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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 05/21/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003097
Department Health Behavior - 464001
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range Dependent upon qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 05/19/2021
Posting Close Date 05/21/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

This position will contribute to study-team activities focused on increasing Covid-19 vaccine uptake in North Carolina, specifically focused on areas and populations currently under-vaccinated due to high vaccine hesitancy. There will be secondary data analyses to determine geographic areas and populations of interest, analysis of behavioral survey data, assistance with QI activities, QI coaching, and helping communities problem solve.
Specifically, the Postdoc will perform the following:
• Coordinate study team activities and conduct analyses of secondary data to determine the focus of study activities to increase Covid vaccine uptake in North Carolina.
• Analyze behavioral survey data;
• Prepare study findings for publication and lead first author papers in collaboration with the study team;
• Assist with grant writing; and
• Coordinate administrative tasks, including IRB applications.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Public Health, Psychology, or related behavioral science.

Qualifications and Experience

Must have training in quantitative statistical methods.
Experience with health promotion efforts, ideally in vaccination.
Experience with patient-provider communication and Quality Improvement efforts is desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Special Instructions

Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements


Department Contact Name and Title Melissa Halstead, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email
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

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

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