Research Associate - CMOPP

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SOP-Medication Optimization - 452502

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0002851

Position Summary: The Research Associate will report to the Assistant Professor of Health Services Research in the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy and have the following responsibilities: Application of data analytics to support research projects and collaborations within the Center. This will include conducting statistical analyses, creating analytic datasets and developing supporting documentation to assist with statistical analyses, preparation of reports, manuscripts and grant proposals. Provide analytic support to Center partners and faculty, including evaluation of pharmaceutical outcomes of pharmacy practice, scoping of industry research projects, and contribution to evaluation study design. Contributing healthcare and pharmacy expertise to grant development, and assisting with grant writing.

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Education Requirements: A Master's degree in the area of outcomes research, epidemiology, bio-statistics, statistics, health services research, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD.

Qualification and Experience: A minimum of 2 years' experience working with large relational databases, processing large administrative healthcare datasets (medical and pharmacy claims), and/or clinical databases (Electronic Health Records), creating final analytical databases, conducting secondary data analyses, and developing research study designs. The candidate should possess strong skills in statistical programming. The ideal candidate will also have experience and training in statistical modeling and survey procedures. Demonstrated evidence of publications and grant funding will be viewed favorably. The candidate should be an effective communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify and solve problems, plan, and implement. Experience conducting pre-grant research and writing grant applications. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify and solve problems; flexible and highly collaborative approach.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Rose Thorp

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: 919-966-9774

Special Instructions for Applicants: Apply online at with a cover letter, CV/resume and a list of at least three (3) professional references with their contact information.




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Posted: 12/16/2017
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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