The postdoc scholar will work with Dr. Shannon Monnat and other Lerner Center faculty affiliates, staff, and graduate students on research related to social and spatial determinants of health, health disparities, and/or premature mortality. Desirable applicants will have research agendas that align with one or more of the Center’s key strategic priority areas of substance abuse, mental health, tobacco use, diet and nutrition, or physical activity. Candidates with interests in rural health and/or rural demography are especially encouraged to apply. The postdoc position will work closely with Dr. Monnat and other Center affiliates to design and conduct community-based research studies and/or conduct secondary analysis of health and other demographic data (particularly related to social and geographic disparities in health outcomes), co-author peer-reviewed publications, publish research briefs for the Lerner Center Population Health Research Brief Series, and present research at conferences. This position will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration with Lerner Center graduate students, staff, and affiliated faculty as well as faculty and graduate students within the Center for Policy Research (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/cpr.aspx), the Aging Studies Institute (https://asi.syr.edu/), and the Policy, Place and Population Health Lab (https://asi.syr.edu/policy-place-and-population-health-lab/). At least 25% of the Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar’s time will be reserved for the individual’s own research.
The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance. The Scholar will have access to university resources and office space in the Center for Policy Research at SU.