Post Doctoral Scientist - Center for Injury Research

Post Doctoral Scientist - Center for Injury Research

Nationwide Children's Hospital | Columbus, OH, 43216, US
Salary Range:$41,000 – $48,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) located in Abigail Wexner Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work on NIH and CDC funded research studies that focus on injury prevention and control in children and adolescents, with a particular focus on traumatic brain injury and teen driving safety. We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist with expertise in either traumatic brain injury or teen driving safety. The Post-Doctoral Research Scientist will work under the supervision of Dr. Ginger Yang, the principal investigator and will work closely with other research staff on the team. The person in this position will focus on enhancing their injury research skills including study design, instrument development and validation, and data collection and analysis methodology.

The person will also participate in scientific writing of conference abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and grant applications while working towards a goal of becoming an independent researcher. Current projects include three active NIH funded R01s focusing on:

1. Longitudinally evaluating the driving performance of teen drivers following a mTBI.

2. Testing the effectiveness of parent-focused driving safety interventions on safe driving practices among teen drivers with a traffic violation.

3. Assessing the implementation and cost-effectiveness of translation of an evidence-based safe driving intervention tailored to the needs of rural and urban teen drivers with a traffic violation.

CIRP is one of nine CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers in the U.S. and is the only center to focus primarily on the prevention of injury among children and adolescents. Its faculty members are active in injury research and prevention on local and global levels. Columbus, the state capital, is a vibrant, growing community located in Central Ohio. As the fifteenth largest city in the U.S., it boasts a blend of metropolitan attractions and nearby suburban and rural comfort. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts, recreational activities, and cultural and sporting events, and to continue educational endeavors.

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1. Conduct systematic literature review and synthesis.2. Select an appropriate study design, measurement tool(s), and data collection method(s) to address specific injury research questions.3. Manage and analyze existing injury data analysis, and help plan future research endeavors.4. Prepare scientific papers from the results of the research work, present findings at local and national research conferences, and publish research papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals.5. Participate in grant application writing. Prepare to submit proposal(s) to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.6. If appropriate, collaborate with other ongoing research efforts either at the Research Institute or at The Ohio State University.7. Help train and supervise research staff as needed in performing specific research activities essential to carrying out the research program.8. Work toward research independence.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED1. Earned PhD in the field of Public Health, or equivalent degree.2. Prior experience of injury and violence research.3. Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.4. Strong problem solving skills and proficiency with statistical packages such as SAS, STATA, and/or SPSS.5. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.6. At least 3 published articles in peer-reviewed journals either as a lead author or co-author.Please submit a cover letter with your application expressing your interest in injury research and future career goals.MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see, hear, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty. The job may include sitting for extended periods, talking on the phone/in person meetings, typing on a computer keyboard, and/or standing/walking for extended periods of time. Performance of principal duties and responsibilities may require the ability to travel. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/