1+ months

Post Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU07062
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,000 - $55,000 (NIH Post Doc pay scale)
Type of Position Student
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

Check all that apply:
☒Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
☐Standing for long periods of time
☐Risk of back injury from moving/lifting, equipment, or materials
☒Repetitive motion
☐Lifting/Carrying up to _______lbs.
☐Pushing/Pulling up to _______ lbs.
☐Job Related Travel
☐Loud Noises
☐Hazardous Chemicals or fumes
☐Temperature extremes
☐Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens/Recombinant DNA/Viral Vectors


Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, some weekends and evenings as needed

Job Summary

The Markey Cancer Center (MCC) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The training will be under Dr. Pamela Hull in the MCC Community Impact Office. This position offers an intensive mentored training experience in community-engaged research, implementation science, and technology-based applications. 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.

To apply please upload your CV, Cover Letter, a Writing Sample and your academic transcript.

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 02/28/2021
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.


Posted: 2020-12-09 Expires: 2021-03-10

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