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Posted 40 days ago
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To learn to conduct independent research and support the independent research of others in a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents. The Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in collaboration with Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. We seek talented and motivated candidates who plan to begin or expand their research in epidemiology with a focus on developmental disorders and/or hearing loss. The position offers unique and exciting opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations, which include collaborations with pediatric subspecialty clinicians, and professional development including publication, presentation at scientific conferences and involvement in proposal writing. Developmental disorders include (but are not limited to) autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome, and intellectual disability. The research fellow will work towards developing his/her own research program as well as work on clinically-relevant projects aligned with Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
·Perform analysis and experiments
Design, execute, and record analysis and experiments; apply standard scientific protocols to research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Develop and implement human subject research protocols, vertebrate animal research protocols and design experimental procedures and documentation in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. Prepare, clean and analyze data. Maintain optimal protocol and accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks.
Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts. Present information on research and department work to others at department meetings, journal clubs, and seminars. Present results and discuss relevant insights with Faculty and provide useful recommendations and analysis.
·Innovate and advance departmental capabilities
Independently reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current analysis/experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis and experiments. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the department. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new protocols; design formats. Maintain an integral role in the department's meetings, presentations, and publications. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with department software/equipment. Maintain and repair software/equipment; monitor proper use by personnel.
Assist in preparing grant applications. Assist in preparing, writing, and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests. Prepare, approve, and initiate check requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.
May provide day-to-day functional leadership for a team or directly manage a minimal number of support staff. Establishes team goals. Gives input into, and performs employee performance reviews. Oversees and guides work assignments. Serves as the functional expert and provides guidance to the team.
·Education and Training
May serve as course master and develop new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including appropriate plans for evaluating student performance; may deliver lectures as a guest lecturer in courses organized by other faculty. Assist in the training of new employees. Serve as a resource and/or mentor to coworkers. Assist in the development and presentation of department training. Identify training needs and provide necessary coaching.
Required: ·Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent degree Preferred: ·PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or other similar quantitative disciplines ·Experience in a related disipline Other requirements include strong communication and quantitative skills, with experience in research design, and excellent writing and verbal skills.
Skills & Competencies
Strong scientific writing abilities
·Programming - Basic
Working knowledge of computer programming
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis
·Statistics - Intermediate
Familiarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display
·Research Methods Skills
Designing and conducting effective research studies that address measurement, data collection, and validity issues; identifying or developing appropriate, accurate, relevant, and reliable measurement methods; drawing appropriate conclusions from study results
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.