UCSD Department of Family Medicine and Public Health – Postdoctoral Researcher

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in epidemiology, behavioral, sociology, economic, and policy research on drug use and abuse. The one- to three-year position is immediately available.

The selected fellow will work closely with Dr. Yuyan Shi on research projects related to neighborhood environments of marijuana, tobacco, opioid, and other prescription or illicit drugs. Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at School of Medicine provides a multi-disciplinary and stimulating environment to prepare the candidate towards an independent career.

Applicants should have a doctorate in public health or social science (community health, social work, health services, health economics, health policy, behavioral medicine, psychology, epidemiology, urban studies, and other public health related fields). The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills, including prior experience in using statistical packages and analyzing large-scale population surveys or administrative records. Demonstrated ability to apply spatial analysis tools such as ArcGIS and develop and implement survey questionnaires will be an advantage. Strong writing and communication skills are also expected.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitiate, a cover letter describing research interests and experience, one writing sample, and three names of references to Dr. Yuyan Shi at