Postdoctoral Trainee

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Trainee
Vacancy ID PDS002532
Department Health Behavior - 464001
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent upon Experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 10/01/2019
Posting Close Date 03/30/2020
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Cancer Health Disparities Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) offers post-doctoral training to 1-3 postdoctoral trainees on cancer health disparity issues.

The program offers post-doctoral trainees:
• A specialized curriculum that fosters multidisciplinary understanding of cancer health disparities, including a cancer disparities seminar, training on research ethics and recommended courses in health disparities and cultural competency;
• Training experience in interdisciplinary research that focuses on cancer health disparities; and
• Career development experiences that enhance professional skills and build professional networks.

Trainees are assigned mentors in more than one discipline, learn research communication and grant writing skills, create tailored career development plans, and learn how to transition from training to productive career paths.

Educational Requirements

Eligible postdoctoral candidates will have successfully completed a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, or equivalent) in fields related to public health and cancer, or have a medical or dental degree.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful candidates will be required to articulate a strong commitment to conducting research in cancer health disparities and to ultimately obtaining a (career) position that would enable him/her to actively participate in initiatives aimed at eliminating cancer health disparities.

Due to federally mandated funding restrictions, the Postdoctoral Trainee MUST be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Special Instructions

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

Candidates selected for interview will be provided a list of potential CHDP mentors and asked to submit supplemental material including:
· Personal Statement of qualifications and professional objectives, cancer health disparities experience, example of research project/s conducted.
· Three Letters of Reference providing information on how long recommenders have known the applicant and in what capacity, the applicant’s facility at working with multicultural groups, research skills, demonstrated productivity, written and oral communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, leadership capacity, and potential for successful career in cancer health disparities research.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Melissa Halstead, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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