Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateVacancy IDPDS002559DepartmentEpidemiology - 463501Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date10/18/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

The Pharmacoepidemiology Program in the Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks candidates with a doctoral degree and strong training in pharmacoepidemiology to fill multiple post-doctoral positions. The selected individuals will support ongoing projects including 1) FDA-funded methodological research to evaluate the threat of unmeasured confounding in non-randomized studies of effectiveness and 2) development and use of linked electronic health records and insurance claims data to study treatment strategies for patients with diabetes.

Educational Requirements

PhD or equivalent in epidemiology or related discipline. Degree does not have to be completed at the time of application but must be completed prior to starting the position.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidates will have training and experience in at least one of the following areas: 1) conducting research to evaluate analytic methods or design decisions through the use of simulation studies; 2) conducting research using electronic healthcare records or insurance claims data (prior expertise with Medicare and/or Marketscan claims is strongly preferred). The ability to express complex concepts orally and in written communication is essential.

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.

Special Instructions

Please submit 3 names of references and their contact information.

In the Cover letter, please include a summary of relevant experience and interests. Specifically:

a) Describe previous experience conducting research in applied pharmacoepidemiology including data sources, therapeutic areas, analytic methods, programming language(s), and a brief statement of the key findings.

b) Describe previous experience conducting methods research including research question, approach (e.g. pure simulation, plasmode simulation), programming language(s), therapeutic areas (if relevant), and a brief statement of the key findings.

For both a and b, please note any resulting presentations at scientific conferences or peer-reviewed publications and your contribution to those.

If you have extensive experience in one or both areas, please feel free to provide greater detail re: 1-2 projects and summarize other projects at a high level to highlight the most relevant experiences and training.

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Quick Link Physical and Mental RequirementsDepartment Contact Name and TitleMichele Jonsson-Funk, Associate Professor and Director of CPEDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] 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 eq[email protected]

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

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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      Posted: 10/20/2019
      Application Due: 10/16/2020
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