Emory

  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Job Number
    30746
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    School Of Public Health
    Department
    SPH: Environmental Health
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of Recommenders, List of References, Sample Published Paper, Transcripts
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a candidate with advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques to manage a complex NIH-funded randomized trial on the health impacts of a large community water supply project in Mozambique. Supports development of and adherence to laboratory and field protocols related to water quality testing, environmental sampling, household surveys, biological sampling. Coordinates various aspects of the study and determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified. Ensures compliance to ethical review board approvals. Oversees relationships with in-country collaborators and field staff. 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. Coordinates and conducts meetings and presentations. 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 Investigators. Performs related responsibilities as required. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, and Psychology 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.

    Additional Details

    Potential start date is March 1st, 2019. Extended stays in Mozambique required. Portuguese fluency a strong plus.

    1. SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    Under the supervision of the PIs, the Research Manager will:

    • Develop field protocols, including household data collection, water quality sampling, environmental sampling, biological sampling
    • Support piloting of protocols
    • Ensure compliance of study team to protocols and modify protocols as needed
    • Develop data collection tools and establish and manage databases
    • Liaise with laboratory and field staff to ensure proper documentation and recording of study data
    • Ensure compliance with relevant ethical review board approvals and update protocols and approvals as required
    • Conduct formative research
    • Provide training for related health workers and community volunteers on the monitoring and evaluation system of the project.
    • Develop work plans, detailed implementation plans and monitoring of project activities
    • Actively participate in survey activities as liaison to data collection teams
    • Handle the electronic data capture system for WASH interventions process monitoring and observational and outcome data at the field level;
    • Liaise with government agencies, collaborators and community stakeholders in Mozambique and document all relevant meetings and decisions
    • Support cleaning and analysis of data using statistical applications (SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info)
    • Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating best practices in the project;
    • Coordinate with Mozambican collaborators
    • Ensure the implementation of activities, as planned;
    • 2. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
    • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, and Psychology 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.
    • Experience working and running research studies in low-income settings
    • Familiarity with database management and statistical analysis software
    • Portuguese fluency and strong plus
    • Laboratory experience preferred
    • Ability to travel frequently and/or stay for extended periods in Mozambique

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