsequent stress, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and related discontinuities in care to the burden of this condition among urban American Indians, and c) your vision for the next 5-7 years of your career, and the role of research in achieving that vision; 2) a writing sample, preferably unpublished, that exemplifies your writing abilities; 3) two letters from professional colleagues familiar with your work, and able to speak to the relevance that this fiellowship might hold for your career development; and 4) if a member of CU faculty, a letter of support from your department chair that confirms his/her understanding of the terms and conditions of award, and willingness to comply with same.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20283 - CSPH-AIANP AP/G

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Mar 29, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lori Trullinger

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732360


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