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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Post Doctoral Associate

Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences

Georgia State University

School of Public Health

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH educates practitioners and thought leaders while engaging in research and outreach that promotes health equity and addresses urgent public health challenges. Our location in Atlanta, an internationally recognized hub of public health expertise, gives students practice opportunities at organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and state government agencies, and international non-governmental organizations. Members of our growing alumni network are making a difference across Georgia and beyond, working in state and federal agencies, nonprofits, and community organizations. Our faculty and staff are conducting research that promotes health equity and seeks to solve urgent challenges related to infectious and chronic diseases, tobacco prevention and control, and trauma and mental health. With a global reach and a commitment to equity, we are dedicated to promoting better health for everyone, everywhere.

Are you ready for us? Are you seeking an opportunity with purpose and direction? If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We hire great people from a wide variety of educational, career, and personal backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a stronger team.

The Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences Department is seeking (2) Post Doctoral Associates to join the already awesome team taking the School of Public Health to the next level of excellence!

WHAT MAKES The School of Public Health A GREAT PLACE?

· Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.

· A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partners.

· Professional development opportunity and mentorship


The School of Public Health Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences is seeking (2) Post Doctoral Associates to conduct research at the intersection of policy, law, ethics, and data sharing. These post-docs will join a research team, whose interdisciplinary work focuses on policy, ethical, and legal issues related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia aging, and neuroscience.

These post-docs will have between 2-4 years of funding provided by a NIH R01 Award to engage in the following activities:

The proposed position(s) will support a R01 Grant (15890) that aims to use surveys and qualitative interviews to identify barriers to data sharing in AD/ADRD research. These positions are needed to lead sub-projects (consistent with career level) aimed at achieving study goals.

· Conduct original, interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of health policy, ethics, neuroethics, law, and public health. Participate and engage in results dissemination through publication and presentations.

· Assist with development of novel instruments for interroga ti ng current data sharing practices.

· Perform a policy analysis relevant to data sharing following the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (2023).

· Perform data analysis in collabora ti on with mul ti disciplinary, field-leading collaborators and co-investigators.

· Contribute to data dissemina ti on through authoring/co-authoring publica ti ons repor ti ng findings of the study and presenta ti on at scientific conferences.

Qualifications - External

A doctoral degree in a related field, including law, policy, health policy, public health, neuroscience, or others that are relevant to the topic completed by Summer 2023.

· Experience communicating research results through publications or scientific presentations.

· Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

· Project management skills.

Qualifications :

Minimum Hiring Qualifications:

Ph.D. in related field required

Preferred Hiring Qualifications:

Experience conducting research relevant to data sharing, genetics/biomarkers, and/or scientific policy.

· Basic understanding of dementia, aging research, Alzheimer’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease related to dementias.

· Interest in law, policy, and ethnics.

· Ability to work in person 2-3 days per week preferred, but will consider remote status.

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