The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a postdoctoral experience that emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree, typically a PhD or MD.

The postdoctoral scholar conducts research under the general oversight of a faculty mentor in preparation for a career position in academia, industry, government or other nonprofit institution. Postdoctoral work provides essential training in many disciplines for individuals pursuing academic careers and may include opportunities to enhance teaching and other professional skills.

We believe that postdoctoral scholars contribute to our academic community by enhancing research and education programs. They bring expertise and creativity that enriches the research environment for all members of the university community, including graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department of Emergency Medicine strives to provide a stimulating, positive and constructive experience for our postdoctoral scholars by emphasizing the mutual commitment and responsibility of the institution, the faculty and the postdoctoral scholar.

The Center for Trauma & Injury Prevention Research (CTIPR) is committed to the reduction of the personal and societal burden of traumatic injury by:

  • Conducting multidisciplinary research
  • Translating research into policy and practice
  • Serving as a regional and national resource
  • Working in close partnership with communities

CTIPR has a strong working relationship with trauma surgery and the trauma registry. Recent projects include injury prevention, alcohol screening and brief intervention, as well as management of mental health issues in the emergency department.

The postdoctoral fellow carries out injury research in close collaboration with mentors and colleagues in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Program in Public Health and School of Social Ecology. The fellow analyzes data from current research projects and existing traffic injury data sets, develops skills as an independent researcher and develops new projects.

Applicant information

Minimum qualifications
Required doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health or safety research, with a focus on injury, alcohol or mental health research.

Other considerations

  • Strong analytic skills and outstanding individual initiative
  • Strong skills in data management and analysis, including experience using standard statistical packages
  • Excellent scientific writing and spoken English skills
  • Preference is given to applicants whose training and research interests align with the CTIPR

Salary range
Anticipated salary range [PDF]

Application deadline
Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

How to apply
To apply to the postdoctoral program, you will need:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resume
  • List of research interests
  • Three references

Email application materials to:

Shahram Lotfipour, MD, MPH

Bharath Chakravarthy, MD, MPH

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.