Post-Doctoral Research Associate-Injury Prevention

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Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate-Injury Prevention

Vacancy ID:



Injury Prevention Research Ctr - 633500

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a postdoctoral position. This is a full-time research position. The successful candidate would join a research team conducting multiple epidemiologic research studies related to suicide prevention involving big data linkages.

The Post-Doctoral Research Associate’s primary responsibility will be to collaborate on research leading to peer-reviewed publications, primarily through secondary data analysis of large health insurance claims data, electronic medical records, death records and other large secondary datasets.

This Postdoctoral Research Associate will also supervise graduate and undergraduate students and will be given resources and mentoring to develop their own research in the field of injury and violence prevention.

Educational Requirements:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Epidemiology (preferred) or a closely related field and have undertaken studies and research relevant to suicide prevention.

Qualifications and Experience:

Must have experience in conducting secondary data analysis of large healthcare databases. Candidates must have experience conducting data analyses using one or more statistical tools including SAS, R, Stata, or Python.

Candidates with experience in causal inference predictive modeling, and data linkages will be given preference.

Preferred candidates will have a strong publication record for their career stage, strong oral and written communication skills and proven team-working skills.

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/13/2020
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time