The Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Emory University School of Medicine in conjunction with the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders of Emory is seeking a research track faculty member with strong epidemiological skills. Candidates with a doctoral degree in Behavioral Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or a related field are encouraged to apply.
The full-time doctorate-level faculty epidemiologist would focus primarily on conducting research designed to improve health outcomes and healthcare utilization among individuals with benign hematological disorders, particularly inherited bleeding disorders. Activities the epidemiologist would participate include, but are not limited to, analysis of existing data to answer questions of interest; expansion of current studies; initiation of new studies and development new databases. Current areas of importance for engagement by the epidemiologist include quantifying the effects of hemophilia-related distress on prophylaxis use and adherence, predicting patient-level factors associated with effective disease management as has been done in other populations with chronic disease, and identifying and reducing health disparities within clinical settings.
The epidemiologist would additionally work closely with others in the center on physician/nurse-initiated studies by providing assistance with study design and implementation, protocol writing, analyses, and manuscript editing.
The faculty member would be expected to publish research in peer-reviewed journals, attend and present at conferences, participate in grant writing (independent grant writing will be encouraged, though not required) and supervise medical students, interns, or others who require hematology-related research training as part of a degree program.
Opportunities for collaboration exist with others across the university as well as researchers at any of the 135 federally funded US Hemophilia Treatment Centers. The department has access to Emory School of Medicine biostatistical support and an infrastructure set up to successfully support the person and position. Hematology subject-matter expertise not required although successful candidate will likely eventually occupy a unique niche as a researcher in the hematology/bleeding disorders field.
-Knowledge and experience related to study design, data collection, and analyses
-Demonstrated experience and competence with data management and analysis packages, such as SAS.
Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.