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PostingInformation
PositionInformation
PositionTitle PostDoctoralFellow
VacancyID PDS001485
Department CarolinaPopulationCenter631100
PositionType PostdoctoralScholar

PostingDetails
SalaryRange $46,467$50,000
Full
time/Part FullTime
time
Ifparttime,
hoursper
week
FTE
1.0

Proposed
StartDate
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Durationof
Appointment
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Date
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Date
OpenUntil
Filled
Work
Location

12Months
10/11/2016

Yes
ChapelHill,NC
Weseekapostdoctoralfellowtojoinadynamicteamofepidemiologistsandsocialbehavioral
scientistsstudyingimpactsofthesocialenvironmentonHIVincidenceinSouthAfrica.This
positionissupportedbyanNIMHfundedfiveyearstudyconductedinpartnershipwith
investigatorsattheCarolinaPopulationCenteroftheUniversityofNorthCarolina,The
UniversityofCaliforniaatSanFrancisco,UCBerkeley,andtheMRC/WitsRuralPublicHealth
andHealthTransitionsResearchUnit,UniversityoftheWitwatersrand,Johannesburg,South
Africa.

Position
Summary

Thispositionwillhelpdesignandconductsocialepidemiologicalresearchwithinateamof
epidemiologists,physicians,demographers,andsocialscientistsrecentlyfundedtoexplorethe
socialdeterminantsonHIVincidenceamongyoungwomeninthemostseverelyaffected
regionofsubSaharanAfrica.TheprojectaimstoelucidatethecausesofHIVriskand
protectionforyoungwomenastheytransitionfromadolescenceintoadulthood,toquantify
mechanisms/pathwaysofeffect,andtoidentifyoptimalcombinationsofinterventionsthatcan
beusedtoeffectivelyreducenewHIVinfections.Thiswillbeaccomplishedutilizingdatafrom
anongoingcohortof2,400adolescentSouthAfricangirlsfollowedintoearlyadulthood,linked
withtworichdatasetsthatcontainpopulationdemographicandsocialcontextualdataontheir
householdsandvillagesofresidence,tounderstandmechanismsofrisk.
Principalresponsibilitiesincludeperformingdatamanagementandanalysisandmanuscript
developmentandwriting.Analysisandmanuscriptdevelopmentwillbeconductedunderthe
directionofaseniorinvestigativeteam,withstrongemphasisplacedoncareerdevelopment,
interdisciplinaryresearch,andtranslationofscienceintoprogrammingandpolicy.Theinitial
appointmentisforoneyear,withrenewalexpectedforasecondyearifprogressissatisfactory,
withtheexpectationofgrantsubmissionsbytheincumbentafteronetotwoyears.Thefellow
willbebasedattheCarolinaPopulationCenteratUNC,ChapelHill,butmayalsotravelto
Agincourt,SouthAfrica,asneeded.

Educational ThispositionrequiresaPhDinepidemiology,biostatistics,orarelatedscientificdisciplinethat
Requirements requiresstrongquantitativeskills.
Requiredqualificationsinclude(1)astrongpublicationrecord(2)strongskillsindata
managementofcomplexdatasets,includinglongitudinal,nesteddatasets(3)strongskills
statisticalprogrammingandanalysisusingSAS,R,and/orStata,includingtheabilityto
generateunivariateandbivariatedescriptivestatistics,experiencewithfittingcrosssectional
Qualifications linear,logistic,andsurvivalanalysisregressionmodels,andexposuretolongitudinalanalysis
(4)excellentwritingandcommunicationskills.
and
Experience

Additionaldesiredqualificationsincludefamiliaritywithsocialepidemiologicalresearch,
analysisofmultilevelandclustereddatasets,analysisoflongitudinaldata,useofadvanced
methodsforaddressingmissingdata(e.g.,multipleimputationfullinformationmaximum
likelihoodestimation),mediationanalysis,causalinferencemethods,andpriorexperiencein
HIVresearch.Researchexperienceinlowresourcesettingsishighlyvalued.
TheUniversityofNorthCarolinaatChapelHillisanequalopportunityandaffirmativeaction
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Opportunity
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nationalorigin,religion,sex,sexualorientation,orstatusasaprotectedveteran.
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PostingContactInformation
Department
ContactName DawnAndres,HRSpecialist
andTitle
Department
Contact
dsandres@email.unc.edu
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Postdoctoral process,pleasecontacttheUniversitysEqualEmploymentOpportunityofficeat(919)966
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Pleasenote:TheEqualEmploymentOpportunityofficewillnotbeabletoprovidespecific
updatesregardingpositionorapplicationstatus.

ApplicantDocuments
RequiredDocuments
1.CurriculumVitae/Resume
2.CoverLetter
OptionalDocuments
1.OtherDocument

SupplementalQuestions

Requiredfieldsareindicatedwithanasterisk(*).
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