Institution (Location)
Baylor College of Medicine
Position Description

What We Are Looking For:

The Baylor Department of Public Health is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The department is housed within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, an interdisciplinary environment to translate theory into practice through translational research and advance knowledge of health, human behavior, and quality of life. The Department of Public Health supports local and global public health research and practice, with a specific focus on behavioral health research and chronic disease prevention. A hybrid work or remote arrangement may be available for candidates based in the United States.

Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer, Professor in Public Health and Associate Dean for Research in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. This position will work on grant proposals and research projects aimed at addressing health disparities of physical activity, with a focus on community-based, environment, policy, and systems approaches and solutions.. The work will include community based research, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing and evaluation, with hands-on opportunities to engage in the preparation of grant applications. Training will be provided for project coordination, project and team management, mixed methods research, grant writing and preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

What You Will Do:

• Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts and presentations

• Conduct research design and oversee experiments

• Develop and establish experimental procedures

• Prepare and manage extensive databases

• Develop and implement research quality control procedures

• Analyze data and prepare reports; develop recommendations based on results

• Verify the accuracy and validity of data

• Work with highly technical and complex research instruments

• Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor’s mission

• Ability to comply with University policies

• Maintain regular and punctual attendance

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to

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Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)


• PhD in public health, physical activity, or a closely related field

• Awareness and commitment to community-based approaches

• Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative assessment and analysis

• Excellence in scientific written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience and training in physical activity assessments and interventions

• Established quantitative and/or qualitative research skills.

• Excellence in scientific written and oral communication skills

• Experience in community-based measurement and intervention approaches

• An established track record of original, first-author, publications is strongly desired

• Our ideal candidate would have strong open communication, compassion for the communities we serve, and an openness to leading and learning.

• Candidates are expected to show good time management skills and the desire and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal through May 31, 2025 pending good performance reviews. Start date is negotiable..

How to Apply


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About Us:

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled