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Postdoctoral Fellow-Neophytou Lab
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
 
 
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Date Posted June 21, 2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Statistical Genetics
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Position Summary

The postdoctoral fellow will be working on a research projects under the supervision of Dr Neophytou. These projects will provide opportunities to perform mediation analysis for potentially mediated effects of air pollution on children’s respiratory and metabolic health, environmental exposures and perinatal outcomes, and determinants of differential effects of environmental exposures in different populations. The responsibilities of this position will involve data management and statistical analyses, as well as other research activities including communication/dissemination of results such as presentations at seminars and conferences and manuscript preparation for peer-reviewed publication. The postdoctoral fellow is also encouraged to assist in mentoring graduate students related to statistical data analyses and interpretation of results. Finally, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to assist Dr. Neophytou in writing grant applications for future projects.

Required Job Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Environmental Health, or a closely-related field. Applicants must have the degree by the date of hire

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience in:
– Human subjects research;
– Analyses of clinical and subclinical health data;
– Data management;
– Statistical analysis and experience with advanced epidemiologic methods with causal inference
applications;
– Machine learning;

Demonstrated communication skills (written and oral);

Organizational and time management skills;

Supervisory experience;

The ability to work independently and within collaborative, multidisciplinary teams.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Data Analyses and Project Management

Duty/Responsibility

Carry out tasks related to the conduct of the research projects.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for statistical analyses relating to research projects. Performing statistical analyses will require the following: proficiency with statistical software such as SAS or R, familiarity with advanced epidemiologic methods including causal mediation analysis, as well as methods for prolonged exposures such as distributed-lag modelling.

Other tasks related to project management include coordinating paperwork for progress reports and human subjects reviews pertaining to the grant.

Percentage Of Time

75

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Communication

Duty/Responsibility

Interact and communicate with project stakeholder groups. Preparation of research results for presentations in seminars and conferences as well as manuscript writing for peer-reviewed publication.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Supervision

Duty/Responsibility

Supervise graduate and undergraduate students, student hourly and non-student-hourly employees and volunteers in a support role.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Grant Writing

Duty/Responsibility

Support role in grant proposal writing

Percentage Of Time

5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. The position will remain open until filled, however, for full consideration applications should be received by April 26, 2020. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jean Runyan, jean.runyan@colostate.edu

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact

Andreas Neophytou - andreas.neophytou@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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