NEWS | February 13, 2012

Interprofessional school seeks two postdoctoral scholars

Areas of emphasis include interprofessional health-services research and health policy for vulnerable populations


The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks two visionary postdoctoral scholars to work under the guidance of expert faculty mentors in interprofessional health-services research or health policy for vulnerable populations.

The school's nationally recognized faculty include Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean Heather M. YoungAssociate Dean Deborah WardAssociate Dean for Research Jill G. Joseph, and Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz. Postdoctoral scholars may assist faculty in the education mission.

Under the guidance of Joseph, the interprofessional health-services research postdoctoral scholar will develop a program focused on access to, quality and safety of care. Opportunities include cancer care access, medical errors, mortality or collaboration in education. The scholar will also have time to develop autonomous projects in addition to participation in existing programs of research.

The postdoctoral scholar working with health policy for vulnerable populations work under the guidance and mentorship of Siantz. The position develops research related to public policy focused on families and children, health equity, impact of migration/immigration and health across the life span. Opportunities include reproductive health and nutrition.

The scholars are funded through the school's $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Each position is for two years, through annual renewed appointments, beginning Sept. 1, 2012. Scholars receive an annual starting salary of $60,000, University of California benefits and a stipend up to $25,000 for two years in support funds for research and professional development. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in nursing or another health-related field. Applications are due no later than May 18, 2012. Qualified candidates are invited to interview with final decisions announced in June.

Each applicant must submit a letter of intent specifying his research goals, three letters of recommendation in PDF format directly from the recommender and a current curriculum vitae. All application materials must be submitted via email to Lisa Reevesman, academic personnel analyst, at

Full position announcements can be found at 

About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
For 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matters to California and to transform the world. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was established in March 2009, UC Davis' first major initiative to address society's most pressing health-care problems in its second century of service. The school was launched through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. The vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is to transform health care through nursing education and research. Through nursing leadership, the school will discover knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and health outcomes, and inform health policy. The school's first programs, a doctoral and a master's degree program, opened in fall 2010. Additional students and programs will be phased in over the next decade. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is part of the UC Davis Health System, an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 645-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 800-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit