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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

A Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Epidemiology,Health Services Research and Clinical Research is being offered through theDepartment of Orthopaedic Su rgeryand Duke Clinical Research Institute (Musculoskeletal and Su rgical SciencesTherapeutic Area) at Duke University under the direction of Drs. Adam Goode andSteven George.

Thisposition is for a two year appointment, with a third year available based onperformance and funding availability.

Duties include project implementation, datacollection, analyses and interpretation and presentation of the findings in theform of oral/poster presentations an d publications. The Fellow will be expectedto develop projects that focu s on predictive analytics using cohort data,electronic health record dat a and/or administrative claims data. Participationon pragmatic clinical trial development, data collection, analyses anddissemination of results will also be emphasized. The Fellow is also expectedto make contributio ns to the Duke Research Community that will advance his/herown research career, as well as contribute to a growing culture of clinicalresearch w ithin the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Duke Clinical ResearchIn stitute.

Moreinformation about the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Duke MASS arelocated at the lin k(s) below: pertise/msk/

Preferred c andidates will have:

- expertise in epidemiology, healthservices research and/or clinical research, asevidencedby prior research andrelevant clinical experiences.

-completion of formal research training program, as evidenc ed by degreecompletion (e.g. DSc, PhD or equivalent in areas relevant to epidemiology, clinicalresearch, or rehabilitation).
< br/>- prior experiences in data management, longitudinaldata analy sis, manuscript writing, and scientific presentations.

- Excellent verbal and written communicationskills.
Additional expectations:

- Establish a mentoring team that consists of primarymentor and secondary mentors from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and DukeClinical Resea rch Institute.

-Individual and team scholarsh ip productivity, which may include mentoringresponsibilities for junior faculty researchers or trainees.

-Conformance to sta ndards of responsible conduct in research, and acceptedstandards of rese arch practice.

-Maintenance of records of research activity asper Duke University requirements and the understandi ng that these records willremain the property of Duke University when Fe llowship ends.

- Adherence to Duke University st andardsregarding human subjects research, this includes maintaining trai ningcertifications in a timely manner.

- Open and timely discussion with the primary mentorregarding all facets of the Po stdoctoral Appointee's research activities.

- App ointees are encouraged to consult the AAMCCompact Between for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral -Mentorrelationship.

- Collegial conduct towards members of theresearch group and others as described in the Duke University School ofMedicine Honor Code of Prof essional Conduct and other relevant conduct policiespertaining to the sc hools at Duke University.

- Compliance with all applicable University anddepartmental policies.


Min DegreeRequirements: Clinicaltraining and licensure in relevant field is highly desired (e.g. MD, DPT, ATC)but exceptions will be made for those with methodological expertise as evidencethrough peer reviewed publicati ons and/or completion of an advanced fellowship.Please state the need fo r an exception in the cover letter.In additional formal r esearch training ishighly desired, including a Ph.D. or equivalent docto rate (e.g. Sc.D), butexceptions for other research degrees will be consi dered if coupled with aclinical degree (e.g. MD, MPH combination).

If the candidate has co mpletedall of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formallyconferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of thedegreerequirements, together with a statement documenting the date o n which thedegree is to be conferred.

OtherCredential/Experiential Requirements: The incumbent must be registered with Duke University’s PostDoc Office a nd per the following requirements:

  • The term of t his appointment is limited
  • The appointment involve s substantially full-time research or scholarship, but may include t eaching responsibilities.
  • Theappointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.< /li>
  • The appointment is not part of a clinical research trainin g program, unless research training under the supervision of a senio r mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
  • The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a Depar tment at Duke University.
  • The appointee has the fre edom, and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

  • Minimum Qualifications


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    Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/12/2021
    Application Due: 5/13/2021
    Work Type: Full Time