Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Staff Positions available in Global Mental Health and Social Epidemiology

Macau (SAR), China

The Global and Community Mental Health Research Group at the University of Macau ( is a premier interdisciplinary research group comprised of physicians, epidemiologists, social workers, public health professionals and psychologists. Our grant funded research program is focused on
1) addressing disparities in health and healthcare access among communities facing adversity through participatory research, 2) understanding the social production of health and patterning of psychiatric conditions on a population level, and 3) evaluating interventions to reduce mental health problems and
poor health among populations who do not have access to needed services globally. Our team and our approaches are truly interdisciplinary in nature, and multiple perspectives on solutions to community health challenges are welcome. Our research agenda is focused on communities in Macau, Mainland China, and Southeast Asia.

We are seeking applications for postdoctoral fellows and research staff positions, to begin in the fall of 2015. Successful applicants would be able to assist in the management and execution of two grant funded mixed methods research studies. The first involves a culturally informed social and psychiatric epidemiological study in Macau. This population level longitudinal research will involve a series of qualitative studies and instrument validation studies, leading to quantitative population-level data collection. The second is a longitudinal mixed methods study of migrant communities living in Macau and Hong Kong. This research will involve a series of qualitative studies and instrument validation studies leading to quantitative population-level data collection. The aim of this research program also includes intervention development and evaluation. The fellows and research staff will assist the PI in study management, statistical analyses, report writing, and journal publication (as lead author or co-author as appropriate). The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take a more active leadership role within the research group and assist in the mentoring, training and development of PhD students and undergraduates. Engagement in grant writing activities is also expected.


1. Advanced training and skills in qualitative and quantitative methods, including the use of statistical and qualitative software,

2. willingness to relocate to Macau (SAR), China,

3. experience with project leadership in global health or specific research experience in China or Southeast Asia,

4., track record of academic accomplishment (e.g., journal publications) or strong scholarship potential,

5., working knowledge of written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), and/or languages spoken by Southeast Asian Migrants (Tagalog, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai) would be a distinct advantage.

For Research Staff position: Masters level qualification in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, anthropology, sociology, medicine, global mental health/global health, or clinical psychology.

For the Postdoctoral Fellow: PhD, or professional equivalent (MD), in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, anthropology, sociology, medicine, global mental health/global health, or clinical psychology.

The positions are located in Macau (SAR), China at the University of Macau ( (ranked #39th in new universities under 50 years old). We are located in Southern China in a beautiful brand new campus located in Hengqin Island. We are one hour away from Hong Kong, and two hours away from
Guangzhou, China. Housing for research staff and postdoctoral fellows may be available on campus.


To apply or for inquires, please send email directly to Dr. Brian J. Hall ( Applicants should include: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative publication reprints/preprints; Subject line: Postdoctoral position or Research staff position. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Lifespan Stress and Mental Health Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New Orleans, LA

The Research Fellowship is a two-year program open to psychology (PhD) and psychiatry (MD) postdoctoral candidates who are interested in expanding their research skills with the intent of transitioning to an independent academic research career.  The Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has assembled an outstanding group of clinical researchers with unique expertise in studying stress and trauma from the infant/preschool period through adulthood, neurobiology, genetics, forensics, psychotherapy development, and other innovations in intervention.  Fellows in the program will acquire research skills and develop a track record of scholarly production to advance their careers, and will play key roles in the research programs of the mentors and the department.  Two fellows will be accepted per year.  To foster a multidisciplinary and innovative environment, consideration will also be given to non-PhD or MD candidates with rare skills or exceptional fit with our opportunities. 

Goals of the training program are designed to ensure that each trainee, upon completion of his or her training, has core knowledge in research methods, statistics, and a portfolio of accomplishments that permit them to begin a career as a tenure-track independent investigator. Training will also include personal and professional skills necessary for a successful post-training research career.  The program emphasizes strong mentor-trainee relationships to facilitate these goals. 

The program provides core didactic and training activities focused on research skills and professional development.  Emphasis is placed on learning to generate testable and fundable hypotheses that represent the next incremental questions that need to be answered.  Seminars expose trainees to other disciplines and visiting investigators.  Our Reinvented Journal Club teaches fellows to critically and rapidly evaluate large bodies of literature with equipoise of genuine uncertainty.  Fellows will work with existing datasets and conduct original data collection.  Writing skills are emphasized with timetables for production of manuscripts and grant applications with support from our mentors and faculty.  We believe that learning how to write and present new knowledge in an organized and concise fashion to convey important ideas to colleagues, funders, and the public is an important skill.  Beyond the core training, each fellow is encouraged to individualize their didactic and research activities to their specific needs.


Start date is July 1 of each year and can be individualized.
Interested applicants must apply online at the Tulane University Workforce Management Organization website,
1. Click on Staff & Faculty Jobs
2. Click on Search Jobs
3. Search on keyword “postdoc”
4. Click on job name: IRC6465
5. Follow instructions to apply online.

For more information contact Program Director: Michael Scheeringa MD, Vice Chair of Research,

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