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.
POST-DOCTORAL position available for one year, with the possibility of renewal, to work with the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW), led by Dr. Christine L. Moe, Eugene J. Gangarosa Chair of Safe Water and Sanitation in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
The CGSW has long-standing collaborations with researchers in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), molecular and microbiology, clinical research, and epidemiology throughout the US and globally. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty in Rollins School of Public Health and collaborating laboratories and institutions in India. Exciting scientific challenges and opportunities for career progression are available for motivated, high quality candidates.
The Fellow will be an integral part of a team of inter-disciplinary researchers conducting a study on typhoid exposure and environmental surveillance in India. Research activities will include collaboration on study design, analysis of environmental samples (e.g. soil, water, surface swabs) using targeted pathogen detection and microbial source tracking (MST), supervision of junior researchers and in-country project staff, coordination with in-country partners, and preparation of manuscripts.
We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in microbiology, epidemiology, or related health field with substantive knowledge of infectious disease and environmental microbiology. Candidates must have a strong laboratory background in microbiology and molecular biology, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, experience working in developing countries, strong organizational and record keeping skills, and fluent English writing and verbal skills. The candidate should have project management and supervisory experience and be willing to travel to India for extended periods (2-3 months) or be based in India. Preferred qualifications include fluency in Hindi, or other major Indian language, and experience with surveillance and risk assessment methods.
Emory University's unique partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CARE, the Carter Center, the Task Force for Global Health, and global health organizations around the world make Emory one of the nation's leading universities for both research and practice. The Rollins School of Public Health comprises six academic departments: global health, behavioral sciences and health education, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and health policy and management, and hosts over 20 interdisciplinary centers. The Hubert Department of Global Health hosts many international fellows, including Humphrey, Foege, Fogarty, Muskie, and Fulbright fellows.