• Asst Professor - RT-Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

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    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Public Health
    SPH: Global Health
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description

    The Emory University Hubert Department of Global Health is seeking a full-time research track faculty member to join the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene at the rank of Assistant Professor. The key responsibilities for this position are to work closely with faculty in Rollins School of Public Health and collaborating laboratories and institutions in India on a study of typhoid exposure and environmental surveillance, including:

    • Analyze environmental samples (e.g. soil, water, surface swabs) using targeted pathogen detection and microbial source tracking (MST);
    • Develop qualitative studies of behavior, protocols for focus group discussions and structured observations studies;
    • Develop and troubleshoot protocols for concentrating, purifying and testing of environmental samples;
    • Perform advanced laboratory assays;
    • Participate in analysis of large amount of data leading to development of an environmental surveillance strategy;
    • Manage collection, testing and analysis of the samples as part of environmental surveillance;
    • Coordinate with in-country partners;
    • Mentor and supervise graduate research assistants working in the laboratory;
    • Provide scientific support to international water and sanitation studies;
    • Write manuscripts for publication and abstracts for presentation at conferences;

    Additional Details

    He/she will also coordinate meetings and data-sharing with collaborators, sponsors, and stakeholders. The successful candidate will actively develop and pursue new research opportunities and external funding in the fields of water and sanitation, and environmental microbiology.-An ideal candidate would have: doctoral degree in microbiology, epidemiology, or related health field with substantive experience in infectious disease, preferably in typhoid/enteric diseases, and environmental microbiology; strong laboratory background in clinical and/or environmental microbiology; strong organizational and record keeping skills; strong publication record; experience working in low-income countries; willingness to work in India for extended periods (2-3 months) or be based in India Preferred qualifications include fluency in Hindi, Tamil, or other major Indian language, and experience with SaniPath surveillance and risk assessment methods.-79392BR


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