POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - DUKE GLOBAL HEALTH

Duke University

United States

May 28, 2022

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - DUKE GLOBAL HEALTH

Requisition Number:: 187708

Date: Apr 27, 2022

Location:

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Malaria and Implementation Research

The Duke Global Health Institute announces a postdoctoral fellowship, to start as early as Sept 1, 2022, for a minimum of one year, and renewable for an additional 2 years contingent upon performance and funding availability. The fellowship will focus on implementation science to address the problem of presumptive treatment of fevers with antimalarials.

This position is under the direct supervision of faculty member Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara, PhD, and will support a skilled scientist interested in developing a career in malaria and vector-borne disease, health services, and implementation science research. The postdoctoral fellow will be a member of the Duke Global Health Institute and also participate fully on the NIH-funded project entitled “A randomized experiment of malaria diagnostic te sting and conditional s ubsidies to t arget A CTs in the r e t ail sector: the TESTsmART trial”. The TESTsmART project seeks to work with the retail sector to improve access to diagnostic testing for malaria and rational antimalarial use. The fellow will have access to existing datasets and participate in prospective study design and data collection with the possibility to incorporate new ideas into upcoming surveys and patient encounters.

The TESTsmART project and the PI are based in Eldoret, Kenya, one of Duke Global Health Institute's priority partnership locations. The fellow will be based in Eldoret with regular travel to associated field sites, including Lagos, Nigeria, and occasional travel to the United States. The fellow will have the opportunity to establish professional relationships with Moi University colleagues, collaborators from Clinton Health Access Initiative, and government policy-makers. S/he will also have access to quantitative resources and mentorship within the DGHI Research Design and Analysis Core. They will also be part of the vibrant community of post-doctoral scholars working with DGHI. Responsibilities of the position include project oversight, mentorship of team members and students, study design and planning, data analysis, manuscript writing and grant preparation. The fellow will work as part of a team of 15 other staff including data managers, study coordinators, site supervisors, and research assistants. The fellow will be expected to gradually take on leadership and management responsibilities within the team. The successful candidate will also help the team to branch out into new strategic areas of research.

Individuals who have completed a PhD or DrPH in applied statistics, epidemiology, public health, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong writing, presentation, and communication skills, good project management and leadership abilities, and excellent analytical reasoning and quantitative skills.

Ideal applicants will be interested in the intersection of rigorous quantitative methods and real-world application to policy. Applicants with experience or interest in malaria are especially encouraged to apply. Experience working abroad in resource-limited settings is desirable.

The position comes with a full-time salary, benefits, and funding for travel support to one international conference per year.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, one or more writing samples, and names of at least two references to https: // academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12429. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and some applicants may be asked to submit reference letters.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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