Fellowships & Postdocs

Guidelines and Initiation Form for K Award Candidates

Candidates who will have a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics should follow these guidelines when planning a new K Award application. The goal is to make sure potential K Awardees are supported in a consistent manner.

California Dementia Epidemiology Postdoctoral Training Program

This is a unique postdoctoral training opportunity with openings at any of four University of California campuses (with primary mentorship from Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda-UCLA; Dr. Rachel Whitmer-UC Davis; Maria Glymour-UCSF; or Dr. Maria Corrada-UC Irvine). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on Janauary 7, 2019. More information about this opportunity is available here.  Contact: Victoria Mansour or one of the PIs listed above. 

Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model Research Group

The Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model research group, seeks a highly motivated scholar to join our multidisciplinary team for a 2-3 year postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow will collaborate closely with Drs. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Dhruv Kazi to develop and disseminate original research that supports the group’s research agenda and enhances the capabilities of the CVD Policy Model. Additional details are available here

IMPACT: Implementation Science for Pulmonary and Cardiac Research Training

IMPACT is a new K12 program to train junior faculty in the science of improving the delivery of interventions proven to improve heart and lung health.

Learning Health Systems K12 Career Development Program

The Learning Health System (LHS) K12 supports the career development of scientists at UCSF and affiliates who conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) within learning health systems in order to help accelerate the translation of research and evidence into practice. In a LHS, knowledge generation is embedded in the daily practice of health care delivery, and serves to catalyze continuous improvement to enhance patient well-being and health outcomes. 

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training for Research on Aging and Chronic Disease

This program emphasizes integration of evidence from populations to translational applications in practice and policy. It focuses on chronic diseases and aging, including Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, cancer, muculoskeletal and cardiometabolic disorders. Read more here.

Postdoctoral Fellow at the San Francisco Coordinating Center

This program offers one or two fellowships for 2 to 3 years in the epidemiology of aging or the biological basis and biomarkers for healthy aging. Read more here.

Postdoctoral training in the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer

This program offers a set of instructional and research opportunities to exceptional postdoctoral candidates in order to promote their careers as independent researchers in the interdisciplinary “field” of genetic and molecular epidemiology of cancer. The program blends together in a highly interactive fashion a group of mentors and trainees from cancer research, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The program is defined by three main components: 1) a specialized core curriculum that covers the key disciplines and their intersections; 2) additional educational experiences to complement their research and educational background and interest; and 3) focused research projects with multiple mentors.  Each trainee will also be required to extend their research experience by writing a mock NIH proposal. Individuals trained in this program will have the skills vital to deciphering the causes of cancer, ultimately providing valuable knowledge regarding the prevention and treatment of this complex disease. Interested candidates should send a CV and names of three references to John Witte ([email protected]).

Women's Health Fellowship

The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health (COE) is dedicated to developing a cadre of well-trained researchers dedicated to issues in women's health. To achieve this goal, the UCSF Women's Health Clinical Research Center (WHCRC) is offering a new fellowship program that meets the long-term goals of increasing both the amount and quality of multidisciplinary research conducted on women's health and the number of individuals with successful research careers.

This fellowship program builds on the research success of UCSF, the institution's commitment to women's health, and the availability of an extensive array of ongoing research projects in women's health. Nationally and internationally renowned women's health scholars can be identified in almost every school, department, and research unit. This breadth of expertise is supported by a nationally recognized clinical program in women's health. UCSF is one of the original six National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health designated by the Office of Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.