Rutgers, the State University Of New Jersey is seeking a Post-Doctoral fellow for the Center on Gun Violence Research at the School of Public Health.

25 Mar 2019 8:20 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

Rutgers, the State University Of New Jersey is seeking a Post-Doctoral fellow for the Center on Gun Violence Research at the School of Public Health. The Postdoctoral Fellow will keep abreast of current theoretical and experimental literature related to gun violence from various disciplines (population sciences, epidemiology, public health, law, criminal justice, clinical medicine, social work, psychology). Under the guidance of center leadership, collects, records and analyzes data, prepares reports for peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contributes to the writing of IRB applications and grants. These fellowships are focused on scientific training and career development in pursuit of the highest caliber research to promote safety and improve the health of populations. Fellows receive senior mentorship and close peer collaboration in a rich scientific environment with faculty and other fellows. Fellows will be expected to become proficient in the preparation of peer-reviewed research publications and scientific grant writing and will be strongly encouraged to conceive and lead their own grant submissions in preparation for entry into the job market.


New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, which is among the first such centers in the United States, conducts interdisciplinary research on the causes, consequences and solutions to gun-related violence, while respecting the rights of legal, safe gun ownership and use. The Center’s mission is to provide high- quality, multi-disciplinary research on gun violence causality and prevention and translate this research into clear and actionable policies and programs, therefore creating safe and healthy environments. The Center will achieve this mission by partnering with local, state and national experts, accessing data to conduct research that identifies factors involved in gun violence, developing interventions to reduce gun violence and translating science into effective programs and policies to ensure their widespread adoption.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Nursing, Social Work, Public Policy), demonstrated analytical and research skills, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, ability to work independently and in teams and experience in some aspect of gun violence research.


The fellowship will provide a full-time postdoctoral scholar salary and benefits. Candidates should complete an application and include a cover letter describing their goals and qualifications for the fellowship, specific research interests, and career plans; a CV and 3 references.


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