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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow - School of Nursing Research in Atlanta, Georgia

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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,

• 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.

How to apply:

Applicants to the postdoctoral program should submit online; 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. Selected applicants will be invited to complete an interview.

For additional inquiries after submitall online contact: Canhua Xiao, PhD RN FAAN

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Job Number 63607

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Nursing

Department SON:Office of Nursing Research

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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

Required Documents Cover letter, Letter of Interest, List of 3 Recommenders