Emory

  • Post Doctoral Fellow- Environmental Health

    Job Number
    22910
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    School Of Public Health
    Department
    SPH: Environmental Health
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of References, Transcripts
  • Description

    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.

    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.

    Additional Details

    We are seeking a candidate with advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques to assist with a complex Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded hypothesis generating study of four countries that have shown exemplary improvements in vaccine coverage and equity. Works in close collaboration with researchers in disciplines ranging from public health, business, political science, systems engineering and sociology. Conducts both qualitative and quantitative research. Develops tools and protocols. Coordinates various aspects of the study and determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified. Ensures that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented. Develops reports to assess or monitor study performance and treatment results. Analyzes data, identifies data discrepancies and researches and identifies causes. May perform statistical analysis of numerical data. Collaborates on writing reports and papers. Assists in the preparation of tables, graphs and manuscripts for publication and presentation. May design and develop databases related to specific programs at the request of supervisor and/or Principal Investigator. Performs related responsibilities as required. 

    Under the supervision of the PIs, the post doc will:

    • Ensure compliance of study team to protocols and modify protocols as needed
    • Develop data collection tools and establish and manage databases
    • Liaise with field staff to ensure proper documentation and recording of study data
    • Conduct formative research
    • Develop work plans, detailed implementation plans and monitoring of project activities
    • Liaise with government agencies, collaborators and community stakeholders in target countries
    • Support cleaning and analysis of data using statistical applications (SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info)
    • Analyze qualitative data
    • Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating best practices in the project;
    • Draft peer-reviewed manuscriptsStart date is August 15th, 2018. Frequent travel to and extended stays in three-four of target countries (final selection pending), including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, India, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Lao PDR and/or Nepal. French fluency or fluency in native languages spoken in these countries a strong plus. International experience a strong plus, especially in the listed countries.

    Preferred Qualification:

    Doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Political Science, and Engineering or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Excellent oral and written communication skills. We are looking to build a multi-disciplinary team and experience with any of the following, business, health system delivery, systems science, implementation science is a plus. Experience with vaccines is useful, but not essential.

     

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