Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in US and Global Cardiometabolic Disease

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Global Health
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References

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POST-DOCTORAL position available to work with the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center (EGDRC) and the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR), Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

EGDRC and GCDTR have established partnerships with a global and US network of significant collaborators in diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) research. The Fellow(s) will be involved in large and innovative observational, intervention, and implementation science studies of diabetes and CVD etiology, prevention, and treatment in the United States and South Asia (India and Pakistan). Opportunities may also exist in the connections between noncommunicable diseases, and infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19, TB). Fellows will work with one or more of the following faculty: Drs. Venkat Narayan, Mohammed Ali, Solveig Cunningham, Felipe Lobelo, Matthew Magee, Shivani Patel, Mary Beth Weber, Lisa Staimez, Unjali Gujral, and get to collaborate with diverse researchers. Exciting scientific challenges and opportunities for career progression are available for motivated, high quality candidates.

Research activities will include working with national and international teams on rigorous statistical analyses of primary and secondary data from population-based cohort and surveillance studies and intervention trials in the United States, India, Pakistan, and elsewhere. Primary responsibilities include participating in study design, developing statistical analyses plans, harmonizing data across multiple databases, conducting state-of-the-art analyses, and developing peer-reviewed research publications to contribute to etiological and social epidemiology of the US and global cardiometabolic disease burden. In addition, there will be opportunities for gaining experience in preparing study protocols, developing R01-level research proposals, designing data collection tools, and overseeing junior researchers.


We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, demography, or related field with strong statistical analysis and programming skills. Substantive knowledge of diabetes, obesity, CVD, and the social determinants framework is a plus. Candidates must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong organizational and record keeping skills; fluent English writing and verbal skills; and an enthusiasm for inter-disciplinary engagement.

Emory University's unique partnerships with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Institute of Technology, CARE, the Carter Center, the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, and global health organizations (e.g., Public Health Foundation of India; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation) 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, and Fulbright fellows.


How to Apply: Candidates must apply thru the Emory Career website. Applicants must include: 1) a letter addressed to Mark Hutcheson, describing interest in this position, relevant background; 2) a curriculum vita; and 3) names of three or more references.

Evaluation of applications will begin in March 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.



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