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Postdoctoral Associate
Duke University School of Medicine


Date Posted Nov. 3, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC, United States
Department Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Services/Research & Policy
 
 
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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 human health 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 Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate to join our research team focused on Behavioral Science and the Law. The candidate will work under the supervision of senior faculty members: Drs. Jeffrey Swanson, Allison Gilbert, Michele Easter and Marvin Swartz. The position will primarily be focused on studies related to the areas of substance use disorders, mental health disorders, criminal justice and violence. Several specific projects focus on the effectiveness of programs to avoid or reduce incarceration of individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Several foundation-funded projects are available and include both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Excellent resources and support available; there are numerous opportunities for career advancement. Start date is negotiable.

The Ideal candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D or equivalent research-focused degree in a social or behavioral science discipline, public health, epidemiology, health services research or health policy, or a related discipline
  • Strong quantitative research methods and statistical analysis skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Strong programming and analytic skills (SAS, R, SPSS, STATA or other statistical packages).
  • Knowledge or interest in public health and policy-focused research on addiction and/or mental health disorders, especially at the intersection with criminal justice.
  • Ability to develop and implement new statistical methodologies.
  • Interest in also assisting with recruitment and data collection of ongoing trials and project management.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with faculty investigators to become familiar with substantive background and research methods applicable to ongoing studies.
  • Statistical analysis of large, complex datasets; database construction and management.
  • Collaborate on multiple research projects at a time.
  • Preparation of independent research manuscripts for publication.
  • Assist with data queries for research grant proposals.
  • Work effectively with other members of the research team.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D or equivalent research-focused degree in a social or behavioral science discipline, public health, epidemiology, health services research or health policy, or a related discipline
Education
See job description for education requirements.

Experience
See job description for requirements.

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 essential job 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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh


  • Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Marvin Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Box 102505
    Durham, NC 27705
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  • marvin.swartz@duke.edu

 

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