Postdoctoral Research Associate, Community Pharmacy-Based Research Network

Storrs, CT
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Community Pharmacy-Based Research Network
Job ID: 2018285
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The PeRformance Improvement for Safe Medication Management (PRISM) Collaborative within the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy aims to improve the health of the people of the State of Connecticut, the New England region, and beyond, through safe and effective medication use. PRISM offers interdisciplinary educational programs, community-based research collaborations, health care transformation policy opportunities, and team-based care delivery.

The PRISM Collaborative is enhancing the development of a Community Pharmacy-Based Research Network (CPRN). The CPRN will foster effective research collaborations among community pharmacies, pharmacy educators, pharmacy researchers, and researchers from other healthcare disciplines, as well as other stakeholders in the New England region, to advance patient care and improve patient outcomes.

The Community Pharmacy-Based Research Network appointment will support the development of the CPRN infrastructure, submission of grant proposals and various other scholarship products to support and advance community pharmacy practice in Connecticut and throughout New England.

Program Components and Schedule:

This appointment requires a commitment of 12-24 months and will be primarily based in Storrs, CT, at the University of Connecticut campus. The program components and schedule can be tailored to the individual, based on his/her training, academic work, and experience in health services research. The postdoctoral research associate will engage in study design, grant writing, protocol management, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparations, as well as formal and informal presentations. Some travel may be required.


Examples of duties include but are not limited to: assist in project management activities related to CPRN development, developing grant proposals, supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of ongoing research projects. Specific activities will involve stakeholder engagement, development of governance infrastructure, recruitment of study participants, data collection support, oversight of student assistants involved in CPRN projects, maintenance of grant budgets, assistance with IRB submissions, facilitation of grant submissions, and generation of manuscripts.


Completion of PharmD and/or a Masters in health-related or theory-based field (i.e., public health, sociology, business, communications). Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; an ability to work on projects independently and to meet deadlines; a strong desire to work in human subjects research; and an interest in statistical analysis.


Preference will be given to those with successful research experience.


This is a full-time, one-year appointment, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018; the expected end date (contingent on funding, performance, academic mission, and start date) is June 30, 2019. The option to extend the appointment to two years with an end date of June 30th, 2020 will be considered, commensurate to funding availability and performance and interest.

The successful candidate's primary appointment will be at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs. This appointment will receive an annual salary of $50,000, a health benefits package, and 22 days of vacation annually.


Applicants must submit the following application materials online at UConn Jobs, (see Staff Positions/ Search # 2018285).
  • A letter of intent describing your interests and experiences related to the position, and what you hope to gain from the appointment.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Official transcripts of all baccalaureate, professional, and masters (if applicable) coursework.

Please also submit the above information electronically to Dr. Stephanie Gernant at Letters from three professional references, with at least one from a previous supervisor and/or mentor overseeing past research efforts, should be sent directly to Dr. Gernant as well. All application materials must be received by February 10, 2018.

After receipt of all the required materials, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Fellowship Faculty:

Nathaniel M. Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Thomas Buckley MPH, RPh

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Stephanie A. Gernant, PharmD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018285)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 10, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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