Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jul 2022

Posting Information
Posting Details

Department Neurology - 411801
Posting Open Date 06/29/2022
Application Deadline 07/06/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003510
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Proposed Start Date 08/31/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Department of Neurology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to support multiple projects investigating vascular contributions to age-related changes in cognitive and physical function, subclinical cerebrovascular disease, and dementia conducted in large NIH-funded cardiovascular disease cohorts, including, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, the Jackson Heart Study, and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, among others. In addition to the mentored research projects, the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to present their research at national scientific conferences, prepare and publish manuscripts, pursue additional training/professional development through internal and external courses or workshops, and develop their grant/proposal writing skills.
Funding is available for travel, presentations, and research expenses. The anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2022.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Qualified candidates must hold a PhD, DrPH, or ScD degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical psychology, or other related fields, or have completed all requirements for such a degree by the time of appointment. Candidates that have an MD with Master’s level training in epidemiology or biostatistics will also be accepted.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidates for this position should have past experience conducting quantitative population health research within areas such as epidemiology or biostatistics. Demonstrated past experience in statistical programming (SAS, STATA, or R) is required. The position also requires excellent writing abilities, strong organizational skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal candidate will have research and/or training experience in cardiovascular epidemiology and/or neuroepidemiology, interests and skills in neuropsychological assessment, and with evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a record of presentations at national conferences.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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