There are currently open positions in the research and communications tracks (see below), but we accept resumes for all tracks, and may contact students when placements become available. To be considered for future positions, send us a resume, and subscribe to our population health scholars mailing list for announcements of new openings.  


Population Health Scholar - Journalism

We are seeking a number of journalism students to help write, edit, produce, and market the Texas Health Journal, the electronic health newsletter of The University of Texas System. Students may help with other projects of the Office of Health Affairs, including the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers & Babies, the Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN), Healthier Texas, and UT System Wellness.

  • Applicants should have strong abilities either as writers, audio producers, or video producers.
  • Undergraduates are welcome to apply, but should have exceptionally strong ability.

Scholars will work closely with their mentor team to tailor the program curriculum and core competencies to their academic discipline, stage, and interests. Scholars will also participate in our regular conversation series, which allows students to meet and converse with accomplished professionals in journalism, academia, communications, and design.

Interested applicants should send a short email/cover letter, a resume, and a selection of recent work to texashealthjournal@utsystem.edu. 


Design Intern

We are seeking a design student (or two) to help design for the Texas Health Journal, the electronic health newsletter of The University of Texas System. Students may help with other projects of the Office of Health Affairs, including the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers & Babies, the Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN), and Healthier Texas.

Qualifications

  • Applicants should have strong visual design skills. Knowledge of Adobe products: Ilustrator, Indesign, Photoshop
  • Must be enrolled as a student for the employment period (both graduate and undergraduates are considered)
  • Significant plus if you have:
    • Pixel-perfect attention to design detail
    • Digital illustration/painting skills
    • Basic understanding of web development languages ( HTML/CSS/JS) 
    • Motion design or video editing experience
    • Interest in healthcare

Perks

  • Work at the UT System new building, downtown Austin. 
  • Free parking & coffee!
  • Health insurance (for students working 20 hrs/week or more)
  • Salary: $15/h + based on experience 

Students will work closely with their mentor team to tailor the program curriculum and core competencies to their academic discipline, stage, and interests. Students will also participate in our regular conversation series, which allows them to meet and converse with accomplished professionals in journalism, academia, communications, and design.

Interested applicants should send a short email/cover letter, a resume, and a selection of recent work to
doppenheimer@utsystem.edu


Postdoctoral Research Associate

JOB SUMMARY

Population Health at the UT System Office of Health Affairs is seeking candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position. The successful candidate will assist in developing and analyzing data for a state-wide initiative for the Department of Family and Protective Services. This analysis project will require analyzing and gathering publically available data sets to link with administrative data within geographically defined communities. This position is based in Austin, Texas. The position requires up to 10% travel, both for project meetings with collaborators and travel to conferences. Postdoctoral position is a temporary 1-year position with an opportunity to be extended another year after favorable performance review.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Secondary analyses of hospital administrative data, vital records data, Child Protective Services data, and publically available data
  • Generates research hypotheses and analysis plans to test them with guidance from the PI
  • Develop well documented scripts for data matching, cleaning, reduction, and analysis
  • Work with the project PI to oversee and mentor graduate students assisting with the project
  • Identify, synthesize and summarize relevant information from peer-reviewed articles and professional reports
  • Manage and create documentation for diverse dataset
  • Writing reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Submit and present results at conferences and to state agencies, as requested
  • Attends lunch and learn meetings (via webinar) with biostatistics faculty in Tyler
  • Attends meetings (virtually and in person) with collaborators in Houston 

QUALIFICATION

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Strong statistics background and experience with multi-level modeling or latent growth modeling
  • Knowledge of at least one factor or latent class analysis technique
  • Ability to conduct descriptive data analyses and basic regression analyses  
  • A good understanding of the types of publically available data that are used in social determinant of health research and have experience utilizing these data sets.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health frameworks and theories
  • Strong scripting skills with R, Python, STATA or SAS and experience analyzing data in R, SAS, or STATA including writing syntax
  • Strong communication skills with clear and succinct writing

Required Education / Experience:

Post-doctoral applicants must possess a PhD degree in a social science related field or public health. A.B.D. candidates must have their dissertation defended before hire date.