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Postdoctoral Associate Position

The Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) Initiative

The Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) initiative at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is seeking a postdoctoral associate for a one-year appointment beginning January 1, 2022. The Associate will work closely with Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Professor of Public Health and Dr. Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Research Scientist.

The BBF initiative was developed to create an evidence-based measurement system and toolbox to help guide development and tracking of large-scale, well-coordinated, multi-sector, national breastfeeding promotion programs for widespread use in low, middle, and high income countries. The evidence-based measurement system and toolbox have been developed, pretested, and are currently being packaged for dissemination. The successful candidate will support the dissemination and pretesting of BBF in West Africa.

We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in implementation science plus qualitative and quantitative analysis skills. Candidates should have a sound background in nutrition, public health or a related field, ideally with breastfeeding/infant and young child feeding research experience.

  • Ph.D. in nutrition, public health or related fields by the start of appointment
  • Strong interest in maternal-child child nutrition
  • Availability to travel internationally
  • Strong methodological training in mixed-methods research skills preferred
  • Ability to work in a team and excellent people skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

The position is expected to be funded from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

The position carries a competitive postdoctoral salary for one year and a comprehensive benefits package.

Review of applications will commence on December 15, 2021 and will continue until successful candidates are identified. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest highlighting background, skills, experience and goals relevant to the position, and contact information for three references (who would be contacted during the final stage of consideration).

Please apply online through Interfolio.

For questions, please contact Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Yale School of Public Health.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Posted 12.15.2021