University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

October 20, 2021


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Job Summary

This posting is for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or a related field. The Fellow will participate in interdisciplinary research that seeks to understand and address the impact of vision impairment and blindness on health, disability, and well-being in older adults. More information on our research group is available at


The researcher's work will focus on characterizing the impact of vision impairment on the lives of older adults, including their influence on cognitive, psychosocial, and physical health.• Identifying sources and consequences of inequity for people with vision and multisensory impairment.• Working with large cohort studies to design procedures for collection of vision and eye health data.• Leading and independently conducting statistical analyses using data from national surveys, cohort studies, healthcare claims, and other sources.• Writing scientific manuscripts and presenting results at scientific meetings.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree, strong written and oral communication skills, be prepared to work collaboratively in a diverse team of researchers and should have a demonstrated ability to code in one or more statistical programming languages (e.g., STATA, R, etc.).

A cover letter and resume/CV is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Desired Qualifications

This position will be integrated in a highly collaborative research team, and will including working with faculty, staff, and students within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as across the University. The University of Michigan has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates from all underrepresented groups. Additionally, we seek candidates who promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre- employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.