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Postdoctoral Scientist, Maternal & Newborn Health Epidemiology
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 02/24/2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Description Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Global Health with Dr. Emily Smith’s research group. The research group focuses on how nutrition and infection shape healthy birth, growth, and development across the lifecycle. This position will support activities on funded
research grants aimed at understanding the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and mechanisms of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and conduct independent research; write and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals
  • Provide support with data management
  • Develop communications materials and organize team and stakeholder meetings
  • Work collaboratively with international collaborators from diverse disciplines

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Incumbent is expected to work well as part of multi-disciplinary teams and have enthusiasm for conducting research at the nexus of environmental science, public health, and policy.

This position is for a 1 year duration beginning Fall 2020. The position may be renewed for a 2nd year depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a one page cover letter including career goals, one publication or writing sample, and contact information for two references.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Primary and secondary data analysis and meta-analyses experience using software such as SAS, STATA, or R
  • Doctoral degree in a public health related field such as epidemiology, global health, biostatistics, or nutrition sciences.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F 9am-5pm; as needed.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? No
Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor.
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001231
Job Open Date: 02/22/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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