Post Doctoral Fellow - Global Health

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Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Global Health
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.


Preferred :
• A recent doctoral degree in public health, global health, implementation science, population health, or relevant discipline is required.
• Coursework and research-based thesis focused on implementation science/implementation research is required.
• Strong organizational and time management skills required.
• An established record of original publications and presentations is required.
• Excellent skills in oral and written technical communication is required.
• Training in qualitative and quantitative methods is required. Additional training in mixed methods or implementation of digital health interventions is a plus.


The postdoc will be responsible for supporting Dr. Vasudevan with the implementation of the Chanjo Kwa Wakati (CKW) (meaning, “timely vaccination”) study. The CKW study aims to promote timely childhood vaccinations in two predominantly rural regions in Tanzania. The CKW study focuses on pregnant individuals and on mother-child dyads after delivery. In a type 1 effectiveness-implementation hybrid study, the study team will evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of a multicomponent intervention comprising autonomous mobile phone-based reminders, individualized knowledge intervention, stockout notifications, and incentives on the timeliness of childhood vaccinations. The postdoc will be responsible for designing, adapting, and implementing strategies to increase the reach, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of the intervention. The postdoc will be responsible for supporting the design of data collection instruments, data analysis, manuscript development, and dissemination of findings. The postdoc will mentor other graduate or undergraduate students on CKW study-related activities. Travel to Tanzania is recommended once a year and duration of the trip is negotiable (minimum 2 weeks). The postdoc will also support the development of a follow-on grant proposal for a type 2 hybrid study building on the current CKW study. Funding for the CKW study ends in August-2027. The postdoc will be encouraged to apply for external funding to fund part of their time on an independent project after year 1 and based on their career trajectory of interest.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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