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Post Doctoral Associate

University of Miami

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Post Doctoral Associate

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The Post Doctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Post Doctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.

Department Specific Functions

The post-doctoral research scholar will be supervised by Dr. Zinzi Bailey, Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine. The Scholar should have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Sociology, Demography, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, or a related quantitative field. The ideal candidate will have training in analysis of time-varying longitudinal data as well as demonstrated interest in racial equity and social justice.

Dr. Bailey’s Structural Inequities and Transdisciplinary Health (SITH) Lab uses a public health critical race praxis framework to investigate racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic inequities in cancer morbidity and mortality, tobacco use, HIV/AIDS, and aging.

This position is a combination of self-directed research as well as collaboration with existing team research projects. The Scholar’s day-to-day work will include database management, statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and some supervision of trainees. As part of the larger research team, the Scholar will mentor trainees, including medical residents, MSCR students, and predoctoral students. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate on grant proposal development.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

A successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to work independently, proactively communicate with team members and collaborators, and take the initiative to develop or support research projects. The ideal candidate will thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.

Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.).

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Doctoral-level analytical skills and proficiency in SAS, Stata, or R programming, especially involving longitudinal data
  • Demonstrated interest in racial equity and social justice
  • Track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Initiative to independently spearhead new papers and projects to aid in team growth
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience with reference management systems (e.g., EndNote)
  • Well-developed research skills including ability to execute searches using relevant search terms and algorithms, and synthesize data from multiple sources
  • Desire to work collaboratively amongst team members, including providing leadership to students and other project personnel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong writing skills

Desirable Skills and Experience (Optional):

  • Familiarity with health care systems and administrative data
  • Experience with any of the following: spatial statistical analyses; analysis of multilevel nested data; missing data; analysis of qualitative data
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Website or social media communicatio

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


Ph.D. required


No prior experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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