Research Post Doc Fellow-Center for Injury Research and Prevention:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 26347

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary


Dr. Allison Curry, PhD, MPH, Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is seeking a talented and strongly self-motivated individual to join her research team as a Postdoctoral Fellow (postdoc). Under the direct supervision of Dr. Curry, the postdoc will carry out research on several NIH-funded multi-site studies and advance knowledge in the fields of teen driver and child passenger safety. The postdoc will be an integral member of our existing interdisciplinary research team and have opportunities to address a diverse range of research challenges using data from ongoing funded studies and collecting data for new studies.


The postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine, and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of Dr. Curry’s research portfolio. During the course of the position, the postdoc will be expected to contribute to composition and submission of grants, to supervise junior team members, and to publish his/her research.  Opportunities for submission of a career development award will be emphasized.  The postdoc will be expected to participate in project planning, interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. The postdoc will also be expected to acquire technical, advanced data analysis, and manuscript/grant writing skills and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions, and presentations at national meetings.  The postdoctoral fellow also may be required to develop new methods and protocols for research and assist with the development of other research projects for CIRP.


Our ideal candidate is mature and motivated with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This position requires excellent written and oral commination skills, thoroughness, organization, and attention to detail. In addition, the candidate needs to demonstrate ability to work well both as part of a team and independently. Applicants should have high computer proficiency with specific knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Prior experience with RedCAP, statistical software (e.g., SAS), and qualitative software (e.g., NVivo) is preferred. Applicants must be able to multitask, follow instructions, and demonstrate dependability. Our ideal candidate has prior experience with qualitative research, including working with focus groups, as well as quantitative research.



Job Responsibilities

Conduct independent scholarly research and lead detailed analytical efforts

Manages day-to-day project activities for their independent studies

Plan and lead IRB proposals and other reporting requirements

Recruit and enroll research participants

Develop research participant surveys and conduct interviews with participants

Prepare reports and scientific manuscripts for publication

Code and analyze data from qualitative interviews

Participate in project planning and develop new methods and protocols


Acquire technical, project management, and grant writing skills

Attend and prepare agenda for weekly project meetings

Supervise administration of policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure effective integration amongst all project personnel, including junior staff

Manage project budgets and keep track of budget variances to potentially support new scopes of work that arise in the project year

Lead development and submission of a career development grant

Contribute to planning and submission of other grants for the research team

Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions, and presentations at national meetings


Assist with other research projects in Dr. Curry’s research portfolio as necessary

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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