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Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides advanced training in outcomes research to nurses who have received a doctoral degree from an accredited university in nursing or a field relevant to nursing outcomes research and would like the opportunity to further develop their research career in the area of health outcomes.

Program Benefits:

  • Fellows receive stipends for coursework in advanced methodology and statistics.
  • The level of mentorship and guidance allows fellows to explore independent scholarship while planning a career trajectory in research. The CHOPR Faculty provides direction as the postdoctoral fellow strives to hone skills in grant development, project management, and manuscript preparation.
  • Fellows are given the tools to network with other interdisciplinary researchers and research centers across the school of nursing and the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Fellows gain access to a broad range of datasets spanning 15 years of researchand are encouraged to attend scientific conferences and meetings. 

The CHOPR Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended for US Citizens or Permanent Residents only.

CHOPR Postdoctoral alumni and Assistant Professors, Dr. Sunny Hallowell and Dr. Karen Lasater from Villanova University and Penn, respectively.CHOPR Postdoctoral alumni and Assistant Professors, Dr. Sunny Hallowell and Dr. Karen Lasater from Villanova University and Penn, respectively.

 
Admission Requirements

  • PhD (or equivalent) and interest in developing a research career with a focus on nursing outcomes research.
  • Completion of graduate level course work in advanced quantitative methods.
  • Written recommendations from at least three individuals who can speak to the applicant’s research potential, one of whom is a representative of the applicant’s dissertation committee.
  • Review of the applicant’s scholarly written work, including dissertation and publications.
  • Written statement of goals including justification of the fit within the conceptual area of nursing outcomes research.
  • An interview with CHOPR faculty

CHOPR Postdoc Alum and Assistant Professor, Dr. Hilary Barnes with Dr. Jeffrey H. Silber,CHOPR Postdoc Alum and Assistant Professor, Dr. Hilary Barnes with Dr. Jeffrey H. Silber,

Postdoctoral candidates are expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Match with the overall goals and objectives of the training grant and affiliated Center.
  • Match with the T32 and Center-affiliated faculty advisor.
  • Scholarly potential for nursing science inquiry that has a high impact.
  • Commitment to a research career in a research intensive environment.
  • Scholarly productivity during and/or after the research doctoral training.

Learn more about the Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at Penn from this link.