Post-Doctoral Associate

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Post-Doctoral Associate


VPR-Center for Family Research

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


(1) Data analysis and manuscript preparation: Several lab projects have finished data collection. The postdoctoral associate will organize data files, conduct quality assurance checks, and prepare data for analysis. In partnership with the study PI, he/she will conduct analyses and prepare manuscripts and presentations to disseminate findings.

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(2) Ensure projects are implemented in alignment with proposal and IRB approved protocols: Develop study manuals, modify protocols as needed to improve capacity for meeting aims of proposal, and problem-solve as issues arise; establish study timeline and supervise research assistants in accordance with data collection goals; meet regularly with project investigators to provide updates on data collection.

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(3) Team organization: assist with scheduling, coordination, and integration among study team members; coordinate communication and study-related activities to maximize efficiencies and minimize redundancy in tasks.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

This position will organize and manage research tasks across several large-scale research studies focused on social determinants of health. The lab currently has several studies that are ongoing, including: (1) Annual studies focused on how stressful life experiences influence response to influenza vaccination; (2) an ongoing longitudinal study of African American families in rural Georgia; and (3) a new study of risk and resilience among African American families. Tasks will be distributed across the three projects, and day-to-day work will vary based on fluctuations in each study’s current needs. This person in this position will supervise the work of Research Assistants and coordinate with staff at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit at UGA to facilitate data collection. The postdoctoral associate is responsible for conducting data quality checks and addressing missing data before preparing data for analyses. The associate will assist with preparation of (1) all IRB materials throughout the duration of the project, (2) project updates as requested by the Principal Investigator, (3) annual progress reports for submission to the federal sponsor and private foundations. The associate will analyze data and collaborate with their faculty mentor to prepare manuscripts for scientific review and publication.

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Lift/carry 20lbs

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Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time