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Community Health Post-Doctoral Associate

The University of Georgia
SW District

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Community Health Post-Doctoral Associate


CAES-Southwest District CES

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 15 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 18 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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Regular hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; occasional evenings and weekends as needed

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SW District

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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]).


Vaccine education, literacy, and access program delivery, leadership, training, and coordination

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Work with UGA Extension and Morehouse School of Medicine faculty, researchers, and data analysts, to inform database development and monitoring for needs assessment and to inform research and outreach initiatives

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Assistance with community-engaged research and program evaluation coordination, including data collection, data management, data analysis, reporting to external oversight organizations, report writing, scientific publication writing and review

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Coordinate activities with graduate and undergraduate students and interns

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

The Community Health Program and Research Coordinator will work with the partner institutions, UGA Extension and Morehouse School of Medicine, faculty and researchers to support, implement, and evaluate community health research and capacity building initiatives related to vaccine education

Work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams to foster a systems approach to community health.

Work collaboratively with state and federal agencies, other universities, industry, the Georgia CTSA, partners, and other entities to expand program reach in the areas of vaccine education and access

Collaborate with partner institutions faculty, to conduct focus groups to inform alignment of needs with resources and to mitigate decision and access barriers

Facilitate local health coalitions meetings to assess and prioritize community needs, document prioritized needs, and communicate with various stakeholders at the state and local level, and support development of vaccine education and access.

Provide training for local faculty and staff, coalitions, and other community stakeholders on vaccine education and access and public health principles.

Conduct educational meetings in local communities to address vaccine hesitancy.

Support translational research and vaccine education and access projects through activities such as data collection, data management, data analysis, report writing and contribution to scientific publications, presentations, and reports.

Collaborate with partner institutions faculty, to conduct focus groups to inform alignment of needs with resources and to mitigate decision and access barriers

Serve as a liaison between partner institutions, the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, local communities, and other key stakeholders

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) preferred

Graduate degree (Ph.D. DPH) in the field preferred

Three or more years of experience in public/community health, Extension, teaching, research or related area. Experience working with diverse audiences; utilizing distance learning technologies. Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), and/or Certified in Public Health.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Experience working with community leadership groups

Experience in research (data collection, data management, data analysis, writing for scientific publications) preferred

Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment involving multi-tasking

Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills

Strong writing skills

Ability to work independently and in teams.

Ability to work with a wide variety of colleagues and audiences including academic colleagues, medical professionals, practitioners, Extension agents, graduate and undergraduate students and the public

Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

Physical Demands:

Lift up to 40 pounds

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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