Research Assistant Professor

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Permanent Faculty

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Research Assistant Professor

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Fixed Term Faculty


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Position Summary:

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC invites applications for a research track faculty position at the level of Research Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to support a SARS-CoV2- related research portfolio, and contribute to an externally funded research program in environmental exposures, lifecourse epidemiology of obesity, cardiometabolic health, and/or immune system function, as well as integration with epigenetics and/or other ‘omics profiles. The Department of Epidemiology, located within the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of the nation’s leading research programs in epidemiology, with a large multidisciplinary training program that emphasizes epidemiologic methods and a range of substantive areas, including infectious disease and environmental epidemiology. In collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine, this position offers opportunities for a wide range of research partnerships, leadership roles, and mentorship activities.

Candidates should have a strong record of scientific publications and evidence of leadership in NIH-funded research grants within the field of environmental, infectious disease, or molecular epidemiology. Collegiality, resourcefulness and motivation are highly desirable characteristics of the successful candidate.

Educational Requirements:

PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field. Postdoctoral training in Epidemiology or related field desirable.

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong quantitative and computational training, with a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience epidemiologic 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

All applications should be sent electronically to the attention of Dr. Stephanie Engel at the following website: Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references and three in press or published manuscripts.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Please include a separate diversity statement which outlines examples of your past commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as how you believe you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.




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Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
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