Postdoctoral Research Associate
North Carolina State University
The Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoc (Doctoral-level Research Scholar) to join our ambitious new team conducting research with an impact in the areas of COVID-19, healthcare- associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, and disease surveillance. Our lab applies traditional and innovative methods in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling to address real-world challenges in public health and clinical practice using a One Health approach.
The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.
Duties and Responsibilities As a Postdoc in our lab, you will be given significant autonomy while benefiting from individual mentorship. Opportunities abound for a candidate interested in conducting timely research on rapidly evolving public health issues, with a focus on stakeholder engagement and translation and dissemination of research findings. Additionally, you will experience working within our highly collaborative Department which has a track record of successful federal funding and has established multidisciplinary research collaborations in North Carolina, nationally, and globally.
Reports to: Sarah Rhea, DVM, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor
Independently design studies, perform data analyses and modeling activities, interpret results, and formulate conclusions
Conduct or supervise data collection and/or integration activities, as needed, using data from various sources (e.g., public health surveillance, human healthcare, animal health, environment)
Prepare scientific publications independently and collaboratively
Contribute to grant proposal writing and/or develop new research ideas within the context of the lab’s general focus areas and prepare related grant proposals
Mentor graduate students in the lab
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, some after hours and/or weekend work possible
Department Required Skills
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, ecology, environmental health, or related field
Strong quantitative and programming skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, and mathematical modeling
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver’s License required? No Commercial Driver’s License Required? No
RecruitmentAnticipated Hiring Range $50,000 – $54,000
If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many
Job Open Date 12/10/2021