Postdoctoral Research Associate - Rural Community Diabetes Care and Prevention

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Rural Community Diabetes Care and Prevention GENERAL REQUISITION INFORMATION

EEO Statement: UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2023-074 Department COPH Health Promotion 50005431 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Public Health FTE: 1.0 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule M-F, flexible Requisition Category Research - Academic Requisition Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Rural Community Diabetes Care and Prevention Job Title/Academic Rank Postdoctoral Research Associate - Rural Community Diabetes Care and Prevention Additional Requisition Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Rural Community Diabetes Care and Prevention Appointment Type A1 - REG OTHER ACAD SAL Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience Job/EEO Category Professional Non-Faculty (Includes Other Academic) Job Requisition Begin Date 02/24/2023 Position Qualification

Position Summary The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work in the research group at the College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and work with collaborators at the College of Medicine. This role will contribute to a privately funded, rural whole-of-community project to improve diabetes care, education, and prevention over the next two years. The project is focused on building the capacity of two rural community systems in Nebraska to integrate clinic-to-community evidence-based diabetes services, education and community-engaged physical activity, nutrition, and obesity prevention efforts. A multidisciplinary team is working in collaboration with rural healthcare systems, public health departments and other community-based organizations. This position will report to Dr. David Dzewaltowski, Professor, Community Chair for Activity, Nutrition, Obesity Prevention at UNMC/College of Public Health. This is a full-time position with possibility for remote work.The Dzewaltowski lab takes a team science approach to the work conducted. Duties of this position include preparation of scholarly products, including peer-reviewed publications, conference abstracts, and grant applications. Additional opportunities to contribute to creation and implementation of research study design, evaluation and data analyses. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to have strong scientific writing skills, data analysis skills, and a good early track record of submitted or published peer-reviewed articles. Preference will be given to individuals pursuing a scientific career who have a strong desire to lead independent projects and publish.
This position allows for opportunities to develop and hone skills around community and health systems integration, and may include helping to facilitate community coalition work, data collection and analysis, data visualization, and report writing. Required Qualifications Ph.D. completed in an appropriate scientific field contributing to interdisciplinary population health research (e.g., public health, bioinformatics, social sciences, physical activity, nutrition) Supplemental Qualifications · Experience identifying grant funding opportunities and preparing well-targeted grant applications.· Proficiency in community and/or health systems theory.· Experience with rural community populations including: children, youth, adults and families with diabetes.· Experience with physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and diabetes as outcome measures.· Experience with development, implementation, and management of community and/or clinic research protocols.· Broad population health research technical competence; for example, capacity to troubleshoot data collection, processing and analysis errors.· Experience in community engaged health promotion (e.g., CHNAs, CHIPs, MAPP)· Proficiency in comparative effectiveness-implementation study design and methods.· Proficiency in community case study design and methods.· Proficiency in applied statistics.· Experience writing, good communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team Working Environment & Physical Requirements WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment Other working environment Remote work possible. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

Bending, stooping, twisting Not Applicable Crawling Not Applicable Driving Not Applicable Kneeling Not Applicable Reaching Not Applicable Sitting Over 5 hours Standing Occasionally Squatting Not Applicable Walking Occasionally EXPOSURES

Atmospheric No Blood/body fluids No Chemical hazards No Working on or around moving machinery No Electrical current No Noise No Changes of temperature/humidity No Wear PPE No Work with laboratory animals No Radiation Operating hand/power tools No If you answered yes to any area above, please explain Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation NA Repetitive Motion NA Grasping NA If you selected any area above, please explain Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. EEO Statement EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Applicant Documents Required Documents
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    1. * Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
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    2. * If you have not yet graduated, can you provide an enrollment verification or enrollment certificate with expected graduation date from your university or institution? This can be uploaded as "other document"
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    3. * If you do not yet have the degree required for this position, what is your expected graduation date?
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    4. * How many published articles do you have?
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    5. * Of these published articles, how many are you first-author
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    6. * Please enter the name of your doctoral degree-granting institution.
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    7. * How many years of postgraduate research experience do you have as of the date you are submitting this application?
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