University of Nebraska Medical Center: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Institution (Location)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Position Description

The Department of Health Promotion, located within the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), seeks to hire a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to be part of a whole-of-community project to improve diabetes care, education, and prevention. The Diabetes On Track initiative is a 3-year pilot project funded through the Diabetes Care Foundation to improve Nebraska’s capacity to address diabetes care, education, and prevention efforts. The initiative is currently being implemented in two rural communities in Nebraska through close collaboration with the local Health Departments, hospitals, health clinics and other local organizations. This position will work with investigators across the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine and will report directly to Dr. David Dzewaltowski, Professor, Community Chair for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. We anticipate the Postdoctoral Research Associate to be a two-year position, with possible renewal after the first year based on organizational fit and successful performance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The person hired for this specific opening will serve as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and will be responsible for:
• Contribute to scientific knowledge by developing, submitting, and delivering conference presentations and publishing manuscripts.
• Build and maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in chronic disease management, diabetes-specific prevention and care management, value-based payment models, and others as identified.
• Identify, contribute to and lead grant applications and RFPs.
• Support the development of project deliverables by participating in planning sessions, creating outlines, and reviewing drafts.
• Support development of measurement tools by attending planning sessions and reviewing tools.
• Provide guidance and feedback to work team members on project plans, measurement tools, data analysis, and other deliverables.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

The successful candidate will have Ph.D. completed in an appropriate scientific field contributing to interdisciplinary population health research (e.g., public health, bioinformatics, social sciences, physical activity, nutrition).

How to Apply

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at and provide a 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) listing of three references; and 4) statement of research philosophy.

For More Information
Please contact Dr. David Dzewaltowski ([email protected] or 402-552-6873)

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to improving the future of health and health care in Nebraska and beyond. Areas of emphasis at UNMC include cancer and infectious diseases.
Omaha, with a population around 900,000, is the largest city in Nebraska. It has a diverse economy that has not only retained its core agricultural products but also expanded to include banking, insurance, telecommunications, and other high-technology industries. A strong economy, affordable housing, clean air and water, safe environment, excellent educational options as well as a variety of cultural, athletic, and outdoor activities make Omaha a great place to live.

UNMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



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