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Post-Doctoral Scholar
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
Date Posted 01/05/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU08768
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,000 - $55,000 (NIH Post Doc pay scale)
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD, DrPH, or other doctoral degree in public health, sociology, psychology, or similar field completed within the past five years 
Required Related Experience
Track record of scientific publications
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time, Repetitive motion
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, some weekends and evenings as needed 
Job Summary
 The Markey Cancer Center is currently seeking a Post-doctoral Scholar who will be trained under Dr. Pamela Hull. This position offers an intensive mentored training experience in community-engaged research, implementation science, quality improvement, and implementation of evidence-based guidelines for cancer prevention and control (e.g., HPV vaccine, cancer screenings). The training experience includes working on all aspects of community engagement efforts and research projects, disseminating research findings, and developing a research agenda to prepare for transitioning to an independent community-engaged researcher and implementation scientist in a faculty position. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: assist with data collection and analysis, assist with development of intervention content, prepare measurement tools and study protocols, collaborate with community partners, plan and implement dissemination activities, prepare scientific manuscripts as lead author and co-author, present research at conferences, and submit at least one funding application. 
This position will have a hybrid work arrangement. 
IMPORTANT:  To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application being sure to only put one (1) job title for each entry (multiple job titles for one employer must have separate entries), the number of hours worked per week and your ending salary.  You will also be required to upload a cover letter, CV, Transcript and a writing sample.
To view our exceptional benefits, please visit https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits .  
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.   
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Experience or demonstrated interest in implementation science, cancer prevention/control, health disparities, health behavior interventions, and evidence-based interventions/practices. 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Demonstrated evidence of a research agenda focused on cancer prevention and control (e.g., HPV vaccination, nutrition, physical activity, cancer screening) and demonstrated interest in community-engaged research and implementation science. Experience working with populations that experience health disparities, such as racial/ethnic minorities, rural, Appalachian, and/or low-income populations. 
Deadline to Apply 01/25/2022
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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