The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral associate position.
The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Jamie Zoellner, as well as other investigators and project staff in the PHS department and Community-Based Health Equity research program. The research experiences will span a number of community-based research projects that target obesity- and cancer-related initiatives. The candidate will receive mentoring in grant writing and will have the opportunity to engage in multiple projects, including several National Institutes of Health and foundation grants. As appropriate, the candidate can expect to obtain advanced training in digital behavioral interventions, remote data collection and monitoring, cancer-related disparities, community-based participatory research, rural health, implementation science, and interdisciplinary team science. Funds will be available for conference travel and other training experiences.
Doctorate in behavioral sciences, nutrition, health sciences, exercise science, public health, psychology, sociology or related field required.
Experience working on federally funded research trials.
Expertise and training in obesity and/or cancer, community-based research.
Must have a strong interest and experience in community-based research and working with at-risk and diverse communities.
Interest in translational science and working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists.
Data management and statistical analytic skills.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including record of peer-review publications and scholarly presentations.
Strong track record in cooperative work.
Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with the ability to interact professionally in both research and community environments.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
UVA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. UVA values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
For additional information about the position, please contact Dr.Zoellner at [email protected].
This position is based at the UVA’s satellite office in Christiansburg, Virginia.
This position will require periodic in-state travel and occasional overnight travel will be required.
This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
This position will remain open till filled and review of applications will begin on April 24, 2023. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.
Please apply through Workday, and search for R0047073. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.
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