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 in which the post-doctoral fellow is based.
Develops new ideas that promote current research. Designs and evaluates experiments. 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.
The Hubert Department of Global Health (HGH), Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in and global nutrition. This position is a full-time, residential fellowship for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of continuation for a second year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in public health, nutrition or one of the social/behavioral sciences (e.g., demography, economics) at the starting date. Excellent skills in quantitative research and writing are required, as well as a demonstrated interest in and understanding of issues of nutrition and metabolic biomarkers, especially among populations residing in low- and middle-income countries. The successful candidate will participate actively in externally-funded research projects focusing on questions related to nutrition, metabolism, and health in Guatemala. The fellow also may have access to data archives associated with this research program to conduct collaborative analyses of mutual interest. The fellow will be encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the department and university by attending seminars, giving guest lectures, and co-mentoring masters students.
The post-doctoral fellow will report directly to Dr. Aryeh Stein and participate in team meetings, as needed with collaborators on the grant(s) that will be supporting his/her work.-A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., D.V.M., D.D.S. etc.,) in nutrition, epidemiology, or an appropriate field. Excellent data management, statistical analysis and scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. Proven ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Knowledge and expertise in the use of SAS and/or STATA statistical software, multivariate regression modeling, principal component analysis, analyzing and interpreting higher dimensional data as well as metadata. Prior experience and knowledge in nutritional epidemiology, metabolic biomarkers, and populations residing in low- and middle-income countries. Record of dissemination of research through publication and oral presentation.-79955BR