Post-Doc Research Associate

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
May 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$65,000 to $80,000
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Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801

Posting Open Date 02/13/2023 Application Deadline 05/24/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate Vacancy ID PDS003747 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location Hiring Range $65,000 to $80,000/year Proposed Start Date 06/01/2023 Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Center's mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training, and outreach.

Applicants applying to this posting will be considered for behavioral science research projects in Vaping, and in HPV Vaccination.

Vaping – studying the impact of health warnings for vaping in a randomized clinical trial (NIDA-funded R01), studying uncontrolled vaping and strategies for reducing uncontrolled use in a longitudinal survey (FDA/NCI- funded R01 project), and a third potential project, through pending funding for a UNC-wide TCORS, will examine policies to discourage use of menthol cigarettes.

HPV Vaccination – from Project 1 of the NCI-funded P01 Program Project “Improving Provider Announcement Communication Training (IMPACT)”, Project 1 will conduct research to expand the role of the full primary care team including RNs and MAs in HPV vaccine recommendations, optimize standing orders, and evaluate an intervention in a cluster randomized clinical trial. https: // www.

These postdoc positions will work closely with an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Noel Brewer and join a successful and award-winning cohort of scholars in his Health Cognition and Behavior Lab, https: // Our research uses theories from health and social psychology to understand health behaviors and create high-impact interventions. The team values high-quality research that has public health impact, a fun and collaborative working environment, and efforts to achieve equity. The postdocs will assist with study design, implementation, quantitative statistical analysis, and interpretation and publication of study findings. In addition, the postdocs will develop their own research questions related to their fellowship and will receive multidisciplinary training and mentorship from senior researchers at UNC.

These positions will start, ideally, between June and August 2023. Initial appointment is for one year with additional one-year appointments for up to three years, total. Postdocs will receive support in developing a federal grant proposal, and may be eligible for funds to travel to 1-2 conferences a year to present their research, and ongoing mentoring.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating which of the two fields of research they are primarily interested in, the date they are available to start, and three references; (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a one- to two-page synopsis of their research interests, including a brief description of their career plans.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Doctoral degree in a behavioral science

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience


Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Terminal degree in psychology, health behavior, public health, health communication, or related field.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Special Instructions

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Department Contact Name and Title Joey Landry, HR Consultant

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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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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