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Post Doctoral Scholar, School of Global Health Management and Informatics

Job Description

Profile of the School

The School of Global Health Management and Informatics (SGHMI) provides students with opportunities for innovative research focused on problem-solving and making better healthcare decisions. Graduates are prepared for the challenges of the rapidly growing and competitive healthcare industry through dynamic curricula in health administration, public health, global health, health policy, healthcare leadership, long-term quality care, community engagement and health informatics. At UCF Downtown, students are just minutes away from the city’s largest hospital systems and internship opportunities. For more information about the program and school visit https://ccie.ucf.edu/hmi/

The School of Global Health Management and Informatics (SGHMI) offers two exciting major programs with Bachelor of Science degrees. One in Health Services Administration (B.S.-HSA) and the other one in Health Informatics and Information Management (B.S.-HIIM). Both are certified or accredited by our professional bodies. We also offer three accredited high-quality master's degrees in Health Administration (MHA), the executive master program (eMHA), and Health Care Informatics (M.S.- HCI).

Located in Downtown Orlando, the new campus is home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students studying degree programs that align with emerging industries and within walking distance of jobs and internships. For more information about the UCF Downtown campus, visit https://www.ucf.edu/do wntown.

The Opportunity

The School of Global Health Management and Informatics (SGHMI) is looking for a full-time, benefits eligible , 12-month postdoctoral research scholar.  Contract renewal is possible on an annual basis for up to 3 years. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at UCF, including professional development and resources for UCF postdoctoral scholars, please see https://graduate.ucf.edu/postdoctoral/. In addition to salary and benefits, post-doctoral scholars will have funds to support travel, professional development, and/or research activities.

The post-doc's primary task will include developing data collection protocols, collecting quantitative and qualitative data, assisting in data analysis, preparing and contributing to manuscripts, and developing future grant applications.

Selected candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Anticipated Start Date: August 2023 


  • Analyze  interview data using qualitative analysis methods (e.g., template analysis, iterative categorization, framework analysis) in Dedoose software

  • Conduct interviews with court staff, judges, court participants, syringe service program leaders, and/or police

  • Conduct literature review for future projects.

  • Assist with future funded projects as needed.

  • Participate in manuscript development and publication.

  • Other research tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. in a theoretically relevant field of study (i.e., health services research, economics, health informatics, or information systems) or a PhD in a quantitative discipline with a track record of publishing in a health services research, health economics, health informatics peer-reviewed journals from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment. 

  • Applicants must exhibit a comprehensive understanding of research methods and data analysis.

  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of SPSS, Stata, R or SAS and multivariate statistics.

  • Applicants must demonstrate strong scientific writing skills and have the skills to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge / ability to work with large datasets. 

  • Experience with longitudinal data collection and/or multi-site research. 

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website. 

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Letter (limit 2 pages) summarizing your relevant experience and career goals; past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion; and specify which of the above projects interests you and why. 

  • Contact information for three professional references, at least 2 references should be academic (their position, title, affiliation, email, phone number)

  • Two writing samples that best exemplifies your scholarly work (e.g., technical report, a published or unpublished manuscript-length document)

Special Instructions to the Applicants

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.  

Questions regarding this search may be directed to:  Kendall Cortelyou, kendall.cortelyou@ucf.edu.


College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) - School of Global Health Management and Informatics (HMI)

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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