HPV Postdoctoral Position at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

HPV Postdoctoral Position at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Posting Date: 11/08/2017

Job Information/Description:

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join two CDC-funded research studies to increase HPV vaccination in primary care settings. Through survey and implementation research, the first study will identify and train primary care providers in a structured approach to communicating with vaccine hesitant parents. Though a large-scale RCT, the second study will evaluate systems-level quality improvement strategies so as to inform CDC’s national AFIX program. Both studies offer the opportunity for multiple first-author papers, collaboration with our CDC partners, and funding to support conference travel.

Led by PIs Noel Brewer and Melissa Gilkey, we are a dynamic and highly-productive team of behavioral scientists based in the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Our portfolio of research has garnered national media attention (www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/05/504136418/when-doctors-talk-to-parents-about-hpv-vaccine-make-it-brief ) and yielded evidence-based intervention tools that have been disseminated nationally to improve HPV vaccination (www.hpviq.org ) We have extensive experience mentoring early career investigators, with our postdocs going on to tenure-track faculty positions in R1 universities including Ohio State, Harvard and Georgetown. Our structured approach to postdoctoral training is a good fit for quantitatively-oriented aspiring academics who are bright, productive, and fun to work with. Postdocs benefit from membership in Dr. Brewer’s Health Cognition and Behavior Lab as well as a wide array of resources in the School of Public Health and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Responsibilities will include:
• Preparing survey findings for publication in leading academic journals in collaboration with our team.
• Leading planned formative research and intervention development activities; assisting with survey development; creating training protocols and assisting with data collection.
• Developing new ideas and incorporating them into planned or new research; assisting with grant writing; handling administrative tasks, potentially including managing IRB applications.
• Presenting research at national conferences and meetings; attending research seminars; mentoring graduate students and staff as needed.

Educational Requirements:

PhD in Public Health, Psychology, or related behavioral science field.

Qualifications and Experience

Must have training in qualitative statistical methods.

Experience in HPV vaccination, adolescent health, or cancer prevention is helpful but not required

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.

Contact Information:

Submit a CV, writing samples, a list of three references, and a brief cover letter. Submit your materials through the UNC jobs system. https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/130178

Please direct any questions to Susan Alton Dailey at sadailey@email.unc.edu<mailto:sadailey@email.unc.edu

Application Link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/130178