Postdoctoral Research Trainee

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
May 31, 2023
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Posting Details

Department Health Behavior - 464001

Posting Open Date 01/19/2023 Application Deadline 05/31/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Position Title Postdoctoral Research Trainee Vacancy ID PDS003723 Full-time/Part-time Full Time Hours per week FTE 1.0 Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location Hiring Range Dependent upon experience Proposed Start Date 03/01/2023 Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Health Behavior is one of seven departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. Founded in 1943, the Department develops, and disseminates knowledge and interventions that promotes the health of individuals and communities. The Department's 25 faculty members have backgrounds in behavioral science, health education, international health, social and cognitive psychology, medicine, medical sociology, and communications, and are united by their commitment to the disciplines of public health together with the social and behavioral sciences.

Position Summary

The Cancer Health Disparities Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) offers post-doctoral training to 1-5 postdoctoral trainees on cancer health disparity issues. The program offers post-doctoral trainees: • A specialized curriculum that fosters multidisciplinary understanding of cancer health disparities, including a cancer disparities seminar, training on research ethics and recommended courses in health disparities and cultural competency. • Training experience in interdisciplinary research that focuses on cancer health disparities • Career development experiences that enhance professional skills and build professional networks. Trainees are assigned mentors in more than one discipline, learn research communication and grant writing skills, create tailored career development plans, and learn how to transition from training to productive career paths

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Eligible postdoctoral candidates will have successfully completed a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, or equivalent) in fields related to public health and cancer, or have a medical or dental degree.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience in cancer health disparities and research is required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Successful candidates will be required to articulate a strong commitment to conducting research in cancer health disparities and to ultimately obtaining a (career) position that would enable him/her to actively participate in initiatives aimed at eliminating cancer health disparities.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements


Special Instructions

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here Candidates selected for interviews will be provided a list of potential CHDP mentors and asked to submit supplemental material including: · Personal Statement of qualifications and professional objectives, cancer health disparities experience, example of research project/s conducted. · Three Letters of Reference providing information on how long recommenders have known the applicant and in what capacity, the applicant's facility at working with multicultural groups, research skills, demonstrated productivity, written and oral communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, leadership capacity, and potential for successful career in cancer health disparities research.

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Department Contact Name and Title Melissa Halstead, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

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)-962-1091 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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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