The Center for Health Policy (CHP) at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is inviting applications for postdoctoral training in health services research. The CHP, centered in the Department of Health Policy and Management, conducts research on critical health-related issues and translates data into evidence-based policy recommendations to improve community health. Faculty and staff collaborate with state and local government, as well as public and private healthcare providers. A large share of our research portfolio consists of projects in the areas of substance abuse and mental health services.

This opportunity will provide: faculty mentorship for advancing the trainees independent research; participation as a team member on one or more health services projects; developing skills in project development and grant writing; authoring and co-authoring scholarly publications; access to various university training and professional development opportunities. Opportunities for teaching may also be available for interested candidates. The initial appointment will be for one year with potential for a second year of funding.

Candidates must have a PhD or demonstrate they are on schedule to have their PhD by August 1, 2016 to be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with: an interest in the dissemination and implementation research, strong quantitative skills with an interest or experience in qualitative and/or mixed methods, and strong oral and written communication skills.

Indiana University offers competitive salaries with excellent fringe benefits commensurate with experience. Applications should be submitted to Questions regarding this posting may be sent to Dr. Dennis Watson ( Please include 1) a cover letter outlining your previous training and experience and goals for postdoctoral training, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, 3) a writing sample, and 4) name and contact information for at least three references.

Indiana University if an EEO/AA employers and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information about the school, please visit: