This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents with a work authorization. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary work authorization. Applicants must have successfully completed a Ph.D. degree in social science, health science, statistics, or a related field (e.g., gerontology, epidemiology, demography, or public policy). Experience and coursework in statistics is essential, as is conducting independent research in health disparities. Applicants are required to have strong analytical, statistical, and programming skills, preferably using SAS; research experience in racial and ethnic health disparities; experience or education in survey methods or survey operations; the ability to work effectively as a team player; an orientation to detail; solid organizational skills; and strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills.
Terms of appointment
The successful candidate will be offered a 24-month appointment. A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement. An initial salary of $74,872–$115,742 will be offered based on education and experience. Salary increases will be commensurate with performance. Federal benefits such as annual and sick leave, Thrift Savings 40l (k)-equivalent, and health and life insurance apply. A flexible work schedule or telework may be offered at the discretion of the supervisor. Free onsite parking is available or a public-transportation subsidy can be obtained for using the area subway station, which is within walking distance.
Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2014. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate credits (in sealed and signed envelopes), and two reference letters (on official letterhead with original signature) to Dr. Virginia S. Cain at the mailing address below. Inquiries or questions regarding this fellowship can be directed to email@example.com or 301–458–4500.
Virginia S. Cain, Ph.D.
Director, Extramural Research
Office of the Center Director
Division of Health Care Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road, Room 7208
Hyattsville, MD 20782