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Postdoctoral Scholar

East Carolina University
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Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Number PDS-CHD-06-24
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department EHH BSOM ECU Ctr for Hlth Dispariti
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DivisionECU Health/BSOM
Classification Title
Working Title Project Manager
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications. Commensurate with Qualifications
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholars
Job Category Postdoctoral Scholars

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Center for Health Disparities' mission is to reduce health disparities of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities across the Eastern North Carolina region through research, education and training, and community engagement and outreach. The Center's faculty, staff, and community members work to reduce disparities in obesity, diabetes, cancers, and cardiovascular disease among rural, ethnic-minority, and low socioeconomic populations.

Job Duties
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of research in project management, needs assessment and action plan development. These duties are associated with the NIH STRONG research infrastructure U award: RACING AHEAD (Research-focused Assessment of Capacity, Institutional Needs and Growth strategies to Advance Health Equity and Address Disparities). East Carolina University has a longstanding mission to serve rural eastern North Carolina, a racially and ethnically diverse region with significant health disparities and adverse social determinants of health. This RACING AHEAD project will identify gaps in health disparities research capacity through an institutional needs assessment and will develop an action plan for improvement. By leveraging existing strengths, reducing identified barriers, and building a supportive infrastructure and transdisciplinary community, the action plan will catalyze a vertical growth in extramural biomedical research funding to advance health equity in our region.

This is an NIH cooperative agreement. The postdoctoral scholar, the PIs and 9 Co-Is will work with all units, stakeholders at ECU and in the community, an NIH representative, a Steering Committee and an external consultant.

The postdoctoral scholar will aid with project management, including communication within the team (i.e. emails, SharePoint/Teams site, minutes), campus-wide communications (graphics design, postings to listservs and social media, RACING AHEAD website maintenance). The postdoctoral scholar will help coordinate focus groups, surveys, and retreats. Duties will also include literature review, report writing, supervising graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, reviewing data for quality control, data entry, data analysis from mixed methods approaches, and developing presentations.

Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.

Minimum Education/Experience
Doctoral degree earned from an accredited institution
English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

License or Certification Required by the Department

Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date

Open Until Filled

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
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Rank Level
Not Applicable

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Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information
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