Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



Epidemiology - 463501

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position 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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Job No:
Posted: 10/20/2019
Application Due: 7/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time