Job ID: 149311

Post-Doctoral Research Associate -- COVID-19

North Dakota State University

  • Nov. 9, 2020
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate -- COVID-19
  • Public Health
  • North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND
  • Review begins 01/1/2021. Open until filled.
  • As soon as available
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases

The Department of Public Health (DPH) at North Dakota State University invites applicants for a post-doctoral research associate for a full-time, fully funded, two-year research project.

This person will primarily oversee a subcontracted project from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the epidemiology of COVID-19 in North Dakota, including changing factors with the implementation of vaccines. As part of the NDDoH Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases grant, NDSU and the University of North Dakota (UND) have partnered to study SARS-CoV-2 infection in a representative sample of North Dakota households. This will be accomplished by performing laboratory tests and surveys on household members to establish the point prevalence and the cumulative incidence of infection with SARS-CoV-2 over successive waves through 2021-2022. This project will also assess the utility and accuracy of serology testing to define the cumulative incidence of infection in a population through comparison with a measure of T-cell immunity and known prior PCR positivity. In addition, it will examine sociodemographic risk factors, exposures, and access to testing, healthcare, and vaccines. The post-doctoral research associate will play a large role in coordinating study implementation, IRB submission and compliance, recruitment of participants, collection and coordination of laboratory specimens, data quality and analysis, and reporting requirements. There will also be many opportunities to lead or collaborate on research manuscripts.

In addition to the primary duties, additional opportunities with this position may include but are not limited to, developing and teaching public health courses or guest lectures in the MPH specializations of Epidemiology-Infectious Disease or Epidemiology-Food Safety in both face to face and distance formats, contributing to public health research and scholarship, and presenting at local, regional or national conferences.

  • North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable; or NDSU is an EEO/AA-MF/ Vet/ Disability. Visit or call 701-231-7708 for more information. Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Pamela Jo Johnson, MPH, PhD
    Public Health
    North Dakota State University
    Dept. 2662, PO Box 6050
    Fargo, ND 58108

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