Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Employer
NC State University
Location
Raleigh, NC
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details

Posting Number:

PG180168PD

Position Number:

00107487

Position Type:

Post Doc

FLSA:

Exempt

Department ID:

172201 - Biological Sciences

Department:

172201 - Biological Sciences

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

This postdoctoral research scholar will conduct epidemiologic analyses of the GenX Exposure Study data so that we can provide results to the affected communities in a timely fashion.

The GenX Exposure study is an environmental epidemiology study of residents in Wilmington and Fayetteville, NC, whose water has been contaminated with per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for up to 40 years. Biological and environmental samples have been collected and up to 12 PFAS (both newly identified and historically used) have been identified in the blood of study participants. The project is community based and report back of findings is key. Research team includes epidemiologists, engineers, toxicologists, physicians, and study and data managers.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct epidemiologic analyses of the GenX exposure study data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and present findings at both community and scientific meetings. Statistical analyses will involve analyses of chemical mixtures as well as repeated measures analysis. The fellow will be part of an active research team and will participate in data collection and community report back as appropriate. Fellow will have the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunity exists to develop new research ideas using stored biological specimens or additional data collection.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Occasional travel to Wilmington and Fayetteville, NC for community meetings and data collection.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Work Schedule:

M-F 40 hours a week. Some evenings for community meetings.

Department Required Skills:

Doctorate in Environmental Epidemiology or similar training
Statistical analysis including linear and logistic regression as well as multilevel modeling for analysis of mixtures. Experience with SAS or R.
Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

Use of RedCap for data management
Training with regard to data security protections.
Experience with Community-Engaged Research or environmental justice related projects.
Spanish speaking.
Experience with human subjects research (CITI training or similar).
Data visualization experience
Training in environmental exposure assessment

Required License or Certification:

n/a

Valid NC Driver's License required?:

Yes

Commercial Driver's License Required?:

No

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$50,000-$60,000

Job Open Date:

06/14/2021

Quick Link:

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/114749

AA/EOE:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Organization

NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

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NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

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More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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