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The University of North Carolina’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is recruiting for a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor within the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The Division’s research program focuses on translational and applied research to optimize pregnancy outcomes and advance health equity. We are seeking a PhD researcher with experience in innovative, community-engaged research and mixed methods that can be applied to transform care and improve outcomes across generations.

Research responsibilities will include identifying opportunities for grant funding, crafting and submitting applications for external funding with interdisciplinary collaborators, conducting and disseminating mixed methods research. In addition, the faculty member will mentor students, residents and fellows, providing guidance for patient-enaged research, qualitative study design and analysis, and manuscript preparation. Teaching responsibilities will include seminar and didactic sessions regarding research methods and multidisciplinary approaches to improving women’s health across the lifespan.

The division’s clinical programs include high-risk obstetric care, perinatal consultation, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound, genetic services, invasive fetal therapy and perinatal outreach. All faculty actively participate in student and resident teaching and provide subspecialty training for six Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows through its ACGME approved fellowship program.

The academically-oriented Division has an outstanding record of epidemiologic research and is one of the participating institutions in the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU). The Department is currently ranked third nationally in NIH funding, with six federally funded investigators within the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division. Biomedical, public health and social work graduate programs offer extensive opportunities for collaboration in translational and applied research.

Educational Requirements:

Qualified individuals must have earned a doctoral degree (PhD) and completed post-doctoral work in medical anthropology, psychology, social work, nursing, maternal and child health or other related disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience:

A record of publications, presentations, programs and grant funding related to community-engaged research, maternal and infant health and health equity is required. The candidate is expected to fully support their salary with grant funds.

Candidates must be committed to excellence in health professional education. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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To apply electronically, please go to: Attach a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, along with an updated CV and a list of 3-4 professional references. Inquiries will be kept confidential. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Alison M. Stuebe MD, MSc
Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3010 Old Clinic Bulding/CB # 7516
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7516

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Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
Work Type: Full Time