Cornell University, Department of Public and Ecosystem Health

Position ID:Cornell-PEH-RSS [#26892]
Position Title: Research Support Specialist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Public Health
Salary Range:$56,484 to $80,000
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/12/18, listed until 2024/06/18)
Position Description:    

Request for Applications for Research in Public Health Systems Optimization The Meredith Lab in Cornell University’s Department of Public and Ecosystem Health is seeking an outstanding research support specialist/postdoctoral associate in the area of public health systems optimization. This position involves proposal development, designing and conducting research, managing projects, supporting students and other personnel, coordinating with partners, and writing research manuscripts. The candidate will pursue established questions, and will also have latitude to develop their own questions within the context of on-going projects or other topics that our group works on. Our group broadly explores strategies to optimize public health systems design, function, and utilization, primarily with field studies. We are interested in methods that ensure right-fit skills and capacities at the right place and time, and systems optimization that supports strategic decision making to advance health equity and impacts. Specifically, we are investigating post-pandemic public health systems re-development in areas topic areas related to communicable disease prevention, cardiometabolic disease prevention, mental health and wellbeing support, and health services utilization. Current project work is focused on public health in the U.S., particularly among rural communities. Qualifications: • Expertise in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology, public health, implementation science, economics, nutrition) with PhD or similar • Experience in quantitative research, including organization and analysis of complex, quantitative datasets, statistical modeling in Stata or R • Experience in qualitative research that complements quantitative analyses (mixed-methods), including the ability to thematically code • Interest in interdisciplinary methodologies and the integration of different data types • Experience with transparent and reproducible research processes, including up-to-date experience with tools and methods • Experience in planning research activities and writing grant proposals, including project planning, partnership building, research design, narrative writing, and budgets • Detail oriented in the execution of data management and analysis • Excellent organizational skills to plan, coordinate, and execute applied research in a collaborative environment • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including established record writing high-quality documents • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and with culturally diverse colleagues, including: o Ability to create work plans and manage priorities o A thoughtful and reflective approach to cultural competence o Ability to provide clear and consistent communication to actively engage colleagues • Prior experience providing formal and informal mentorship to students and junior colleagues, including cultivating professional and technical skills, developing research ideas and achieving creative solutions to anticipated and unanticipated challenges. Position details: The salary for this position will be based on educational background and relevant experience. The position will be full-time with benefits, including health insurance. The researcher is expected to be present in Ithaca, NY throughout the contract, and office space will be provided at Cornell University. The position is for one year, with a possible extension contingent on funding and performance. How to apply: To apply, upload a single pdf file as LastName.pdf that includes: • brief cover letter detailing the experience and skills you would bring to the position • CV • relevant publication or writing sample • the names and contact information for three references All application materials should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, with hiring to take place as soon as possible. Ideally the candidate will begin the position as soon as February 2024, though the position start date can be negotiated. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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