Applications are invited for consideration to the following position


School of Public Health

Budget Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Salary Range:

(Based Upon Experience)


Descriptive Title:

Transport postdoctoral fellow

Full-time, Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, 37.5 hours per week.



Description of Duties:

We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral research fellow interested in conducting research on interventions that promote the careers of underrepresented individuals in the biomedical and health disparities research workforce. This fellow would join the research group of Dr. Marcus Lambert, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (SUNY Downstate). Dr. Lambert’s research group is interested in (1) disparities in training and mentoring, (2) psychosocial and institutional factors that influence persistence, (3) the navigation of critical transition points, and (4) structural racism and discrimination. This postdoctoral fellow will also join a vibrant health equity research community supported by the Translational Program of Health Disparities Research Training (TRANSPORT) at SUNY Downstate. The TRANSPORT postdoctoral fellow receives salary support for a two-year period. In addition, this fellow may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 for their research and research-related expenses (e.g., travel, publications, and supplies). The second year of support is contingent upon successful achievement of milestones, and a progress report submitted after year one. At the conclusion of the two-year fellowship, it is expected that the fellow will have published peer-reviewed papers, generated pilot data, and established networks that will facilitate transition to career development awards and future independent funding. TRANSPORT: TRANSPORT is a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)-funded $10 million S21 Health Disparities Endowment grant that provides a foundation for developing a diverse biomedical research workforce. The SUNY Downstate TRANSPORT-Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to support post-graduate fellows who are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and who are dedicated to developing a career in academic research. Application process: Email the following documents as one continuous PDF to Please use the following subject heading: TRANSPORT Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interventions Research. 1. The candidate’s CV/resume. 2. A cover letter describing the candidate’s career goals, interest in intervention research, and evidence of prior research productivity such as abstracts, publications, grants, or scientific presentations. Applications are preferred by September 1, 2021 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Anticipated Fellowship start date January 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marcus Lambert at


According to NIH guidelines, applicants for this fellowship are individuals from groups identified as nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. These groups include: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and women. NOT-OD-20-031: Updated Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity. Applicants who have had previous independent research awards such as an R01 or program project are ineligible for this program. However, "K"-type awardees are eligible. REQUIRED: • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in the biomedical, nursing, allied health professions, behavioral or public health sciences (MD, PhD, PhD/MD, DNP, or equivalent). The ideal candidate has excellent writing and communication skills and a strong background in quantitative research methodology, biostatistics, and/or qualitative research methods

Persons interested should mail their resume and a letter of introduction

Additional Information: Please refer to the application process mentioned above.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: 01/01/29

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