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Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 10/19/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Job Description:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Duke School of Medicine invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in health disparities research. The term of appointment is one year, with potential renewal for an additional year. The candidate may start as early as Spring of 2022.

The person selected will work with Dr. Tiarney Ritchwood to define both formal and informal duties. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the fellow will be expected to advance their own program of research as part of the position. Other responsibilities will likely include:  

  • Managing ongoing and new studies, both domestic and international.
  • Collaborating with faculty on grant writing efforts
  • Writing and publishing manuscripts
  • Managing study data
  • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Working with, training, and mentoring students and other project staff.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants are invited from any relevant discipline including public health, health education/health promotion, and the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology).

Education: Candidates must have received a doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution by the start of appointment.

The successful applicant will have a strong interest and research experience in health disparities impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; excellent oral and written communication skills; and interpersonal and organizational skills. The successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of past work or skillsets.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in health interventions, community-engaged research, and/or community-based participatory research. Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills, with proficiency in SPSS, SAS or Stata is preferred.

The salary and benefits are competitive and include the possibility of funding for conference-related travel and expenses. It is expected that the fellow will reside in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area during the period of the fellowship. Applications received by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:

Required: Provide a CV, cover letter summarizing research interests and fit for the position, and a list of three references. Interested candidates should submit applications to Dr. Tiarney Ritchwood at tiarney.ritchwood@duke.edu.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Tiarney Ritchwood, tiarney.ritchwood@duke.edu.

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.

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