Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow (Cancer-related symptoms & biological mechanism) in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



803300:SON: Academic Advancement

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 Nursing

Job Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow (Cancer-related symptoms & biological mechanism)

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

Emory University School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to join a multidisciplinary team to analyze large data sets from studies of cancer symptoms and biological mechanisms (funded through National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research) and to develop behavioral interventions to manage cancer-related symptoms, such as fatigue. The information to be analyzed are from longitudinal studies and include data from questionnaires, cognitive function batteries, laboratory assays, and mRNA gene expression and DNA methylation assays. This postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PI (Dr. Canhua Xiao), and other team members including statisticians, co-investigators and research staff. The candidate is expected to attend weekly team meetings and disseminate findings through poster/oral presentations and written original manuscripts from project data. In addition, opportunities to develop research proposals under direct mentorship from Dr. Xiao may be provided. This fulltime position is for one year, but can be renewed for one or two additional years.

Minimum qualifications:

-Doctoral degree or equivalent (PhD, MD etc) in nursing, epidemiology, public health, health psychology, or a health-related field;

-Strong interests in oncology research or subjects with chronic illness;

-Excellent data management and analysis skills using statistical software programs (i.e. SAS, SPSS, or R);

-Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills;

-Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with colleagues; and,

-Excellence in work ethics including integrity, responsibility, and attendance.

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

Applicants to the postdoctoral program should submit their letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a brief (1 page) description of their research, research skills, and goals for the next step in their research, three letters of reference, and transcripts from doctoral degree program. Material should be submitted online. Selected applicants will be invited to complete an interview. Please use your last name and the job title “Emory SON Postdoc” in the subject line.

For additional information, please contact:

Canhua Xiao, PhD RN

Assistant Professor

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Atlanta, GA 30322

Tel: 404 712 9823

Fax: 404 727 8514

Email: cxiao2@emory.edu

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