Research Associate-Fixed Term
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Job no: 883131
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Human Medicine
Cs Mott Department Of Public Health 40001278
FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
The Flint Registry, under the direction of Drs. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Nicole Jones, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed-Term) for one year, with potential reappointment through July 31, 2025. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-designated public health authority, the Flint Registry’s (https://www.flintregistry.org/) goal is to track the long-term health of people who were impacted by the Flint Water Crisis and to connect them to resources and programs that serve to minimize the effects of lead on their health while promoting wellness and recovery. This position will be based in Flint, Michigan.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be integrally involved in the evaluation and research of the Flint Registry. Exact roles on the research project will depend on Postdoctoral Research Associate’s interests and skills, and stage of the research. It is anticipated that the postdoctoral fellow would support and lead design, analysis, dissemination of results of new analyses that support evaluation of the Flint Registry, and sub-studies that investigate research questions that address both the interests of the candidate and the Flint community.
The candidate will be ready to apply research skills using a creative, data-driven, and team-oriented approach.
Responsibilities may include:
- Development of manuscripts for peer review publications;
- Development and submission of abstracts and presentation of research at national conferences;
- This position involves a wide range of tasks related to management and analysis of quantitative data. A significant effort in this position will be devoted to secondary analysis of publicly available survey data.
- Analysis and integration of multiple data sources with varying degree of complexity.
- Development of sub-studies that support Flint Registry and PPHI missions.
- Collection and assessment of lead and other related data from various sources
- Communication of research findings to public and professional audiences through oral presentations and technical reports.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Public Health or related field
- PhD in public health, epidemiology, health sciences or related discipline
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with lead-in-water research.
- Strong quantitative, methodologic, and statistical analysis skills.
- Training and/or research experience in public health, epidemiology, health disparities, and/or health service research is highly desirable.
- Track record of community-oriented, collaborative work and research, and ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams.
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
- Name and contact information for three professional references
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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