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Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 04/05/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information
Posting Details

Department Physical Medicine Rehab - 413401
Posting Open Date 04/04/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Vacancy ID PDS003424
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/05/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Program on Integrative Medicine (PIM) within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral fellowship.
Fellowship activities will include the following:
-Attendance at the Responsible Conduct of Research courses offered by the NC TraCS Institute.
-Attendance at the fall semester course, Principles, and Practices of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Course.
-Attendance at the T-32 Fellows Weekly Seminar.
-Creation of an individualized professional development plan (IDP) in collaboration with fellowship directors aligns with the Program on Integrative Medicine’s research mission. Meeting with one of the Fellowship Directors every 2-4 weeks to review progress toward goals.
Participation in a primary research project with Drs. Gaylord, Faurot, or other approved UNC faculty.
-Development of an original research area related to ongoing research projects at the Program on Integrative Medicine or other UNC collaborators.
-Coursework at UNC-Chapel Hill relevant to the educational research needs of the fellow. This can be non-degree graduate coursework or coursework as part of a research degree (e.g., MPH, Master’s in Clinical Research).
-Attendance at selected local and national seminars and conferences. Presentation of research at one national meeting per year and university or departmental interest groups.
-Submission of 3 manuscripts per year to peer-reviewed journals, with at least one first-authored manuscript.
-Completion of a brief quarterly report to the Fellowship Co-directors/Advisory Committee on progress toward goals, based on the IDP.
Must be a permanent US resident or US citizen.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (e.g., MD, ND, Ph.D., DO, DC, DOM, PharmD, DPT, DNP)
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Stated interest in a career involving academic research on complementary, alternative, and integrative health topics is needed.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Previous research experience relating to complementary and integrative medicine is preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Special Instructions
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Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/226313

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Kelly Eason, Administrative Specialist
Department Contact Telephone or Email kelly_eason@med.unc.edu
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) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu. 
Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.

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