Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – University of Michigan, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is recruiting outstanding early-career research investigators to join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows who are part of an NIH-funded T32 training program supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. We aim to generate new knowledge and advance innovative solutions to reduce firearm death and injury across the United States.

Position Overview

Fellows will undertake an intensive two-year post-doctoral training program in which they will acquire core skills in research methods including analytic skill development, grant and manuscript writing, and project management through a combination of applied research and training on the prevention of firearm injuries. The training program aims to prepare fellows for research independence and an academic career. Fellows will work closely with highly engaged mentoring faculty on active research projects and create a career development plan.

Candidates from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek to engage talented researchers with wide ranging perspectives and diverse research and life experiences to help further our mission.

Candidates must have:

  • Competed a doctoral degree program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to firearm injury prevention research.
  • Specific interest in research addressing existing inequalities, disparities, and inequities related to firearm injury.
  • A strong desire to work with multi-disciplinary collaborators.
  • Ability to commit to a full-time professional effort based in Ann Arbor, Michigan for two years.


Benefits include annual compensation, U-M’s full standard benefit package with medical, dental, and vision, paid sick leave and vacation, a childcare stipend, and dedicated funds for professional development including technical training and conference travel.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until filled for appointments starting summer or fall 2023. For a full position description, requirements, and application instructions, please visit: https://firearminjury.umich.edu/education-training/postdoctoral-fellowships/

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About University of Michigan

The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at the University of Michigan aims to generate new knowledge and advance innovative solutions to reduce firearm death and injury across the United States. Our mission is to address the substantial burden of firearm injuries occurring across the lifespan by conducting high-quality research, education, training, and outreach. The Institute explores firearm injuries across the lifespan, including suicide, community violence, unintentional injuries, intimate partner violence, officer-involved shootings, school and mass shootings, as well as disparities in injury outcomes across these areas. The Institute has a particular focus on addressing the disproportionate number of firearm injuries occurring within vulnerable populations, including children and teens where firearms are the leading cause of death. The NIH-funded T32 Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS): Multi-Disciplinary Research Training Program is dedicated to providing postdoctoral research training on the prevention of firearm injuries among children and teens.