Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



814000:SPH: Epidemiology

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:

Post Doctoral Fellow

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

• A PhD in Epidemiology or Biostatistics or a related field

• Experience with the conduct of clinical and/or prevention trials, preferably HIV-related trials, including issues related to design, data collection, reporting of routine outcomes and adverse events, and analysis or experience with surveillance and/or other observational data

• Expertise with data management and analysis packages, such as DataFax and SAS

• Experience with work related to HIV, sexual minorities, and social/sexual behavior

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship on team and multisite studies

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Patrick Sullivan and a multi-disciplinary team of faculty (http://prismhealth.emory.edu/FACULTY.html). Depending on areas of interest, post-doctoral fellows will work on one or more of the following research studies which are funded by CDC and NIH, including the NICHD HIV Adolescent Trials Network:

• Applied modeling to improve public health decision-making at the national, state, and local levels in the areas of HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and school/adolescent health

• RCTs related to HIV, viral hepatitis, TB, STIs, and HIV prevention with men who have sex with men

• Studies evaluating the efficacy of eHealth and mobile interventions for HIV prevention and care among young men who have sex with men

The post-doctoral fellow will work closely with PRISM faculty to produce manuscripts for these projects, including conceptualizing research questions; developing analysis plans to test hypotheses; and writing manuscripts. The post-doctoral fellow will be the first author on several papers and a co-author on others.

The fellowship will be housed at PRISM Health within the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. https://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/epi/index.html

PRISM Health is a very active and collaborative group, consisting of 8 faculty members and over 35 staff. The nested research environments of PRISM Health, the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Center for AIDS Research offer a vibrant and supportive community for conducting HIV/AIDS and infectious disease research. http://prismhealth.emory.edu/

Several training resources are available to post-doctoral fellows through the school and university. Emory’s Social and Behavioral Research Center (http://www.sbsrc.emory.edu/programs.html) and Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (http://www.quantitative.emory.edu/) offer workshops in a variety of topics, including meta-analysis, data visualization, and the collection and analysis of longitudinal data. Dr. Sullivan co-directs the Prevention Science Core within Emory University’s NIH-funded Center for AIDS Research (http://www.cfar.emory.edu/). The CFAR offers CFAR03 grants to new investigators and hosts several ongoing colloquia on emerging topics in HIV/AIDS; the Prevention Science Core offers a training in proposal writing. Trainings in how to write competitive K01 applications are available to fellows through the university.

To apply for this position please apply online and also submit a cover letter and CV to Dr. Sullivan at pssulli@emory.edu. The subject heading on the email message should read “PRISM Post-doctoral application.” Applications will be reviewed beginning on July 17, with a start date of late summer/early fall.

The fellow will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. This fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, with a possible one- to two-year extension, based on funding and performance. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).