Postdoctoral Trainee

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Posting Information

Position TitlePostdoctoral TraineeVacancy IDPDS002520DepartmentSheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res - 633100Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeCurrent NIH stipend salary range is $50,004 - $61,308. Hiring salary for this position will be commensurate with NIH 2020 stipend levels.Full-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date09/26/2019Posting Close Date10/22/2020Open Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

Post-doctoral traineeship. The research encompasses health services research, comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research. Trainees are drawn from a variety of disciplines including Clinical Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Sociology, Economics, Health Behavior, among others.

Educational Requirements

Clinical or research doctorate. Degree does not have to be completed at the time of application, but must be completed prior to starting the traineeship.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have completed, or be on track for completing, a doctoral degree. Interests and expertise appropriate for health services research are needed. Applicants who have completed their PhD’s are expected to be proficient in research methods. Candidates with a clinical doctorate (MD, DDS, PharmD or equivalent) are not necessarily expected to have had prior research training and may matriculate toward a degree at UNC as part of their training. Interest in health policy, health services research and related areas are key of course. Ability to express complex concepts orally and in written communication is essential.

Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. However, this fellowship is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality through the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) program that requires applicants to be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

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

1. Please submit two letters of support from persons familiar with your abilities in relation to health services research or your field of specialization directly to the program coordinator, Lindsay McCall at [email protected]

2. In a detailed Cover Letter please answer the following questions:

a) If you hold an MD, DDS/DMD, PharmD degree or an advanced degree in nursing, indicate what specific credentials (e.g. clinical fellowship training, board certification, dates certified) and/or clinical practice or academic faculty experience you may have in this field. (provide institution, certification, field, and year conferred)

b) Have you received prior NRSA support either through an individual award or an institutional award? If yes, please provide the name, dates of award, pre or post, individual or institution, and grant number.

c) Would you be a degree candidate if you received this fellowship support? If so, please provide degree sought, mo/yr expected, and discipline.

d) What previous experience do you have in the field of health services research or health policy analysis?

e) What is your objective in applying for this particular fellowship program? What sort of career path do you have in mind?

f) What aspect(s) of health services research (substantive issues, methodology, policy arena) are of greatest interest to you?

3. As the Writing/research Sample, attach a brief narrative description (no more than 2 pages, single-spaced) of the research you propose to undertake as part of this fellowship.

4. Please visit for more information on this fellowship program.

Quick Link Physical and Mental RequirementsDepartment Contact Name and TitleNancy Jenkins, Deputy DirectorDepartment Contact Telephone or Email919-966-7103Postdoctoral 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) 966-3576 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
  3. Writing/research Sample
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Degree Transcripts
Supplemental Questions

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    Posted: 10/9/2020
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