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Job Title: Postdoc Research Associate - Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health
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Organization: Texas A&M University
Posted: 7/2/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: College Station,  TX    USA
Position Description: The Health Promotion and Genomics Lab ( in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University is looking for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct social and behavioral science research projects in Public Health Genomics and Cancer Prevention. The HPG lab currently has three Postdoctoral Research Associates, five Ph.D. students, five master students, and several undergraduate and graduate level student workers. Successful candidate will assist in various tasks, including literature review, study design, survey questions development, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, manuscripts/reports writing, student workers' supervision, and working with the Project Director (Dr. Lei-Shih Chen, Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology) for coordinating and managing relevant projects as well as other duties as assigned. The candidate is expected to work independently and/or collaborative with other lab members by using advanced statistic skills (e.g., structural equation modeling) to analyze large datasets and write manuscripts. A strong writing skill is required. This appointment is supported by an external funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits will be provided. The selected candidate will be appointed for one year. Reappointment will be subject to continuation of external funding.

Job Description: Conduct social and behavioral science research projects in Public Health Genomics and Cancer Prevention

Responsibilities: 1. Managing and analyzing data gathered for research projects. 2. Writing manuscripts, abstracts, and reports related to research project. 3. Coordinating and managing tasks and time line associated with research project. 4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Required Education and Experience: Ph.D. in public health, health education, psychology, sociology, anthropology or related fields. If the degree had not been conferred at the time applicant applied for a postdoc position, a letter needs to be attached from the school's official Graduate Office and/or Registrar's Office certifying that all requirements for the degree have been met and stating the degree conferral date.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Excellent scientific writing skills. 2. Excellent computer abilities and language skills in English. Excellent communication skills and be able to work as a team player. 3. Being detailed-oriented and patient.  4. Ability to perform several tasks concurrently and have good time management and organizational skills. 5. Strong quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis skills. 6. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in grant management and having prior work experience in grant-funded projects. Excellent language skills in Chinese/Mandarin. Published at least three peer-reviewed articles. Able to travel/drive to multiple sites in Texas.

Organization Description: Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas with a population of nearly 230,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston, and Austin. The area boasts a low cost of living, good educational and support for children, sunbelt environment, and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country. There are many choices for houses, condos, and apartments with swimming pools and/or Jacuzzis to rent. The university provides free bus shuttles for most of places in town in seven days per week. The weather is nice (almost no snowing). Various food and supermarkets are available. Texas A&M has the 6th largest student body in the nation with more than 58,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Ranked among the nation’s top 25 public universities and top 10 public engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report, Texas A&M ranks 7th among US universities with an endowment of more than $5 billion. The university also holds membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 63 research institutions with this distinction.

Closing Date: 10/2/2018
Desired Starting Date: 7/9/2018
Contact Name: Lei-Shih Chen,  Postdoc Research Associate - Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health
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How to Apply: To Apply: Please go to US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station- TAMU/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R-008079-1 to submit the CV, cover letter stating your qualification for this position, and names, job titles, employers, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is as soon as possible.

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