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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Postdoctoral Position with the Center for Native Health Partnerships

The Center for Native Health Partnerships (CNHP) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. Start date is July 1, 2010 or as soon as possible. Position salary is $51,500. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in public health, education, community development. or a related field. Screening of applications will begin June 24, 2010.

PostSearch Number 1075-3
Start Date July 1, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter
Salary $51,500
Departmental Information
The college of Education, Health and Human Development's mission is about helping people achieve quality of life at every stage. We train teachers so that children throughout their school career will get the education they need to succeed in life. But we also focus on enriching human well-being by helping families choose healthy foods and promote exercise to make strong bodies; provide counseling for healthy families; and provide home and environmental tips to make the world a better place. The mission of the Center for Native Health Partnerships is to create an environment to improve Native American health through community-based participatory research.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position will work on the project with the mission of creating an environment to improve Native American health through community-based participatory research. Assist in development, support and technical assistance, evaluation, and sustainability of community-based participatory research projects in Montana's tribal communities. Provide support to and track progress of funded community-based participatory research projects throughout the state of Montana. Provide monthly informational and technical support conference calls with all research projects. Track and assist with university and community human subjects approvals. Assist with orientation to new grant recipients, including completing required compliance requirements for the Center. With other team members, manage grant implementation logistics. With other team members, assist with all phases and aspects of Center development, training, partnership building and project implementation. Work with NIH/NCMHD staff as needed. With other CNHP staff, coordinate development of research regulations for tribal communities. Assist with activities of the CNHP Steering Committee and External Advisory Board. Maintain regular contact with research project partners (answering questions, troubleshooting, soliciting reporting information, setting up site visits, monitoring yearly program requirements, tracking collaborations). Aid in establishing project partnerships, consisting of community and academic partners. Provide data to the Evaluator for implementation of the evaluation plan.
Required Qualifications
1. Doctoral degree in public health, education, community development or a related field.
2. Demonstrated potential to conduct community-based participatory research.
3. Experience with data collection and data management.
4. Experience working with computers with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SPSS.
5. Demonstrated effectively organizing and coordinating project activities in a diversity of settings.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Research interests in health disparities.
2. Research interests in Native American health.
The Successful Candidate Will... possess the ability to work cohesively in a team-oriented environment. Skilled at using computer technology. Ability to travel to various tribal communities and research sites in Montana. Effective interpersonal, oral and written communications, organizational and conflict management skills.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: For all positions filled after July 1, 2010, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, in accordance with MSU policy.
Application Procedure
Screening of applicants will begin on June 24, 2010 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
To apply, submit:
(1) a letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed above;
(2) a current resume
(3) the names and contact information of three professional references.
Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #1075-3" in the subject line of the email.
Submit materials to:
Sara King
Operations Manager
College of Education Health & Human Development
213 Reid Hall
PO Box 172880
Bozeman, MT 59717-2880
sking@montana.edu doctoral Position with the Center for Native Health Partnerships