• Post Doctoral Fellow

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2018 2:06 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-45486
    Category
    Research
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    CPH Center for Tobacco Studies
    Post End Date
    12/19/2018
  • Overview

    The Center for the Study of Tobacco is seeking a qualified candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship position. The training program seeks a candidate with a strong interest in tobacco prevention and control and health disparities research. The fellow will be eligible to work on existing NIH-funded research projects and develop new projects through faculty-mentored research. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of re-appointment for a second year, contingent upon performance and career development needs. The Center for the Study of Tobacco resides in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and is part of the largest academic research center in the state. The COPH was created in 2001 with a portion of the state’s tobacco settlement funds and a public mandate to conduct education and research supporting health improvement. Accredited degree programs include MPH, MHA, PhD, and DrPH programs. We offer a collaborative work environment and productive partnerships with the UAMS Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions, and the UAMS Graduate School, as well as state health agencies, health care providers, business and law schools, and other academic institutions.

     

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

    Each applicant MUST apply online and send the following information directly to MKulik@uams.edu along with applying for the position on this site:

    1. a curriculum vitae
    2. a two-page statement of purpose explaining your interest in tobacco control research, prior research experience and your career objectives
    3. a writing sample by you as the single or primary author
    4. contact information for two references

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary: Offered commensurate with experience

     

    Responsibilities

    Tobacco control and health disparities related research, collaborating on faculty projects and developing own projects: generating research ideas/questions, drafting analysis plans to answer research questions, carrying out (statistical) analyses 

     

    Drafting manuscripts for publication, based on performed research; preparing presentations in order to disseminate research results and findings; presentations can be local or at a national conference.  

     

    Career/knowledge development activities: going to seminars or classes relevant for to the fellow’s research interest and career development goals, e.g. Grand Rounds of the Rockefeller Cancer Institute, meetings of the Center for the Study of Tobacco.

     

    May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

    • Excellent quantitative skills.
    • Strong writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills are required.
    • Knowledge of MS Office programs.
    • Ability to use to statistical software, and reference manager software.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Completion of a PhD (public health, epidemiology, behavioral sciences or other related areas), MD, PharmD, or equivalent degree at an accredited institution prior to the start date of the fellowship.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with statistical software, as is familiarity with analyzing large national data sets or health claims data.

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Never
    Sit: Never
    Walk: Never
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Never
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Never
    Talk: Never
    Hear: Never
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Not required
    Hazards: None

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