Duke University, Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity

Position ID:Duke University-Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity-PDRRH [#16680]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States
Subject Area: Health / U.S Health Disparities
Appl Deadline:2020/10/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/08/18, listed until 2020/10/16)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate

 Job Code: 3820 

 Job Family: JF 27 

 Occupational Summary

Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine and Associate Director of Research for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity in preparation for a full time academic or research career.  

Work Performed

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity postdoctoral associate will work on the NIH-funded project, Religion, Spirituality and CVD Risks: A Focus on African Americans. The post-doctoral associate will focus on a supplemental project, The influence of religion/spirituality on Alzheimer's Disease and its related dementias (ADRD) for African Americans. This research is at the intersection of race, religion, culture, community and medicine. You will be working with Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Principal Investigator, and other members of the interdisciplinary research team to compile and analyze data collected from the Health and Retirement Survey, as well as other secondary data sets related to the parent award. Strong organizational, research, writing and interpersonal skills are necessary to be successful in this position. Experience analyzing secondary data and in conducting health equity research is preferred. This post-doctoral associate position is available for a start date as early as October 1, 2020. This post-doctoral position is eligible for a one-year renewal for the 2021-2022 budget year based upon funding and performance.

Required Qualifications at this Level

·         Ph.D. in social sciences related discipline, public health or closely related field.

·         Experience in conducting quantitative research on racial and ethnic health disparities/health equity.

·         Experience developing and submitting manuscripts for publication.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Flexible, collaborative and respectful style

·         Excellent knowledge of issues related to health disparities

·         Experience working across a diverse range of social science projects focused on inequality

·         Experience analyzing large, secondary datasets using STATA

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Further Info:
Campus Box 104407
Durham, NC 27708

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