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Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a facultymentorin preparation for afull time academic or research career.
DEFINITION:The Postdo ctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g.ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required toprovide proof of degr ee equivalency.1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral po sition if thecandidate has completed all of the requirements for a degre e but thedegree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candi date maypresent evidence of completion of the degree requirements, toget her witha statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be co nferred.If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postd octoralappointment may be terminated.2. Note for international candidate s: Generally, immigrationclassifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisitedegree be conferred before a petitioncan be filed or a visa documentissued to sponsor the individual.The term of the appoint ment is limited (see Section 5 of the PostdocPolicy for length of appoin tment).The appointment involves substantially full-time research orschol arship, and may include teaching responsibilities.The appointment is gen erally preparatory for a full time academic orresearch career.The appoin tment is not part of a clinical training program, unlessresearch trainin g under the supervision of a senior mentor is theprimary purpose of the appointment.The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision o f a mentoror a department at Duke University.The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his orher research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.EXPECTATION:The conscientious disch arge of research or scholarship responsibilities,which may include teach ingresponsibilities for Postdoctoral AssociatesConformance to standards of responsible conduct in researchCompliance with good scholarly and re search practiceMaintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other compara ble records ofresearch activity, which remains the property of Duke Univ ersity uponterminationAdherence to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals,infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the likeOpen and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of thePostdoctoral Appointee's research activities. Postdoctoral Appointee sare encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between PostdoctoralAppointe es and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for thePostdoctoral Appoin tee-mentor relationshipPrompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the pos session and desire todistribute materials, reagents, software, copyright ableand potentiallypatentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee'sresearch.Collegial conduct towards members of the research g roup and others asdescribed in the Duke University School of Medicine Ho nor Code ofProfessional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pert aining toother schools at Duke University.Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies andprocedures.
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Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00
The Cancer Symptom Management and Support Program is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a position beginning in July 2021. The Cancer Symptom Management and Support Program focuses on conducting clinical research and providing behavioral medicine services to address the psychological, social, behavioral, and symptom management needs of cancer patients and their families. This program is a division of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and part of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. Program faculty have expertise in developing and evaluating interventions focused on emotional distress, symptom management, adherence, sexual health, and comorbid chronic health conditions. A range of modalities for delivering interventions are being evaluated including in person, telephone, and mobile health technology-based strategies.
The Cancer Symptom Management and Support Program is seeking a motivated and independent candidate with primary interests in the management of cancer treatment-related symptoms and late effects, onco-fertility, and/or adolescent and young adult oncology. This position is expected to be one year with extensions contingent on continued funding, performance, and needs of the program. Salary and benefits are commensurate with NIH standards.
The candidate must have a doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology with prior research and clinical experience in psycho-oncology. A candidate may also be appointed to the Postdoctoral Associate position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred. In this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.
The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research activities under the guidance of Cancer Symptom Management and Support Program faculty mentors in preparation for pursuing an academic or research career. The successful candidate will focus on investigating the management of cancer treatment-related symptoms and late effects, onco-fertility, and adolescent and young adult oncology. They must have the ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team setting, and should be comfortable working with individuals with cancer across the disease and treatment trajectory. The appointment involves full-time research or scholarship, and will include responsibilities as a research study interventionist. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting behavioral medicine research studies;
- Assist with development of study intervention protocols and materials;
- Deliver study intervention protocols to study participants;
- Compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from research results and report/write results of research studies for publication;