Postdoctoral Scholar, Environmental And Occupational Health, School Of Public Health [R0128036]
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar, Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health R0128036
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
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COMMI TMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
Our research team is seeking for a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral scholar interested in implementation science in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition-related research. The successful candidate will work on an NIH- funded implementation science project that uses a community-based participatory approach to promote the maternal-child component of an existing comprehensive social intervention addressing social determinants of health to mitigate structural racism amid COVID-19. This project is designed to inform how best multi-sectoral interventions (maternal-child health and food insecurity interventions) can be integrated to promote transformation on the maternal-child health and nutrition of historically marginalized communities in the Southwest US.
The successful candidate will develop and extend skills in implementation science in Maternal and Child Health, including mixed-methods and interdisciplinary community-based participatory research. S/he will work directly mentorship of the PI to conduct research activities that may include developing analytical frameworks, developing protocols, conducting mix-methods data collection, monitoring data quality, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to collaborate on manuscripts and grant proposal development.
VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY
Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy , all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.
This position requires a Ph.D./doctoral degree in public health, maternal and child health, nutrition, social and behavioral health, epidemiology, or related fields from a regionally accredited college or university. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting mixed-methods implementation science and/or food insecurity and/or maternal and child health research particularly in low-income and racial/ethnic marginalized communities. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Excellent interpersonal and oral, and written communication skills;
Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with collaborators, stakeholders, and research staff.
Knowledge of implementation science study design, sampling approaches, and mixed methods approaches (including advanced statistical and qualitative data methods) and qualitative data collection (e.g., in-depth interviews, focus groups, Delphi methods).
Knowledge of STATA, R, or other statistical software;
Knowledge of Dedoose, N-vivo, or other qualitative analysis software;
Experience with scoping and systematic literature reviews;
Research experience in maternal and child health, particularly in low- income and racial/ethnic marginalized communities in the US is an asset.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until position if filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Gabriela Buccini, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
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Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.
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