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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow - Epidemiology in Atlanta, Georgia

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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.

Position Description: The research groups of Drs. Ben Lopman and David Benkeser are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on a portfolio of projects that focus on utilizing large, observational health care databases to quantify impacts of vaccines on the future of antibiotic resistant infections. The fellow will have the opportunity to work on epidemiological studies using observational databases, applications of causal inference methodology in observational settings, and the development of statistical methodology for causal inference and machine learning.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or other relevant quantitative field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Experience managing and manipulating large databases.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest and ability in both biostatistics and epidemiology

  • Expertise in causal inference methodology

  • Experience using high performance computing environments for data analysis (e.g., shell scripting, Linux OS, interacting with job schedulers)

  • Expertise in data management/analysis in R (preferred), SAS, Python, other statistical software

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Interest in infectious disease, vaccines, or antibiotic resistance

Additional Job Details

The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The fellow will be under the joint mentorship of Drs. Lopman and Benkeser and will have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Emory and in the Atlanta area. The initial appointment is for one year and renewal for a second year is anticipated if performance is satisfactory. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards.

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Job Number 51415

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Epidemiology

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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