The Department of Epidemiology, within the UC Irvine School of Medicine, offers a post-doctoral experience that emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree, typically the PhD or MD. The post-doctoral scholar conducts research under the general oversight of a faculty mentor in preparation for a career position in academia, industry, government or other nonprofit institution. Postdoctoral work provides essential training in many disciplines for individuals pursuing academic careers and may include opportunities to enhance teaching and other professional skills.
We believe that post-doctoral scholars contribute to our academic community by enhancing research and education programs. They bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the university community, including graduate and undergraduate students. The Department of Epidemiology strives to provide a stimulating, positive, and constructive experience for our postdoctoral scholars, by emphasizing the mutual commitment and responsibility of the institution, the faculty, and the post-doctoral scholar.
Those individuals interested in becoming a post-doctoral scholar should contact the faculty member within our department who shares their particular research interest. In addition, a posting of listed opportunities can be accessed through our epidemiology employment page.