Post-Doctoral Fellowship Focused on Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship focused on psychiatric epidemiology.

The successful candidate will contribute to on-going interdisciplinary research in psychiatric and social epidemiology, particularly concerning the biological correlates and consequences of psychiatric conditions in mid- and late-life. The fellow will actively participate in NIH-funded research focused on understanding the genetic and environmental contributions to depression and type 2 diabetes over the lifespan. The fellow will have an active role in ongoing studies, and be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to initiate new projects, develop grant proposals, attend scientific conferences, and collaborate with faculty throughout the School of Medicine on related projects.

The position is open immediately and the duration of the fellowship is negotiable, but expected to be 1 to 3 years.

Epidemiology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is grounded by frameworks that acknowledge that causal factors are nested one within another, with environmental factors, genetic factors, behaviors and social contexts integral to disease processes. With this perspective, we embrace a team science approach to promoting health and reducing disease burden.

The Department of Epidemiology and Community Health ( is a vital and growing research and teaching department in the School of Medicine. VCU boasts one of the country’s most comprehensive health sciences centers — the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health Professions and the Massey Cancer Center. The Department also has close ties with the McGuire Research Institute at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Virginia State Department of Health.

The Department is ideally located in Richmond, Virginia, the state’s capital and close to Washington D.C., which provides excellent opportunities for interaction and research collaboration with practitioners and policy makers in state and federal agencies.

Successful candidates must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology, sociology, psychology, or related field and have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially with students and faculty. Experience with longitudinal and multi-level modeling is preferred.

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send a letter including a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Briana Mezuk at Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.