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:
- 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.
- Analysis through highlighting disparities and inequities and identifying strategies for improvement;
- Training masters and doctoral students via a mentorship program;
- 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.
- Statement of career objectives/research goals. The statement should be a maximum of 1.5 pages single-spaced and include:
- Specific interest in adolescent health, young men’s health, behavioral sciences, research design and analysis, and related topics that align with this position.
- 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.
- Future career goals and how this position will contribute to such goals.
- Curriculum Vitae
- 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.
The Johns Hopkins University is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow (3 years duration) to assist with community engagement and research development within the recently launched University of California-Johns Hopkins University (UCSF-JHU) Opioid Industry Documents Archive. Fellows will take up their positions on July 1, 2022.
The UCSF-JHU Opioid Industry Documents Archive (OIDA), established in Spring 2021, is a digital collection of publicly disclosed opioid litigation materials. The Archive contains emails, memos, presentations, sales reports, training materials, budgets, audit reports, meeting agendas and minutes, expert witness reports, and depositions of pharmaceutical industry executives. The Archive provides a freely accessible digital resource for use by researchers, journalists, policymakers, and the public. The Archive provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate scientific, legal, regulatory, and marketing questions, and apply computational as well as other diverse analytic methods, to generate fundamental new knowledge about the origins of the epidemic, and to inform changes to policies and practice to prevent future harms.
The CLIR/OIDA Postdoctoral Fellow will pursue original, publishable research using materials housed in the Archive and work closely with the Archive research team to enhance the accessibility and usability of archival materials for a diverse array of research communities. This will involve developing discovery tools and curating subject guides and other thematic “on-ramps” for potential users of OIDA data. The fellows will take a leadership role in developing an effective organizational structure of the large volume of diverse materials housed in the Archive to facilitate a wide range of multi-disciplinary research endeavors. As part of their responsibilities, fellows will oversee research assistants charged with specific organizational and research tasks. Fellows will be mentored by and work closely with researchers and information specialists leading this work at JHU. Fellows will be based at Johns Hopkins University, localized to the Baltimore area, housed at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing or the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and will be affiliated with the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine and the Institute of the History of Medicine.
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Position End Date: June 30, 2025
Fellows should be well-versed in the history and social context of the ongoing harms associated with opioid overuse—which has become known as the “opioid epidemic” in the US, and/or be knowledgeable about research in related areas, such as the history, regulation, and impact of the pharmaceutical, tobacco, or food industries; agnotology; and the commercial determinants of health. We especially welcome applicants with training in social inequities, racism, perspectives on intersecting identities and society and political economy. Scholars with relevant prior publications and/or dissertation research are encouraged to apply. Fellows should also be familiar with methods in digital and computational humanities, and means of using digital platforms to build research communities and enhance dissemination and engagement. Fellows should be innovative scholars with excellent research, communication, and organizational skills; be comfortable working on multiple projects in a dynamic research setting; and have interest in helping work with many parties to build an important and accessible field of research.
Applicants with doctoral degrees in areas such as anthropology, sociology, history, history of medicine, information studies, political science, public health, health policy, nursing, American studies, and related fields with experience or interest in the digital humanities are eligible to apply. Dual degree trained scholars and health care providers, and interdisciplinary scholars are welcome.
Apply to the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to be considered for this position: https://postdoc.clir.org/join/
Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.
Salary and benefits details are available here: /som/offices/pda/policies
Questions about this position can be addressed to Cecilia Tomori at [email protected]
Questions about the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and application process can be addressed to [email protected].
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The Toska lab in the Department of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking for highly motivated, talented and enthusiastic candidates for a fully funded postdoctoral position starting January 2022.
Our lab’s research focus is centered on elucidating the role that transcriptional and epigenetic regulators play in normal and cancer development, and therapeutic response in breast cancer. We are passionate about asking clinically relevant questions and translating basic laboratory findings into therapeutic applications to benefit cancer patients while at the same time providing new insights into the fundamental mechanisms of how epigenetic regulators regulate transcription and dictate cell identity. To achieve these goals, the Toska Lab undertakes a multidisciplinary approach integrating biochemistry, cell signaling, genomics and epigenomics at bulk and single cell level, organoid technology, and mouse genetics to study the fundamental processes by which epigenetic regulators regulate transcription, cross-talk with signaling pathways, and have the ability to drive transformation and dictate therapeutic response in nuclear receptor-dependent cancers.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D or M.D/Ph.D degree. Research background in biochemistry, molecular biology, or cell biology is preferred. Successful candidates will have access to state-of-the-art technologies in epigenomics, biochemistry, and in vivo models in a dynamic academic environment. Interested applicants should submit a CV and a brief description of their past work to [email protected].
Postdoctoral positions are available at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in the fields of immuno-oncology and vascular biology. Prospective candidates will be investigating the tumor immune environment – in particular, tertiary lymphoid structure (TLS)-associated high endothelial venules and their role in anti-tumor immunity and immunotherapy in adult and pediatric cancers. An additional position is available to study the mechanism of maturation and stabilization of regenerating vasculature.
Ideal candidates have expertise in immunology, cancer biology, or vascular biology. Candidates must be highly self-motivated, independent individuals with Ph.D. or M.D. and hold publication records in one or more of the relevant areas. Visit our website for the research focus of the laboratory.
A recent publication from the lab in this area of research: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35201289/
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file containing a CV and a brief description of research interests and accomplishments to:
Masanobu Komatsu, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Description: The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for NanoBioTechnology at the Johns Hopkins University have an immediate opening for a highly-qualified postdoctoral scholar for research projects related to epigenetic-based cancer diagnostics incorporating novel microfluidic devices. The individual will be responsible for applying methylation microarray and next-generation sequencing methods towards identifying epigenetic biomarkers of early-stage cancers and developing targeted assays amenable to implementation in custom microfluidic devices. The successful applicant will join a world-renowned, highly interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and medical researchers with the goal of developing low-cost solutions for the noninvasive detection of multiple cancer types.
- Ph.D. in a biomedical discipline, such as: biology, molecular biology, genetics, biomedical engineering, or other related field
- Experience in assay development and/or next-generation sequencing required
- Experience in epigenetics and/or the use or development of microfluidic devices preferred
- Experience/understanding of handling/analyzing genomics data and related bioinformatics will be an advantage
- A productive research history as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals
- Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer. The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for NanoBioTechnology are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is recruiting a highly motivated candidate for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow position. successful candidate will lead studies on the role of coding and non-coding genes in the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer. This position will be within the laboratory of Shawn Lupold, the Catherine Iola and J Smith Michael distinguished professor of urology. Candidates will be working in a highly collaborative academic research community with a strong history of training, mentorship, and collaborative translational prostate cancer research.
As a Research Postdoctoral Fellow, you will manage a complex research project studying the molecular mechanisms of castration resistance in prostate cancer. These studies will include the planning, design, and execution of molecular and cancer cellular biology experiments, data recording, and data analysis. Experimental procedures include cell culture, plasmid and siRNA transfection, lentiviral transduction, CRISPR/Cas genetic editing, cell viability, apoptosis, migration, and invasion assays, qRT-PCR, and western blotting. The individual will coordinate, organize, and document research findings. Research progress and results will be presented at laboratory and institutional meetings, as well as at national and/or international scientific meetings. The individual will work with the team to prepare, write, and submit scientific manuscripts and grants. The Lupold laboratory and the Brady Urological Institute are dedicated to fellow training, growth and success within a friendly team science cancer research environment.
This position requires a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a related discipline, and a strong background in molecular biology, and 0-3 years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants with experience in cancer molecular biology, prostate cancer research, and/or CRISPR gene editing will receive top priority.
Interested applicants should contact Shawn Lupold: [email protected]
Employer Name: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Urology
Position location: Baltimore, Maryland
Application Deadline Date: June 30th, 2022