Postdoctoral Fellow

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number PD0001 Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow Department Health Behavior And Policy Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range NIH Stipend level Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

Postdoctoral fellow position available in the department of Health Behavior and Policy Department working with Dr. Vanessa Sheppard and her team. The position will be to serve as a postdoctoral scientist on multiple funded projects.

Dr. Sheppard is the Associate Director for disparities research at Massey Cancer Center. Her research addresses disparities in racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved individuals.

The successful candidates will be involved in ongoing research activities on the topics of cancer prevention and control, health disparities, and behavioral interventions. This includes evaluations that address gaps in care for African-American, African immigrant and Latina populations. The research focuses on factors that have potential to improve cancer outcomes, such as treatment adherence, patient-provider relationships, obesity and physical activity.

Required Qualifications

- Requires a Ph.D. in public health, health psychology or closely related field
- Proficient quantitative data analysis skills including the ability to use statistical packages ( SPSS ) and proficiency in navigating and maintaining databases are required (e.g., RedCap).
- Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills.
- Evidence of excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 10/28/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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