HPS Postdoctoral Research Associate

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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HPS Postdoctoral Research Associate


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UNT College of Health & Public Service

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Commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

The College of Health and Public Service (HPS) at the University of North Texas prepares graduates to address complex social issues such as aging, disability, disaster management and recovery, criminal justice, cultural disparities, and public safety, and find solutions to challenges in public administration, public health, and urban design. We have seven academic departments with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Public Management, the UNT Speech and Hearing Center and a number of professional development and clinical training programs.

HPS students train to lead nonprofits, become educators, researchers and professionals who strengthen our communities by serving as audiologists, behavior analysts, city managers, emergency managers, health care administrators, public safety administrators, public health specialists, rehabilitation counselors, speech language pathologists, social workers, urban planners, and more.

Position Summary:

The UNT College of Health and Public Service (Denton, TX) is seeking a full-time candidate for a postdoctoral fellow position in epidemiology. In this role, the candidate will support research projects and undertake tasks relevant to cancer, and dietary and environmental exposures, as well as maternal and child health. Interest in “omics” is vital. Key responsibilities will be data analysis, manuscript writing, and assistance in grant preparation.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Ph.D. in epidemiology or related field
•Interest in and/or understanding of public health, epidemiologic principles, cancer biology, molecular epidemiology, research methods, environmental health, air pollution modeling, metabolomics, clinical epidemiology

Preferred Qualifications:

•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Strong multitasking and organizational abilities
•Sense of urgency necessary to meet objectives and deadlines
•Demonstrated accountability and initiative
•Proficiency in R, SAS, or similar statistical program

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear

Area of Specialty:

Epidemiology or related field

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 4/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time