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Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Preterm Birth Research

Site Name:
UC San Francisco
Nicole Santos

Additional Information

The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is recruiting its next cohort of transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows. We are proud to share that, since 2015, all 10 fellows who have completed the program have secured faculty positions. Five have obtained K awards, and together they have published over 50 first-authored manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, we were awarded T32 funding from NIH to support the program, enabling us to expand our already thriving fellowship.

We are seeking two postdoctoral candidates to advance innovative discovery, intervention and policy research to help close racial gaps in preterm birth and improve birth outcomes among babies born preterm. Fundamentally, the PTBi is dedicated to addressing racism as a root cause of birth inequity, particularly for Black families. We partner closely with community to develop, test, and disseminate its high impact research. 

Given our transdisciplinary approach, we encourage individuals from a wide range of professional and scientific disciplines to apply. In addition to receiving competitive salaries, fellows are eligible to receive research funding to support fellowship projects and educational stipends to further their training.  Fellows also receive research and career mentorship and participate in regular works-in-progress sessions and professional development workshops.

To be eligible for the two-year fellowship, candidates must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have completed a doctoral program (e.g., MD, PhD, DNP, DrPH, ScD).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a research concept note, and 3 professional recommendations. We are accepting fellows on a rolling basis; the first round of applications will be reviewed on October 15, 2020. 

Please visit our website for more details.