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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 05/25/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003102
Department Epidemiology - 463501
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 05/23/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Study to Explore Early Development, based in the Department of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to join our interdisciplinary research team.

The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is a multi-site, case control study sponsored by the CDC to better understand variability in the autism phenotype and investigate the causes of autism and related developmental disabilities. Over the course of three waves of funded studies, beginning in 2006, six sites within the US enrolled approximately 5400 children with ASDs, other Developmental Delays, and from the general population. Extensive questionnaire, interview, and medical record data are available to support investigations of hypotheses related to the children’s phenotype, family health history, perinatal events and exposures, and socio-demographics. For approximately one third of the sample, some genetic, epigenetic, and longitudinal follow-up data are also available.

The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with Dr. Julie Daniels to prepare analytic datasets, analyze data, and develop manuscripts to share results with stakeholders through peer review journals and conferences. The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to contribute to some ongoing analyses and to develop and lead new analyses related to their own interests, with mentorship from Dr. Daniels and others on the team. A self-starter with experience working with interdisciplinary research teams is preferred. Careful attention to detail, accuracy, and documentation during analyses is crucial to meet the study-specific reproducibility requirements prior to publication.

Educational Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, developmental psychology, health services research, or a related discipline.

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate will demonstrate strong skills in data management/programming, statistical analysis and interpretation, and writing, with an interest in child development or health services related to developmental disabilities.Proficiency with SAS or R is required.

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.

Special Instructions

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Chyrise Bradley, Research Director
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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