Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow - Environmental Virus Surveillance in Atlanta, Georgia
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A postdoctoral position at the intersection of public health, virology, and engineering for the study of environmental virus surveillance is available at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health under the supervision of Dr. Marlene Wolfe. The postdoctoral fellow will work with an interdisciplinary, cross-institution team to conduct work on identifying, quantifying, and sequencing viruses in the environment while receiving advanced training to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. This project is focused on detection of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants for COVID-19 public health response, to be extended to additional viral targets. This position is a good fit for someone with expertise in at least one of the following areas: 1) environmental microbiology; 2) virology; 3) bioinformatic analysis of sequence data. They will be involved in the design and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and research presentations. Although not required for the position, the scholar will likely have the opportunity to contribute to grant writing. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop new ideas that promote current research, and will prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. Opportunities to apply for independent funding will be available and encouraged. The initial appointment is for one year, with expected renewal if progress is satisfactory and funds are available.
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.
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Job Number 87305
Job Type Temporary Full-Time
Division School Of Public Health
Department SPH: Environmental Health
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
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