Emory University Clinical Research Post Doctoral Fellowship Position (Transplant) in Atlanta, Georgia

70546BR

Job Requisition ID:

70546BR

Department:

739035:SOM: Surgery: Transplant

Job Description:

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.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Clinical Research Post Doctoral Fellowship Position (Transplant)

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and the Emory Transplant Center is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position in health services and outcomes research. This 2-year NIH funded fellowship provides formal and informal training in methods and practical experience utilized in clinical and health services research, including experience designing and conducting pragmatic clinical trials, cohort studies, health surveys, research with national surveillance datasets, and the application of big data and machine learning techniques to solve relevant health services research questions. The post-doctoral fellow would have access to many opportunities to engage with faculty within Emory School of Medicine (departments of surgery, medicine, nephrology, geriatrics, and transplantation) and Rollins School of Public Health (epidemiology, health policy, economics, and behavioral sciences and health education). Numerous opportunities exist for the fellow to participate in research using primary and secondary data, manuscript preparation and writing, and grant writing in a collaborative environment. The fellow would be involved in several NIH-funded projects, and would be encouraged to gain experience in grant writing by developing an independent research project and applying for an NIH F32 grant.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in a research program, such as public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, computer sciences, or a related field. The candidate must be self-motivated, productive, and able to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The ideal candidate would have excellent skills in data management, statistical programming, and writing peer-reviewed publications. Must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident. Ideally, the candidate would commit to the program full time for two years. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online, additionally send 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in the position, 2) a current CV, and 3) contact information for three references to Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH at: rpatzer@emory.edu.

Full/Part Time:

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:

Regular

Additional Job Details:

The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and the Emory Transplant Center is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position in health disparities. This 2-year NIH funded fellowship provides formal and informal training in methods and practical experience utilized in clinical and community-based participatory research. The post-doctoral fellow would have access to many opportunities to engage with faculty within Emory School of Medicine (departments of surgery, nephrology, geriatrics, and transplantation) and Rollins School of Public Health (epidemiology, health policy, and behavioral sciences and health education). Numerous opportunities exist for the fellow to participate in research using primary and secondary data, manuscript preparation and writing, and grant writing in a collaborative environment. The fellow would be involved in several NIH-funded projects, but would spend most of their time working with the NNIH-funded, randomized, effectiveness-implementation study ASCENT (Allocation System Changes for Equity in kidney Transplantation)

•Analyze kidney transplant referral data and national surveillance data (USRDS) to examine racial disparity in transplant , waitilisting, and transplant prior to and following kidney allocation policy implementation

•Assist in the development of educational materials for the multicomponent educational intervention (staff and patient webinars)

•Develop and analyze surveys to assess study outcomes (dialysis facility staff knowledge of allocation policy; change in staff training and referral behaviors)

•Analyze outcome measures to determine effectiveness of the intervention

•Create research publications, including peer review manuscripts, abstracts, and internal reports