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Postdoctoral Fellow (Hybrid) - School of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) 20504

Employer
West Virginia University
Location
Morgantown, West Virginia
Salary
Based upon experience
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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West Virginia University School of Public Health is currently accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

About the Opportunity

This position will provide specialized support to Dr. Hendricks and affiliates of the Spatial Epidemiology and Statistics (SES) Lab and Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) grant. This position will report directly to Dr. Hendricks. Candidates will be expected to perform basic to advanced workflows using GIS and programming software to manage, visualize, and analyze clinical datasets. The incumbent will be expected to work within a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment. As such excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital. 

What you'll do:

  • Demonstrate mastery of ArcGIS software.
  • Demonstrate working proficiency of R or SAS programming language. 
  • Create and deliver power point presentations as needed.
  • Provide technical and written assistance on grants for external funding.
  • Conduct epidemiologic/statistical consultations with WV investigators on behalf of the SES Lab.
  • Submit at minimum one first author manuscript for peer review every quarter (e.g., November 2022, February 2023, and May 2023).
  • Assist in mentoring graduate students affiliated with the SES Lab. This includes editing of manuscripts, tutoring in programming or ArcGIS software.
  • Conduct consultations on behalf of the SES Lab with WV investigators.  

Qualifications

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health, Geography, Data Science, Biomedical Sciences, or related field required.  
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience or peer reviewed publications using geographic information systems and spatial analysis. 
  • Skilled in qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret written reports.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain highly sensitive confidential material and be compliant with the organization’s protected health information guidelines. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and programming languages.
  • Strong attention to detail, flexible, and ability to adapt to changes which occur in fast paced clinical research environments. 
  • Skilled in monitoring and assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements to take corrective action. 
  • Skilled at building and maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators involved in sponsored research.
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Skills in, or knowledge of, professional principles, legal and/or reporting requirements affecting extramurally sponsored projects. 
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs and other representations of data. 
  • Ability to understand and create spreadsheets.
  • Proficient in advanced understanding of research design(s) and descriptive and inferential statistics, in order to interpret and communicate findings of CTSI-related research.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Requirements 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for two (2) references 

About WVU 

Why WVU? 

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests. 

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.   

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