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Monday, November 28, 2011

Post Doctoral opportunity

Post Doctoral Trainee Opportunities in Translational and Transformational

Research to Improve Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities

The Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois
at Chicago is inviting applications from qualified candidates in any
relevant discipline for postdoctoral research training experiences in
research to improve health, employment, and community engagement and
participation outcomes for persons with disabilities. This interdisciplinary
post-doctoral program emphasizes preparing scholars to conduct research that
has real world impact..

The training program includes:  a) didactic preparation, b) close mentoring
by highly qualified researchers, c) immersion in ongoing research, and d)
field placement in carefully selected programs or organizations where
employment of disabled persons is being addressed. Trainees undergo a
structured and closely-supervised training process with a range of
opportunities for didactic and experiential training and with common
expected milestones.  Each trainee's program will be individually designed
to assure that the trainee has access to the most rigorous and relevant
concepts and research methodologies for his/her chosen focus for studying
vocational needs, services and outcomes.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. degrees within the past
four years.  The length of the fellowship experience will vary.  Ordinarily,
it will be for one to two years.  Trainees receive a competitive salary and
full benefits, tuition support for any courses taken and a modest travel
budget. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and three reference
contacts.  Copies of relevant publications and a brief statement of research
experience and research goals must be provided for full consideration.

The appointments can begin any time.

Submit documentation to:

                                                  Tamar Heller, Ph.D.


                                                  Department of Disability
and Human Development (MC 626)

                                                  The University of
Illinois at Chicago

                                                  1640 West Roosevelt Road

                                                  Chicago IL  60608-6904



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