Research Instructor

Chapel Hill, Orange County
Jan 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Application Deadline: 03/01/2014

Position Summary: The UNC Department of OB-GYN's Horizons Program is seeking a Research Instructor. Horizons is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. Primary responsibilities for this position include program evaluation, grant writing, report generation, and the development of a research program at UNC Horizons. The person holding this position is part of the Management Team at UNC Horizons, heads the organization's Quality Improvement Committee and participates in the Quality Assurance Committee. This individual takes the lead on identifying potential grant funding from both public and private grantor sources (NIH, private foundations, public funding sources, etc.); serves as primary grant writer for all grants coming from UNC Horizons; serves as the contact for grantor sources and provides all required application materials and/or follow-up materials; creates and submits required progress reports and annual reports for funded grants. This individual is also responsible for gathering and analyzing data and completing the annual report for the State, as well as other reports as needed for licensing/regulatory bodies. This individual is also responsible for developing the research program at UNC Horizons, which involves collaborating with other investigators from within and outside of the UNC community to identify potential research projects involving issues of interest to Horizons; working with the Executive Director and Management Team to review and make decisions regarding potential research collaborations; acting as liaison (as applicable) with investigators using Horizons as a research site; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students at Horizons around their individual research projects (assist with project design, IRB submission, data collection, analysis, etc.); and developing and initiating new research projects of interest to Horizons (pursuing funding; submitting for IRB approval; overseeing the implementation of research projects; reporting findings).

Education Requirements: A PhD in Psychology, Sociology or another behavioral health field is required.

Qualification and Experience: The successful candidate must have at least 2 years of research and/or grant writing experience in the area of women's health and women's mental health, contraceptive use, prenatal and postpartum care, breastfeeding, substance use during pregnancy and the postpartum period, violence against women, and the intersection between health, socioeconomic status, gender, culture and race/ethnicity. He/she will have served as an evaluator and grant writer for a comprehensive substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and parenting women. Must have an established track-record of publications and grant funding in the area of women's health. Must have worked in a comprehensive care setting that treats women and children affected by substance use disorders.

Department Contact Name and Title: Laura Baron

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