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Postdoctoral Research Associate for VO (NSSAC) - Biocomplexity

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
TOWN CENTER FOUR

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job location: TOWN CENTER FOUR - Remote - Virginia


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-14
Req: R0028328

The Network Systems Science & Advanced Computing (NSSAC) Division of the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative at the University of Virginia (BII) is seeking motivated, enthusiastic, self-driven candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. The incumbent will join our innovative NSF-funded Virtual Organization for Computing Research in Pandemic Preparedness and Resilience (VO), a new three-year pandemic response research roadmap project. As a member of the VO team, the incumbent will have a unique opportunity to explore the policy dimensions of computing in response to pandemic research, develop expertise in new areas at the science-policy interface, help facilitate the creation and promulgation of a research roadmap, and contribute to our ongoing activities.

As an integral part of our team, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will aid in the development, design, and implementation of the dissemination of resources for pandemic research projects around the world. The successful candidate will manage the production, writing, and editing of print and online materials under the supervision of expert principal investigators. Additional responsibilities include participating in unique learning and professional development experiences including the creation of themes for the research roadmap, the organization of workshops and other meetings, and the facilitation of access to the data sets and codes from different NSF CISE RAPID projects. Most importantly, the incumbent will help to coordinate the collaboration of government agencies, industries, and multidisciplinary researchers to understand and combat global pandemics.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to work closely with the VO team, steering committee members, and other subject matter experts by facilitating interactions with working groups, executing workshops and working meetings, and performing independent literature research to ensure the best expertise is brought to bear in material development. The successful candidate will gain experience in effective engagement and project management with the research community and focus on advancing research programs and opportunities across pandemic response computing.

To learn more about NSSAC and BII, visit: https://biocomplexity.virginia.edu/nssac

The UVA Biocomplexity Institute is located in the UVA Research Park at 994 Research Park Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA. Due to the current conditions as a result of COVID-19, this position is expected to begin on a teleworking basis with the expectation to work onsite when it is deemed safe to do so.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in any of the following fields: public policy, health policy, science and technology studies, computer science, data science. Similar or related fields will also be considered. The selected candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in data or health science policy
  • Coursework or experience in data analytics

To apply, complete an application online through Workday and attach the following:

  • Cover letter conveying your particular areas of interest in science-policy
  • Summary of coursework (completed and current, if applicable)
  • CV and list of references

Please note that you MUST upload multiple documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for R0028328.

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for R0028328.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled and. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon satisfactory performance, continued available funding, and business need.

Questions related to the position may be directed to Savanna Galambos, Special Assistant for Administrative Affairs, skh7b@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter das6zb@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position also requires an Education Verification (FSAKA).


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.  

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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