POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS) INFECTION PREVENTION IN THE NICU SETTING

Posting Date: 
October 5, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS) INFECTION PREVENTION IN THE NICU SETTING

The XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) Lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University focuses on the use of extended reality technologies (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in research, clinical practice, and health education with the goal of improving lives and reducing health disparities among youth, young adults, and their families. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to with an interest in infection prevention and control, technology-based interventions (including augmented and virtual reality-based interventions (AR/VR)), serious games, health behavior or public health, clinical research, or nursing and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, and educators.

The Postdoctoral Associate will work primarily with Drs. Hieftje and Marks on the development, evaluation, and implementation of a AR/VR-based videogame intervention focused on infection prevention and control for NICU staff and parents. The Postdoctoral Associate will gain skills in intervention development, recruitment of study participants; focus group/playtesting facilitation; pilot program evaluation; data collection, management, and analysis; developing a manuscript; and presenting findings to both community and academic audiences. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities related to the project.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. PhD in Nursing, Public Health, Education, Social Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or related field
  2. Excellent methodological and statistical skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data
  3. Demonstrated ability (or potential to learn) to collaborate with NICU staff and parents
  4. Independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team and learn new methods from collaborators
  5. Excellent scientific presentation and writing skills
  6. Interest and/or experience conducting clinical research with hospital staff and family

This position is a one-year, full-time appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding and is eligible to start immediately.

Applications due by November 30th. Start date: January 1st.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to: Dr. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@yale.edu)

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A first-authored writing sample, if available
  • 3 names of references

Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Job Type: 
Academic Jobs - Yale
Posting Date Field: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022