1+ months

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU08634
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $50,000-$60,000
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Ph.D. or M.D.
Required Related Experience
Health/biomedical informatics, computer/information science, human-centered computing, human factors, computational social science, health sciences, communication, or other related areas 
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting at computer workstation for long periods of time
 Job Related Travel 
Monday – Friday, specific schedule TBD 
Job Summary
The College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky has an open Postdoctoral Research Scholar (PRS) position. The appointment will run for one to two years. The selected candidate will serve under the supervision and training of Dr. Anthony Faiola, who is professor and associate dean of research in the college. The scholar will join an interdisciplinary team that includes researchers from the fields of medicine, health informatics, applied health sciences, engineering, and computer/information science. Research will focus on the study, development, and implementation of mobile health and/or telehealth in clinical and non-clinical environments, and their broader impact on health outcomes. 
Experience or demonstrated interest in critical care, cancer, health disparities/equity, and health behavior interventions are important. The scholar will perform research, supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students, write grants, and research papers for publication. Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance (on campus and remote) will be an essential job requirement, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. It is expected that the scholar will split their time between supporting the research of his/her supervisor and conducting their own independent research, which the supervisor will serve as a collaborator. In either case, the individual will have available the strength of the research team to support their research. 

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky (UK) is one of six health colleges—as well as a consider number of research from Engineering, Computer Science, and Business who also participate in health-related research. CHS is consistently ranked among the top 25 nationwide in research funding for colleges of allied health. CHS has 120 full-time research and clinical faculty, within five departments. CHS’s projected 2020-21 external funding is $10 million. CHS researchers are awarded grants from a variety of federal and state agencies and foundations. CHS faculty collaborate with research partners from both within and outside our college on projects that are funded by multiple agencies and organizations, including NIH, NSF, and DoD. CHS research includes laboratory-based studies, community-based projects, and scholarship in teaching and learning. CHS focuses on patient care and basic science research the impacts prevention, rehabilitation, outcomes and health monitoring. CHS programs include the fields of physical therapy, athletic training, clinical nutrition, communication sciences and disorders, human health sciences, clinical leadership, physician assistant studies, rehabilitation sciences, human health sciences. UK is a public research university with a Carnegie R1 Research University classification that includes 70 centers and institutes. The $393 million UK spent on R&D in FY 2018 generated more than $725 million in economic activity across the Commonwealth. UK has a direct, and significant, economic impact on Kentucky. 

Applicants should apply online and submit the following documents:
1.    Curriculum Vitae and Names and contact information of three academic references
2.    Cover letter (2-page max.)
3.    Research statement (4-page max.)
4.    A statement indicating how their scholarship contributes to our mission of creating a healthier world through health information technology or mobile/telehealth. (2-page max.)
5.    Four writing samples, preferably a recently published or in press peer reviewed journal article or conference proceedings. Providing online links is acceptable rather than PDFs.

For more information about the position you may contact: 
Dr. Anthony Faiola
Professor & Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship
College of Health Sciences
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
·         Proficiency in R or similar commonly used statistical languages
·         Design, prototyping, user experience (usability) testing of mobile/information health technologies
·         Effective problem solving/critical thinking
·         Ability to work independently, with high level of motivation
·         Strong organizational and project/team management skills
·         Experience in leading, coordinating, and/or supervising the work of others
·         Must have a strong background in human subject’s research methods, study design, statistics and statistical software, and programming skills necessary to handle medium to large datasets
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
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: 2022-08-31 Expires: 2023-03-01

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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