POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

School of Medicine:

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Occ Summary

Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of afacultymentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.

 Research A ssociate in Biostatistics

Join the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University(Durham, NC, USA ) ona high-impact project in collaboration with the Duke University Heal th System. Underthe guidance of Dr. Brad Hammill, the successful applica nt will analyzehealthcare utilization data—includingboth c laims and electronic health record data—with the goal of identifyingevid ence-based opportunities for improvements in care delivery protocols toi mprove patient survival.

Candidates should have an ad vanced degree in (bio)statistics,epidemiology, or a related discipline, and a strong background in statisticalanalysis. The positio nrequires proficiency in SAS-based dataanalysis, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability towork collaboratively at t he interface of statistical analysis, public health,and epidemiology. Th e successful candidate is expected to have a track recordof publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The appointment is for two years,beginning June 1, 2020, or later, and may be renewed for a third year.

Interestedapplicants should submit the followin g three documents to amy.clark@duke.edu:

-       Cover letter describingresearch interests and caree r goals (max. 2 pages)

-      Curriculum vitae (max.5 pages)

-      Contact informationfor at least 3 references

Completed applications will be reviewed onan ongoing basis until t he position is filled, with priority given toapplications submitted prio r to April 1, 2020. Questions should be directed to amy.cla rk@duke.edu.

Duke University is anAffirmative Acti on/Equal Opportunity Employer committedto providingemploymentopportuni ty without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, geneticinfo rmation, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexua lorientation, or veteran status.


Work Performed
< p>DEFINITION:The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctor ate (e.g.ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required toprovide proof of degree equivalency.1. A candidate may also be appoint ed to a postdoctoral position if thecandidate has completed all of the r equirements for a degree but thedegree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate maypresent evidence of completion of the deg ree requirements, together witha statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred.If the degree is not conferred by this pr ojected date, the postdoctoralappointment maybe terminated.2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigrationclassifications (e.g., H -1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisitedegree be conferred before a p etition can be filed or a visa documentissued to sponsor the individual. The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the PostdocPoli cy for length of appointment).The appointment involves substantially ful l-timeresearch orscholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities .The appointment is generally preparatory for a full time academic orres earch career.The appointment is not part of a clinical training program, unlessresearch training under the supervision of a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment.The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentoror a department at Duke University.The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his orher r esearch or scholarship during the period of the appointment.EXPECTATION: The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral AssociatesC onformance to standards of responsible conduct in researchCompliance wit h good scholarly and research practiceMaintenance of a laboratory notebo ok and/or other comparable records ofresearch activity, which remains th e property of Duke University uponterminationAdherence to University sta ndards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals,infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the likeOpen and timely discussion with the mentor r egarding all facets of thePostdoctoral Appointee's research activities. Postdoctoral Appointeesare encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Betwe en PostdoctoralAppointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for thePostdoctoralAppointee-mentor relationshipPrompt disclosure to the m entor regarding the possession and desire todistribute materials, reagen ts, software, copyrightable and potentiallypatentable discoveries derive d from the Postdoctoral Appointee'sresearch.Collegial conduct towards me mbers of the research group and others asdescribed in the Duke Universit y School of Medicine Honor Code ofProfessional Conduct and other relevan t conduct policies pertaining toother schools at Duke University.Complia nce with all applicable University and departmental policies andprocedur es.
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Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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