Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health is seeking three post-doctoral fellows with doctoral degrees in public health or an allied science to work closely with Dr. Hannah Cooper on several NIDA-funded R01 studies with people who use drugs in rural and urban areas. Projects include:
(1) A longitudinal qualitative study designed to “walk alongside” pregnant/ postpartum people who use drugs, to learn about their (1) health concerns, (2) harm reduction and other health practices, (3) experiences engaging with services, and (4) the influences of their risk environments on these concerns, practices, and service engagement. Participants will live in two racialized rural regions in Georgia and in two racialized urban regions in Georgia.
(2) A longitudinal mixed methods study with people who use drugs in rural Kentucky, designed to understand the impact of risk environments on harm reduction practices, and the impact of a community-driven intervention on these practices.
(3) A longitudinal DiD analysis of existing data analyzing the impact of policies on drug-related harms and people who inject drugs, and inequities in these harms, using multiple waves of data from the CDC’s NHBS project.
In addition to working with Dr. Cooper, post-doctoral fellows will also be able to work with a wide range of investigators on these projects (e.g., Drs. April Young, Rasheeta Chandler, Natalie Hernandez, Anandi Sheth, Claire Sterk, Sabriya Linton, Danielle Hayley, Umed Ibragimov, Leo Beletsky, Janet Cummings, Courtney Yarbrough).
Fellows will dedicate most of their time to writing papers and analyzing related data. Successful applicants will have expertise in harm reduction and/or maternal health, and extensive expertise with analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. Candidates must have recently earned a doctorate, or, if they are still in candidacy, must have scheduled their defense date.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent in in public health or an allied science. Candidates must have recently earned a doctorate, or, if they are still in candidacy, must have scheduled their defense date. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Successful applicants will have expertise in harm reduction and/or maternal health, and extensive expertise with analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
The fellow will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. This fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, with a possible one- to three-year extension, based on funding and performance. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and CV to Dr. Cooper at email@example.com and submit an application via Emory Careers. When emailing Dr. Cooper, the subject heading on the email message should read “R01 Post-doctoral application.” Applications will be reviewed beginning on June 15, with a start date of 7/1/23 or later.
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