Postdoctoral Scholar

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Posting Information

Position TitlePostdoctoral ScholarVacancy IDPDS002852DepartmentCarolina Population Center - 631100Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeSalary range based on the NIH NRSA FY 2020 stipend schedule. See: TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1Proposed Start Date07/01/2021Estimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date09/01/2020Posting Close Date12/05/2020Open Until FilledNoWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

The Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position funded as part of its NICHD-funded T32 population training program. The overall goal of the program is to create a cadre of future leaders in social science and public health disciplines with the subject matter expertise, interdisciplinary orientation, population perspective, and data skills to address and have an impact on pressing issues in demography, population health, and reproductive health.

The initial term of appointment is one year. The preferred start date is July 2021, and must be no later than January 2022. Reappointment for a second (final year) of T32 support is expected.

Additional supplementary materials are required. Please carefully review the special instructions section of this posting.

Educational Requirements

Postdoctoral scholars must have received their PhD or earned doctoral degree in a social science or public health discipline before the start date of the traineeship. This position requires successful applicants to be US Citizens/Permanent residents at the time of appointment.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience and interest in population health and research.

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

Applicants must complete the supplementary application package which includes a cover letter, CV, a background and goals statement, copies of research publications (no more than 3), and complete graduate transcripts. These materials must be submitted through our online portal (

Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required from faculty members with direct knowledge of your prior research and training. A letter of endorsement from a
current CPC fellow is also required. The letter should describe the specific plans for research collaboration during the postdoctoral fellowship. Prospective applicants should consult the list of CPC faculty fellows ( and contact potential sponsors to determine their availability and interest. All letters must be emailed directly to Abigail Haydon ([email protected]).

All materials including the supplementary application package, letters of recommendation and endorsement, and your submission through the UNC HR website are due no later than December 5, 2020.

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services, see:

Quick Link Physical and Mental RequirementsDepartment Contact Name and TitleDawn AndresDepartment 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 [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
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

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      Posted: 9/9/2020
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