Posting Details Posting Number G/R11755P
Working Title Post-Doctoral Associate Department VPR-Center for Family Research About the University of Georgia
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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.
(1) Data analysis and manuscript preparation: Several lab projects have finished data collection. The postdoctoral associate will organize data files, conduct quality assurance checks, and prepare data for analysis. In partnership with the study PI, he/she will conduct analyses and prepare manuscripts and presentations to disseminate findings.
Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities
(2) Ensure projects are implemented in alignment with proposal and IRB approved protocols: Develop study manuals, modify protocols as needed to improve capacity for meeting aims of proposal, and problem-solve as issues arise; establish study timeline and supervise research assistants in accordance with data collection goals; meet regularly with project investigators to provide updates on data collection.
Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities
(3) Team organization: assist with scheduling, coordination, and integration among study team members; coordinate communication and study-related activities to maximize efficiencies and minimize redundancy in tasks.
Percentage of time 20
Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary
This position will organize and manage research tasks across several large- scale research studies focused on social determinants of health. The lab currently has several studies that are ongoing, including: (1) Annual studies focused on how stressful life experiences influence response to influenza vaccination; (2) an ongoing longitudinal study of African American families in rural Georgia; and (3) a new study of risk and resilience among African American families. Tasks will be distributed across the three projects, and day-to-day work will vary based on fluctuations in each study's current needs. This person in this position will supervise the work of Research Assistants and coordinate with staff at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit at UGA to facilitate data collection. The postdoctoral associate is responsible for conducting data quality checks and addressing missing data before preparing data for analyses. The associate will assist with preparation of (1) all IRB materials throughout the duration of the project, (2) project updates as requested by the Principal Investigator, (3) annual progress reports for submission to the federal sponsor and private foundations. The associate will analyze data and collaborate with their faculty mentor to prepare manuscripts for scientific review and publication.
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Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No
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