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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003037
Department Ctr Health Prom and Dis Prev - 633200
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range Dependent on qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 04/01/2021
Estimated Duration of Appointment 36 Months
Posting Open Date 03/29/2021
Posting Close Date 04/01/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention addresses pressing health problems by collaborating with communities to conduct research, provide training, and translate research findings into policy and practice. The Center seeks to reduce health disparities through an emphasis on community-based participatory research to ensure that the community is involved in every stage of research. The CDC selected HPDP to be one of its first three Prevention Research Centers in 1985. Now comprised of 26 academic institutions, the PRC program is an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners that conduct prevention research and promote practices proven to promote good health.

The Center’s mission is to collaborate with research and community partners to:
- Enhance the ability of public health practitioners, as well as individuals, groups and communities to promote health and prevent disease
- Identify funding opportunities and support high quality research
- Conduct, evaluate and disseminate innovative, community-based research, and
- Develop education and training programs to translate research into public health practice.

This position will implement a three year supplemental research project to identify the factors associated with successful weight loss among men in a family behavior context in the weight loss phase of the DELISH study DELISH is an NIH-funded weight loss intervention testing the efficacy of a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern, adapted for a southeastern United States population.
This position will independently conduct a supplemental research study including obtaining all relevant IRB approvals and following University and agency guidelines for the design and implementation of the study. This position will collaborate closely with the DELISH team and will be responsible for all technical reporting related to the supplemental study.

Educational Requirements

Doctorate Required

Qualifications and Experience

Postdoctoral experience of at least one year.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Special Instructions

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Miranda McCraw
Department Contact Telephone or Email
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)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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