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Advancing New Standards for Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is seeking up to two post-doctoral fellows to participate in a new ANSIRH training program aimed at cultivating independent research scholars in sexual and reproductive health. We strongly encourage individuals from groups historically excluded from research and medicine to apply. These positions, designed for early career researchers, will offer unique opportunities to gain the experience and skills to become independent research scholars, including working with world-class researchers, developing ideas and partnerships, and having protected time to develop their own research projects or niches. Fellows will be a part of ANSIRH’s commitment to dismantling racist structures in academia and to actively work towards achieving equity.

Post-doctoral fellows will collaborate with members of the ANSIRH research community; strengthen qualitative and/or quantitative research, study design, and data analysis skills; develop grant-writing skills; conduct literature reviews; and attend seminars and conferences. They will build content knowledge related to people’s sexual and reproductive health and lives through participation in the various opportunities at ANSIRH such as abortion seminars, brown bags, grand rounds, and journal clubs. Activities will be designed by fellows and tailored to their research interests, in collaboration with a mentorship team. The mentorship team will provide strategic guidance on skill and career development, and support the fellow to further develop topical area(s) of research that they wish to pursue. Fellows will have opportunities to publish, to participate in at least one national professional meeting, to lead journal club discussions, and to present their works in progress or final results within the ANSIRH program and in other venues within UCSF.

Job Requirements 

We seek social scientists or clinical researchers (e.g., PhD, DrPH, or clinical degree with research experience) who have an interest in pursuing a career in academic research or with a research organization. Successful candidate(s) will have expertise in quantitative or qualitative social science research, including in racial equity or justice, sexual and reproductive health, (im)migrant health, community-based participatory research, health behavior, demography, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, health economics, health services research, program evaluation, medicine, nursing, and/or related disciplines. We will consider all candidates with a range of disciplines and backgrounds as long as their work fits within ANSIRH’s mission and vision.

Funding for this position is available for one year with the possibility of an extension for a second year.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary will be in the range of $68,000-$72,000. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), sick leave, and holidays, and a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Submit Applications via email to Recommenders can submit their letters to Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Sarah Roberts. For application questions, contact Dr. Sarah Roberts at This position is open until filled.

Application Materials

  1. Cover letter (one page)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research statement (two to three pages) including the following elements:
    1. Specific area of research you would like to pursue during the postdoctoral fellowship
    2. Research experience
    3. Long-term career goals
    4. Goals for your postdoctoral study – both what you would like to accomplish and what you would like to gain from it
    5. List three UCSF investigators with whom you would like to work and why At least two of these investigators should be based at ANSIRH (
  4. A recent writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter, peer reviewed publication, or report)
  5. Three letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommenders to Amy Pineda at


The position is based out of downtown Oakland, CA.


Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.

ANSIRH conducts innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives and envisions a world in which all people have the resources, support, and freedom to achieve reproductive well-being. That is why we strive to invest in the overall well-being of our employees. Visit for more about our vision and mission.

ANSIRH is committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and we recruit and hire with understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced systemic oppression.

About the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) is a major academic department in the School of Medicine, engaged in clinical, research, and training activities at the Parnassus, Mt. Zion and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) campuses, as well as satellite locations throughout the Bay Area, with an annual operating budget of $77.2 million and the new Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital at Mission Bay. The Department has 102 full-time faculty, 136 other academic appointees, 39 post-doctoral fellows, 20 clinical fellows, 36 residents, 136 voluntary clinical faculty, and 266 staff. The mission of the Department is to improve the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation and leadership in Patient Care, Scientific Discovery, Education, Advocacy. “Leading the way in women’s health.”

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.