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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities and Technology (BESI-C Postdoctoral Research Associate)


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities and Technology (BESI-C Postdoctoral Research Associate)

  • R0037543
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia seeks qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on reducing cancer health disparities through the use of innovative technology. Unique in scope and primed for interdisciplinary scholarship, this Post-Doctoral Fellowship position is designed for an emerging scholar committed to a research career. The post-doc will join an existing Principal Investigator in the School of Nursing and a team of interdisciplinary collaborators to support the work of a funded NIH R01 grant testing the use of mobile sensor technology to characterize cancer pain in the home setting from the perspective of both patients and family caregivers in rural Virginia (see www.besic.org ). The candidate should have an interest in patient-facing, cancer-related nursing research. Experience and interest in at least one of the following research areas is desirable: generating data visualizations; managing and analyzing complex datasets; remote health monitoring system development and deployment; and/or mobile health applications and related data collection and analysis.

The candidate will have the opportunity for robust partnerships among UVA’s Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and the Biocomplexity Institute, along with The George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science. Candidates will receive guidance in developing and conducting research, and close mentoring in grant writing/proposal development, manuscript preparation and publication; supplemental funding opportunities may be available. Mentorship in the program is designed to support the candidate’s growth and trajectory as an independent scientist. The candidate will join a cohort of post-doctoral scholars at UVA and will have access to a wealth of resources within the SON, UVA Health, and the University at-large to support professional development activities and long-term career success (for example, see PhD Plus .) Though part of a large interdisciplinary research team, the post-doc research fellow must be able to work independently as well. The position will include the opportunity to co-direct students also working on the project and will provide experience in supervising research that is valuable preparation for a faculty position.

Successful candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrate evidence of a developing program of research. Salary offered will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for additional one-year increments (up to 3 years), contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The position will be full-time (12 months) with a negotiable start date. Initial hybrid and remote work options will be considered, with the expectation that the candidate will be on-site in Charlottesville at a later date.

Postdoctoral Eligibility:
  • Applicants must hold the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a relevant discipline by their start date.
  • Applicants must show evidence of commitment to a career in research and teaching at the college or university level.

To Apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition R0037543. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following Required materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of interest (no longer than 2 pages) that clearly describes your: a) qualifications and experience related to the position advertised above; b) 1-year and 5-year career goals; and c) plans for advancing your research program.
  • A list of three professional references which includes their complete names, addresses, telephone, and e-mail addresses

Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications.

This is a one year appointment that is renewable upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.The position will be full-time (12 months)

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health screening prior to their first day of employment per University policy.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor Virginia LeBaron, vtl6k@virginia.edu . Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter at hjv5vm@virginia.edu .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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