Open Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions at SOM-JHU

Below are current postdoctoral fellowship positions that are open at SOM-JHU. For additional details on an open position, contact the primary faculty on the listing.

Young Men’s Health Research Program, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Young Men’s Health Research Program in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is pleased to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow.

The Fellow will contribute to a portfolio of young men’s health research under the mentorship of Dr. Arik V. Marcell. Dr. Marcell’s research focuses on understanding and identifying strategies to improve the health of young male populations who have historically received little attention by medicine and public health in the areas of family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and health promotion, and fathers-to-be. He conducts community- and clinic-based interdisciplinary research using mixed-methods and technology-based approaches that integrates behavioral science, health services research, and public health practice.

This program focuses on engaging male adolescents and young adults in family planning and SRH, health promotion, and fathers-to-be to increase their involvement in infant care. In his Health-E You study, he is conducting a randomized control trial to test the efficacy of a pre-visit mobile health app for sexually active male adolescent patients to promote family planning and SRH care receipt where currently no such strategy exists (NIH NICHD R01 HD109141). As part of his text4FATHER program, he just completed an acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy trial using text messaging to increase expectant fathers’ infant engagement from mid-pregnancy through 2 months after their infant birth connected via maternity care (NICHD R21 HD097453) and is adapting test text4FATHER for use with first-time fathers-to-be connected nationally via social media (NICHD 1R21HD112617). He is also completing longitudinal analyses modeling adolescents’ well-visits and receipt of preventive care from mid-adolescence through young adulthood by gender using the NIH NEXT longitudinal secondary dataset (AHRQ 1R03HS029351-01 and MCHB 1R42MC49146-01-00).

His young men’s health research program has focal areas including:

  1. Research using qualitative and quantitative studies and research involving tenets of person-centered design to achieve research study aims and improve the evidence-base to support improvements for the field.
  2. Analysis through highlighting disparities and inequities and identifying strategies for improvement;
  3. Training masters and doctoral students via a mentorship program;
  4. Dissemination and application through presentations, publications, and community involvement.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will perform work under the supervision of experienced researchers and will have access to exceptional resources to: 1) gain training in research design and execution; 2) explore and submit complementary research contributions; and 3) gain valuable experience in publishing, grant-writing, and project management for the next stage of their research and/or practice-oriented career. The Fellow will gain experience with research activities focused on young men’s health, including leading data analysis, manuscript preparation, program coordination activities, and grant development.

The primary responsibility of the Fellow will be to collaborate with the various members of the research teams, and the Principal Investigator to carry out an array of activities in support of the research program. These include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in data collection, management, and analysis;
  • Participate in dissemination activities, including manuscript development and conference presentations;
  • Assist in grant development for ongoing and new research activities;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. (The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.)

The fellowship appointment will be for 1-2 years, with funding for the second year contingent upon a successful first year. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with NIH postdoctoral fellows.

Qualifications. A PhD in public health, implementation science, behavioral sciences, gender studies, or related field is required. Fellowships are open to eligible US citizens and international applicants. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. This fellowship is a hybrid position that requires both onsite and remote work duties in the US. Residence in Maryland or a contiguous state is preferred.

Application Instructions. Please submit all required materials to Maria Curry, Administrative Coordinator ([email protected]) and Arik V. Marcell, MD, MPH, ([email protected]), by Mon April 15, 2024. If planning to apply, please also send an email in advance of the application due date.

Application Requirements

  1. Statement of career objectives/research goals. The statement should be a maximum of 1.5 pages single-spaced and include:
    1. Specific interest in adolescent health, young men’s health, behavioral sciences, research design and analysis, and related topics that align with this position.
    2. Academic and career development plans for the fellowship, including: 1) skills, knowledge, or certifications the applicant seeks to obtain; 2) why the candidate would be a good fit for the role; and 3) goals the candidate wishes to accomplish during the initial fellowship year.
    3. Future career goals and how this position will contribute to such goals.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Arik V. Marcell, signed, and submitted as an attachment in PDF format to Dr. Arik V. Marcell ([email protected]) by the due date. Please ask letter writers to state in the email subject line: “Letter for [applicant’s naporme]: Young Men’s Health Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship.”

The final candidate will complete an additional university application/approval process, including a request for official transcripts.

Questions regarding application procedures or specifics of the Fellowship should be directed to Maria Curry, Administrative Coordinator ([email protected]. Decisions and notification regarding selection will be made by Mon May 6, 2024.