POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

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Postdoctoral Associate

 

Description:

The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) at Duke University is seeking qualified applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Matthew Dupre (PI) on two 5-year R01 grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving interdisciplinary research on the social, behavioral, psychosocial and clinical antecedents of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related outcomes. The scope of research involves the longitudinal analysis of clinical and non-clinical CVD risk factors and outcomes using nationally-representative data (Health and Retirement Study [HRS]), community-based cohort studies (e.g., Framingham, ARIC, MESA), electronic health records (EHR), and Medicare claims data. The position will provide excellent opportunities for career development and collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of investigators in sociology, cardiology, epidemiology, and health services research.

 

Requirements:

Eligible candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in any of the following areas by the time of the appointment: (bio)statistics, epidemiology, health services research, sociology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience analyzing complex datasets using Stata and/or SAS. Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency coding and managing large datasets and experience estimating longitudinal (trajectory) models.

 

Additional Information:

The postdoc position is full-time with a competitive salary that includes excellent fringe benefits. The appointment is for a minimum of one year, with renewals contingent upon performance and funding. Interested applicants should submit their materials using the following link:

 

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Statement of research interests and qualifications (max. 2 pages)

3) Three examples of written work

4) Contact information for three references

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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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