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Research Associate Public Health Sciences

Research Associate Public Health Sciences

  • R0043044
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Becca Krukowski and Dr. Jamie Zoellner, as well as other investigators and project staff in the PHS department and Community-Based Health Equity research program. The research experiences will span a number of community-based research projects that target obesity- and cancer-related initiatives. The candidate will receive mentoring in grant writing and will have the opportunity to engage in multiple projects, including several National Institutes of Health and foundation grants. As appropriate, the candidate can expect to obtain advanced training in digital behavioral interventions, remote data collection and monitoring, cancer-related disparities, community-based participatory research, rural health, implementation science, and interdisciplinary team science. Funds will be available for conference travel and other training experiences.

To learn more about the research program please visit: https://med.virginia.edu/phs/research-programs-affiliated-centers/community-based-health-equity-research-program/

Qualifications :
  • Doctorate in behavioral sciences, nutrition, health sciences, exercise science, public health, psychology, sociology or related field is required by the start date of the appointment
  • Expertise and training in obesity and/or cancer, community-based research required
  • Must have a strong interest and experience in community-based research and working with at-risk and diverse communities
  • Interest in translational science and working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists required
  • Data management and statistical analytic skills required
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including record of peer-review publications and scholarly presentations required
  • Strong track record in cooperative work required
  • Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with the ability to interact professionally in both research and community environments required
  • Strong work habits and the ability to work independently and with diverse groups required
  • Experience working on federally funded research trials preferred

This position may be based in Charlottesville or UVA's satellite office in Christiansburg, Virginia. This position will require periodic in-state and occasional overnight travel


Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, “R0043044” complete the application online and attach:

• CV

• Cover letter describing your research interests

• Contact information for 3 references

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

*** To receive full consideration applicants should submit all of the above documents ***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Recruiter at rmo2r@virginia.edu .

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health assessment per University Policy.

This position is restricted and continuation is contingent upon the continuation of funding.

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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