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Open Position for TxPEP Postdoctoral Researcher: Apply Now

Fri, December 8, 2017
Open Position for TxPEP Postdoctoral Researcher: Apply Now
TxPEP is seeking a postdoctoral scholar.

The Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce an opening for a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP). The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators and is expected to make a contribution to the TxPEP research program. During the fellowship period, the fellow will conduct analyses and collaborate on writing manuscripts for TxPEP’s research on abortion, as well as other areas of focus. The fellow also will have the opportunity to acquire grant preparation skills, enhance presentation skills, and network in the broader reproductive health community before seeking an academic position.

About TxPEP
TxPEP (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/txpep/) is a collaborative group of university-based investigators
who evaluate the impact of legislation in Texas related to women’s reproductive health. Based at The
University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center, the project began in 2011 and includes
collaborators from UT Austin as well as other universities and research organizations. Study areas
include policy changes related to the provision of family planning and abortion care in Texas.
Our current research projects include studying the impact of the Supreme Court decision on abortion
access in Texas, the incidence of self-induced abortion, the effects of restricting judicial bypass for teens
seeking abortion care without parental consent, postpartum contraceptive use, as well as the impact of
the new and reorganized state family planning programs and the Medicaid rule change permitting
reimbursement for immediate postpartum provision of long-acting reversible contraception.

Fellowship Details
The fellow is expected to reside in the Austin area during the entire period of their appointment. The
fellowship has a yearly salary of $55,000, a $2,000 moving allowance, funding for travel to conferences
and to meet with TxPEP co-Investigators outside of Texas, shared office space, logistical office support,
and health insurance benefits. The start date of this two-year fellowship could be as early as January
2018, and as late as June 2018. We will consider applications until the position is filled, but priority will
be given to applications received before December 31, 2017.

Qualifications
To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents specializing
substantively in reproductive health, and have earned a PhD (or equivalent degree) before the onset of
the fellowship. Recent UT Austin doctoral recipients are not eligible.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing their specific interest in reproductive health
research and TxPEP in particular, writing sample(s), details about training and work experiences to date
and curriculum vitae to Dr. Joseph Potter (joe@prc.utexas.edu), TxPEP Principal Investigator, as well as
to Lina Palomares (lpalomares@prc.utexas.edu), Project Manager. We will then send you details about
applying for this opportunity.

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