University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until Filled
Date Posted February 13, 2014

Job Description: University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) and the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy in the College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (CEECS) in the College of Education, is recruiting one of the multiple positions. We are especially interested in research focused on children at greatest risk due to poverty, social disadvantage, and neurodevelopmental learning and behavioral challenges. We are also interested in the effects of adverse childhood events on health across the lifespan. The Institute for Child Health Policy ( currently includes 14 primary faculty, with an active research program (>$12M annual grant funding) in child health promotion and disease prevention research and health care delivery research to improve access to care and clinical services. The Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies ( research, teaching, model demonstration, and outreach connections focus on young childrenhealth and wellness, early intervention for young children with or at risk for disabilities, and quality teaching and learning in early childhood contexts (birth through age 5).
Minimum Requirements: Requirements for the position include\: 1) significant external funding, 2) a recognized record of research and scholarship in child health and\/or lifespan studies; and 3) an earned doctorate in a health-related field with an emphasis on early childhood or lifespan studies (e.g., health outcomes, health behavior, epidemiology, maternal and child health, public health, psychology, sociology). We are seeking a scientist with a strong background in theories and methods for the design and implementation of randomized and quasi-experimental trials testing innovative interventions focused on prevention, early intervention, health promotion, and\/or lifespan research. Collaborative opportunities abound for working on a range of interventions involving children and families, including children with chronic conditions, early learning centers, healthcare sectors, and communities. An established track record as Principal Investigator of NIH or other competitive funded research projects is required. Opportunities exist related to incorporating team hires.
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