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Post Doctoral Fellow, College of Nursing

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About UC College of Nursing

As among the oldest nursing schools in the country, the UC College of Nursing has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing innovative procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of populations.

Job Overview

A full time Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available in the Education and Research Center at the University of Cincinnati (UC-ERC). UC-ERC is a training center in the field of occupational safety and health funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be supervised by Dr. Gordon Gillespie in the Office for Research and Scholarship, College of Nursing. The research focuses on the following occupational risk factors among home health and healthcare workers: 1) workplace violence and 2) stress and burnout. This project has a duration of one (1) year with a planned timeline of 04/01/2024 to 3/31/2025.

This position is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, through the Education and Research Center (ERC); therefore, applicants must possess US citizenship or US Permanent Resident status.

Essential Functions

• Conduct research projects in occupational safety and health of home health and healthcare workers. Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote investigation of exposures for healthcare professionals.

• Prepare data analyses, statistical analyses, reports, manuscripts, and presentations of research results.

• Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.

• Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.

• May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.

• Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.

• Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.

• Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in Occupational Health Nursing Science or related field, or the recognized terminal degree or foreign equivalent.

Required Experience

· In-depth knowledge and experience of specialized software programs.

· Ability to develop an App that will assist home health and healthcare workers to prepare for expected exposures in homes and healthcare settings.

Additional Qualifications Considered

· Experience working in larger inter-disciplinary research team (this project includes ergonomists, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, occupational medicine, and occupational safety engineering).

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range of $56,484 dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95390

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