ASSOCIATE IN RESEARCH-Population Health Sciences - Hybrid - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


This position may have an opportunity to work remotely.  All Duke University and Duke Health remote workers must reside in one of the following states or districts:  Arizona; California; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Montana; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia or Washington, DC.


 Associate In Research: Biostatistics/Epidemiology


Join the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA) on a high-impact project in collaboration with the Duke University Health System. Under the guidance of Dr. Brad Hammill, the successful applicant will analyze healthcare utilization data —including both claims and electronic health record data—with the goal of identifying evidence-based opportunities for improvements in care delivery protocols to improve patient outcomes.


Candidates should have an advanced degree in (bio)statistics, epidemiology, or a related discipline, and a strong background in statistical analysis. The position requires proficiency in SAS-based data analysis, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively at the interface of statistical analysis, public health, and epidemiology. The successful candidate is expected to have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.


The appointment is for one year, and may be renewed for an additional year pending funding availability and performace.


Interested applicants should submit the following three documents to

  • Cover letter describing research interests and career goals (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages)
  • Contact information for at least 3 references

Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, with priority given to applications submitted prior to February 1, 2022. Questions should be directed to



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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