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The Health Services Research Center in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Medicine and Department of Surgery is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position. This position is grant-funded and renewable on an annual basis depending on performance. The fellowship provides formal and informal training in epidemiologic methods, health surveillance data collection, analysis, and dissemination, and practical experience working with community partners across the nation to support a mission to improve access to healthcare. The post-doctoral fellow would have access to many opportunities to engage with faculty within Emory School of Medicine (Departments of surgery, nephrology, geriatrics, and transplantation) and Rollins School of Public Health (epidemiology, health policy, biostatistics, and behavioral sciences and health education). The candidate would have opportunities to receive feedback from a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff in regular trainee research in progress meetings, and have access to the resources available in the Health Services Research Center. Numerous opportunities exist for the fellow to participate in research using primary and secondary data, manuscript preparation and writing, and grant writing in a collaborative environment. The fellow would be involved in several NIH-funded projects, but would spend most of their time working with the NIH-funded, group randomized pragmatic trial RaDIANT (Reducing Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation) and an NIH-funded study focusing on the collection of novel surveillance data on 30+ hospitals across the country o provide insight on access and quality in the early steps of the kidney transplantation process. Some responsibilities will include analyzing kidney transplant referral data and national surveillance data (USRDS) to examine health system variability in transplant access, developing new quality measures to improve health system performance and equity, and developing manuscripts and national presentations to disseminate results. The work that the fellow does may also have an important influence on national policy, such as the influence of transplant allocation policies and the development of new quality metrics to incentivize the use of life-saving organ transplants for patients. While much of the research the fellow would be involved in is expected to be related to transplantation, the fellow would have exposure and access to data to a variety of health services research databases to explore some of their own research in the expectation of applying for a mentored training grant at the end of year 1 of the fellowship to support a research training and career development plan for future years of the fellowship. Candidates are encouraged to pursue F32 funding and/or TL1 funding through the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Ideal candidates will possess a strong interest in healthcare quality, social determinants of health, and health services research. The candidate must be self-motivated, productive, and able to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The ideal candidate would have excellent skills in data management, statistical programming, and writing peer-reviewed publications. Must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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