Emory University Postdoctoral Fellow in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



811000:SPH: Behavrl Sciences & Health

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 Public Health

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have skills in mixed methods research, including randomized, controlled trials. He/she will also have research experience related to mental health, diverse populations, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and epilepsy. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and dynamic individual with graduate-level teaching experience in research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and behavioral theory.

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

The responsibilities of this post-doctoral position will include approximately 60% research in epilepsy in diverse populations, and 40% teaching at the Master’s level in the behavioral sciences and health education in public health.

In the research portion of this position, the candidate will be responsible for overseeing the dissemination portion of a CDC-funded grant focused on self-management of epilepsy among Blacks in Georgia. This will include creating a listing of all active and planned publications and presentations, their timelines, and a tracking system to ensure these tasks remain on time, as well as tracking deadlines for abstract submission and special issues of journals. It will also include drafting and serving as lead author of agreed upon articles and presentations, contributing to other articles and presentations as a co-author, reviewing of all articles and presentations deriving from the grant, and ensuring the associated EndNote files are up-to-date. It may occasionally include other grant-related tasks, such as assisting with the conduct of analyses, screening, or assessments.

In the teaching portion of this position, the candidate will be responsible for teaching two to three 3-credit hour classes. She/he will work closely with the Office of Evidence Based Learning to receive support for developing syllabi, adopting innovative instructional delivery methods, including use of technology, and other innovative approaches to enhance public health pedagogy. The candidate will also collaborate with the department curriculum committee to ensure his/her assigned courses meet required competencies and aligns with other required courses in the department.