Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Center for Sport

Tulane University
New Orleans

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Center for Sport

New Orleans
Open Date:
Feb 3, 2023

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available at the Tulane University Center for Sport (TUCfS) to advance research studies on the health consequences of sports participation.  We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with interests in Neurosciences, specifically mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Working under the supervision of TUCfS Faculty Directors, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be an integral team member and will assist with high-level, complex research.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to interact with research collaborators within other Tulane University departments and at other institutions across the U.S., and other countries around the world.



The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics.  



  • PhD in epidemiology
  • At least 3 years of related research experience.
  • The fellow will be able to point to prior work that shows strong computational skills, and ideally, experience analyzing large data sets.



  • In-depth knowledge of field of research.
  • Strong research design and analytical skills.
  • Strong computer and database statistical skills.
  • Excellent time management/organizational skills. Able to multitask and assign priorities in a busy, challenging environment.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team.



  1. Analyze data utilizing pre-specified analysis plans and coding guides.
  2. Assists with the creation, testing, and validation of study specific databases, conducting data management tasks to structure multidimensional, autocorrelated data sets.
  3. Generate high-quality original research publications
  4. Submit and present scientific abstracts at leading medical societies meetings
  5. Serves as an integral part of the research team and provides general expertise and technical support.
  6. Maintain appropriate document control standards per SOPs.
  7. Lead studies and generate new knowledge that is congruent with the overall mission of the laboratory.


In addition to the mentored research projects, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to present their research at national scientific conferences, prepare and publish manuscripts, pursue additional training/professional development through internal and external courses or workshops, and develop their grant writing skills.


The position will be for an initial 1-year with opportunity for renewal for up to 2 additional years. Competitive annual salary (NIH-level minimum will be ensured) and benefits are provided. Additional funding is available for conference travel/presentations. Applicants must have completed a PhD, DrPH, or ScD degree (or a MD, DO, or other equivalent doctoral degree with a research-oriented Master’s degree) in epidemiology, biostatistics, kinesiology/sports medicine, or other related quantitative fields. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, writing, and organizational skills, be prepared to work collaboratively within a diverse team of researchers.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply through Interfolio using the "Apply Now" link and upload a CV, brief statement of research interest, and contact information for three references. 

Interested candidates can also send a personal statement with research interest and Curriculum Vitae to Eric Beverly, Director of Operations ( and Dr. Camilo Fernandez (



The TUCfS is devoted to studying, supporting, and achieving in all areas where sport engages people — on the field of play, in human health and professional careers, and in our community. Our mission is to (1) educate current and future professionals in all areas of the sports industry, (2) improve the overall health of athletes by advancing cutting-edge sports research and health services, and (3) inspire social change by promoting the powerful impact of sports and the role of athletes in communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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