University of Illinois at Chicago — Post-Doc Research Associate in Implementation Science and Community-Based Health Disparities COVID-19 Research

Post-Doc Research Associate in Implementation Science and Community-Based Health Disparities COVID-19 Research – University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate with a foundation in implementation science and qualitative data analysis to begin as soon as possible. We welcome candidates whose experience in research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The Postdoctoral Associate will work with both the Chicagoland CEAL Program and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS).

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Engagement Research Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities (CEAL) research teams are currently working in 21 states to provide trustworthy information through active community engagement and outreach to the people hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicagoland CEAL Program is a partnership of academic and community health disparities experts working together to improve COVID-19 vaccination and engagement in quality therapeutic care and trials for low-income Black and Latinx communities in the Chicago metro area. The Chicagoland CEAL Program is managed out of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), under the direction of Molly Martin, MD, MAPP, at the UIC College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Health Research and Policy. Co-principal investigators are located at Equal Hope, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, Rush University, Sinai Urban Health Institute, and University of Chicago. The Postdoctoral Associate will work with investigators, staff, and community partners at all these institutions. The Postdoctoral Associate will focus on evaluation of COVID-19 community programs and results dissemination.

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science ( offers exceptional opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research in implementation science, multidisciplinary collaborations, and close partnerships with community-based agencies. A strength of the Center is its active engagement with traditionally underserved populations designed to address diverse health disparities. The Center is part of a vibrant and growing Department of Medicine, with well-established research programs in prevention and intervention for a wide range of diseases and collaborations across colleges of public health, engineering, applied health, dentistry, pharmacy, education, social work, and nursing. The successful candidate should have experience in implementation science and research that aligns with at least one of the following areas: adolescent sexual and reproductive health, eliminating health disparities, aging, mHealth, juvenile justice, HIV prevention and treatment, mental health, substance use, and global health. Candidates committed to advancing the Center’s mission for diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

UIC is Chicago’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution. Ranked #4 in research funding among Hispanic-serving institutions and #8 on the “Best Values” list according to the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings, UIC has more than 31,000 students, 9,700 faculty and staff, 15 colleges, and Illinois’ major public medical center. With more than $446 million in annual research expenditures, UIC ranks among the leading universities in federal research funding. UIC is known for its diverse student body. Located near downtown Chicago, UIC offers easy access to world-class cultural and scientific resources. UIC has the 2nd largest medical school in the country and has the largest number of students from underrepresented minority groups.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Molly Martin (, cc Anna Sandoval (

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

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