Postdoctoral Associate, Center on Forced Displacement
Internal Number: 22599929740815
The displacement of over 82.4 million people, who have fled their homes due to war, persecution, climate change, and other disasters, is one of the great global challenges and ethical imperatives of our time. With the most recent crisis in Ukraine, the humanitarian disaster, and displacement due to COVID-19 and climate change, this number is likely to go up significantly in the months and years to come. The proposed university-wide center aims to bring new ideas, technologies, scholarship, awareness and solution identification to play its part in improving the human condition of some of the most vulnerable persons who are forced to leave their homes. The center supports research and engagement with forced displacement and humanitarian emergencies that is truly interdisciplinary and of the highest scholarly and ethical standards.
CFD is seeking a postdoctoral associate for a unique opportunity at the interface of science, health, policy and forced displacement. The post-doctoral associate will conduct original research at the interface of disease dynamics, forced displacement and access to care among refugees, internally displaced and stateless communities. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring doctoral level expertise in infectious diseases, microbiology, computation or related disciplines and are interest in working with scholars, practitioners and field experts from multiple disciplines including basic and applied sciences, humanities, social science and policy studies.
Responsibilities will include:
- Original (lab and/or computational) research, combined with research dissemination for a broad audience and science writing;
- Collaboration with campus stakeholders to build supportive partnerships for the Center;
- Research report writing;
- Disseminating research findings to broad audience and other duties as assigned.
Doctoral degree is required. Experience in a migration or forced displacement related field is preferred. Strong writing skills and prior experience with working in an academic environment. Ability to take initiative, think strategically, problem solve effectively and work well with a team.
This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!
Please send your resume/CV and list of publications to Dr. Muhammad Zaman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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