Faculty, Epidemiology

Apply now Job Vacancy: F20-069
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

Position Title

Faculty, Epidemiology


Community Medicine and Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center


School of Medicine

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type


Job Category



The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center and the Department of Community Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine seek a new Faculty member to join the Center and Department beginning as soon as possible. The Center was established through a grant from the state of Georgia and focusses broadly on issues of health and wellness affecting rural Georgians. The Department of Community Medicine has for over 30 years, fostered population health skills with MD students and has recently launched a Ph.D. program in Rural Health Sciences. Successful candidates will support Center initiatives, advise on technical elements of ongoing projects, develop novel approaches and initiatives to better healthcare, and contribute to the creation of a comprehensive data platform. The incumbent will also teach in the School of Medicine’s Population Health MD curriculum and Ph.D. program.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Participating in the design a comprehensive rural data platform.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results from health-related data sets and projects conducted by the Center.
  • Teaching and mentoring graduate students.
  • Supervising students on research projects and preceptor visits.
  • Preparing statistical information in support of Center publications.
  • Presenting research findings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contributing to the development of research ideas and project proposals.
  • Collaborating with investigators on the need for additional analyses and/or special methodological needs.
  • Publishing scholarly or informational works.
  • Collaborating and working to strengthen relationships with researchers across the state.
  • Participating with faculty investigators on committees to review concepts, proposals, and to continually improve research implementation and outcomes.
  • Engaging in efforts to acquire extramural funding and support.
  • Engaging with community organizations and agencies regarding service opportunities and research.

Candidates must:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from an accredited college/university or a related quantitative field.
  • Have experience with extramural grant support, statistical design, and analysis.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative methods and with linking and working with large data sets.
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical and programming packages, e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, Python, Tableau, Access, GIS, or related programs.
  • Familiarity with longitudinal data analysis.
  • Experience working as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well with others and design and supervise research projects, publish, and contribute to efforts to obtain extramural funding.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience presenting and communicating technical and statistical concepts to clinicians, policy makers, and lay audiences.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with rural health.
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Externally Funded

This position is externally funded and continuation is contingent upon funding.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and submit a CV, letter of interest, and three letters of reference with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement


Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More
0 postings