Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Epidemiology at the Penn Injury Science Center

The Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) is seeking postdoctoral fellows interested in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion to conduct epidemiologic research related to clinical management, policy, and prevention. Successful applicants will be aligned with PISC Senior Scholars, Andrea Schneider MD PhD and Douglas Wiebe PhD, to support related research activities including:

  1. Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in TBI (TRACK-TBI): specifically related to a Department of Defense funded ancillary study which aims to investigate the impact of vascular comorbidities on post-TBI cognitive trajectories
  2. Collaborative Neuropathology Network Characterizing Outcomes of TBI (CONNECT-TBI): study of TBI-related neurodegeneration
  3. Ivy League-Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study: study of concussion among college athletes
  4. Other large epidemiologic studies with data on TBI and concussion (e.g., ARIC Study [Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities] Study and NHANES [National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey])

In addition to the mentored research projects, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to present their research at national scientific conferences, prepare and publish manuscripts, pursue additional training/professional development through internal and external courses or workshops, and develop their grant writing skills.

The position will be for an initial 1-year with opportunity for renewal for up to 2 additional years. Competitiveannual salary (NIH-level minimum will be ensured) and benefits are provided. Additional funding is available for conference travel/presentations. Applicants must have completed a PhD, DrPH, or ScD degree (or a MD, DO, or other equivalent doctoral degree with a research-oriented Master’s degree) in epidemiology, biostatistics, kinesiology/sports medicine, or other related quantitative fields. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, writing, and organizational skills, be prepared to work collaboratively within a diverse team of researchers, and have the ability to code in one or more programming languages (e.g., STATA, R, SAS, etc.)

Information about the postdoctoral training program at the Penn Injury Science Center is available here. Application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, names and contact information of 1-2 references) should be combined into one PDF and emailed to the Penn Injury Science Center Research Core Director, Dr. Therese Richmond ([email protected]@upenn.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Dr. Schneider ([email protected]) and Dr. Wiebe ([email protected]).