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.
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.
Applicants with, or nearing completion prior to being hired, a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field will be considered. The ideal applicant will have experience in biostatistics and/or epidemiology and an interest in quantitative infectious disease research in global settings. Proficiency in R is required. The applicant must have strong written and oral communication skills, and documented evidence of their ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Interested candidates should submit the following :(1) a CV, (2) a cover letter of up to two pages highlighting the skills relevant to the proposed position, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Inquires should be sent to: Dr. Natalie Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: This position will provide the opportunity to develop innovative approaches to the design and analysis of vaccines targeting emerging infectious diseases. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Natalie Dean on methods for randomized clinical trials and observational studies for vaccines. The successful candidate will also be welcome to pursue independent research topics of mutual interest. The successful candidate will contribute to an active and collaborative multi-institution team at Emory, University of Florida (Prof. Ira Longini, Dr. Yang Yang, Dr. Matt Hitchings), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Prof. M. Elizabeth Halloran), and Northeastern University (Prof. Alessandro Vespignani). Methods developed over the course of this project will inform vaccine evaluation strategies for infectious diseases such as chikungunya, Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19.
The start date of the position is flexible. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits including health insurance are provided to all postdoctoral associates. The position offers ample opportunities for career development.
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