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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity in Translational and Community-Engaged Scholarship to Improve Community Living and Participation of People with Disabilities

Company: The University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Postdoctoral Training Opportunity in Translational and Community-Engaged Scholarship to Improve Community Living and Participation of People with Disabilities    

The Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago is inviting applications from qualified candidates in any relevant discipline for postdoctoral research training experiences in research to improve community living and participation outcomes for persons with disabilities. This interdisciplinary postdoctoral program emphasizes preparing scholars to conduct research that has real world impact (i.e., guiding and changing services, programs, organizations and policies that affect persons with disabilities).   

The training program includes:  a) didactic preparation, b) close mentoring by highly qualified researchers, c) immersion in ongoing research, and d) field placement in carefully selected programs or organizations partnering with researchers on research projects that promote translational and community-engaged scholarship. Trainees undergo a closely-supervised training process with a range of opportunities for developing their own research program, didactic and experiential training, and with common expected milestones.  Each trainee’s program will be individually designed to assure that the trainee has access to the most rigorous and relevant concepts and research methodologies for his/her chosen focus for studying needs, services, and outcomes.   

Applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past four years.  The length of the postdoctoral training opportunity is one year with potential for extending two years.  Trainees receive a competitive salary and full benefits, tuition support for any courses taken and a modest travel budget. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and three reference contacts. Copies of relevant publications and a letter including a brief statement of research experience and research goals must be provided for full consideration. For fullest consideration, please submit application by February 15, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  

Please send application to Anna Wong at awong27@uic.edu. For inquiries about this postdoctoral training opportunity contact Dr. Tamar Heller at theller@uic.edu.   

 The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.