Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow in Atlanta, Georgia
JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a candidate with advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques to manage a complex NIH-funded randomized trial on the health impacts of a large community water supply project in Mozambique. Supports development of and adherence to laboratory and field protocols related to water quality testing, environmental sampling, household surveys, biological sampling. Coordinates various aspects of the study and determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified. Ensures compliance to ethical review board approvals. Oversees relationships with in-country collaborators and field staff. Ensures that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented. Develops reports to assess or monitor study performance and treatment results. Analyzes data, identifies data discrepancies and researches and identifies causes. May perform statistical analysis of numerical data. Coordinates and conducts meetings and presentations. Collaborates on writing reports and papers. Assists in the preparation of tables, graphs and manuscripts for publication and presentation. May design and develop databases related to specific programs at the request of supervisor and/or Principal Investigators. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, and Psychology or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Potential start date is March 1 st , 2019. Extended stays in Mozambique required. Portuguese fluency a strong plus.
- SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the PIs, the Research Manager will:
Develop field protocols, including household data collection, water quality sampling, environmental sampling, biological sampling
Support piloting of protocols
Ensure compliance of study team to protocols and modify protocols as needed
Develop data collection tools and establish and manage databases
Liaise with laboratory and field staff to ensure proper documentation and recording of study data
Ensure compliance with relevant ethical review board approvals and update protocols and approvals as required
Conduct formative research
Provide training for related health workers and community volunteers on the monitoring and evaluation system of the project.
Develop work plans, detailed implementation plans and monitoring of project activities
Actively participate in survey activities as liaison to data collection teams
Handle the electronic data capture system for WASH interventions process monitoring and observational and outcome data at the field level;
Liaise with government agencies, collaborators and community stakeholders in Mozambique and document all relevant meetings and decisions
Support cleaning and analysis of data using statistical applications (SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info)
Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating best practices in the project;
Coordinate with Mozambican collaborators
Ensure the implementation of activities, as planned;
2. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, and Psychology or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience working and running research studies in low-income settings
Familiarity with database management and statistical analysis software
Portuguese fluency and strong plus
Laboratory experience preferred
Ability to travel frequently and/or stay for extended periods in Mozambique
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Job Number 30746
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Public Health
Department SPH: Environmental Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Required Documents Cover letter, List of Recommenders, List of References, Sample Published Paper, Transcripts
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