Jan 11, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate, LGBTQ health

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Remote (On-site or remote)
Postdoc Addictive Behaviors Child/Adolescent Clinical Discrimination Epidemiology Health Disparities Lifespan Postdoctoral Psychopathology Social Justice

Job Description

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Dr. Brian Feinstein’s lab. The overarching goals of Dr. Feinstein’s lab are: (1) to advance research on the role of stigma-related stress in the development and maintenance of mental and behavioral health problems among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations across the lifespan; and (2) to develop and test interventions to improve SGM health. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will contribute to ongoing projects in Dr. Feinstein’s lab (e.g., an NIH-funded pilot trial of an online intervention designed to increase sexual health knowledge and decrease sexual risk behavior among bisexual, pansexual, and queer male youth). They will also contribute to designing and implementing new projects in line with their own and Dr. Feinstein’s research interests. Finally, they will have opportunities to analyze existing data, to author and co-author manuscripts, and to gain exposure to and mentorship on grant writing. For more information about Dr. Feinstein’s lab, please visit: https://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/academics/faculty/brian-a-feinstein/

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local hospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, genetic information, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a resume/CV, along with a cover letter.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to ongoing projects in the lab
  • Contribute to designing and implementing new projects
  • Analyze existing data
  • Author and co-author manuscripts
  • Contribute to grant writing


Required Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in social/behavioral/health sciences or a related field (e.g., psychology, public health, human development and family studies, social work, sociology)
  • Experience conducting social/behavioral/health sciences research


Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to design and implement a study
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., organization, time management)
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience conducting research focused on sexual and gender minority populations
  • Ability to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals


Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets


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