|Position Title||Postdoctoral Research Associate|
|Department||Carolina Population Center – 631100|
|Position Type||Postdoctoral Scholar|
|Salary Range||Dependent on Qualifications|
|If part-time, hours per week|
|Proposed Start Date||02/17/2020|
|Estimated Duration of Appointment||24 Months|
|Posting Open Date||01/14/2020|
|Posting Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Work Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow to join our study that focuses on the early childhood mechanisms through which maternal depression, and its treatment, shapes child developmental trajectories. Factors of interest include parenting/family investments in child development, gender, intimidate partner violence, HPA-axis biomarkers, and other social and economic determinants of child and adult mental health. The project, called Bachpan, is a birth cohort and follow-up of a cluster-RCT of a community based perinatal depression intervention in Pakistan.
The project is led by Dr. Maselko, (Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UNC) with co-investigators from diverse disciplines including social and psychiatric epidemiology, economics, psychiatry, and biostatistics.
For more details on our project and team please visit https://www.jmaselko.com/share-child. This position is supported by grant funding from the NIH and CEDIL. Initial term of appointment is one year, reappointment for a 2nd year is likely depending on contributions to the progress of the projects and a 3rd year extension dependent on funding. Salary is dependent on qualification.
The post-doctoral fellowship presents opportunities to conduct research on all aspects of the Bachpan project, including leading analyses of the biomarker data (hair derived cortisol and other HPA axis biomarkers from mothers and children participating in the cohort). In addition to data analysis and manuscript writing, the fellowship will also provide opportunities to develop grant proposals and manage the project. This is a joint position in the Dept. of Epidemiology and the Carolina Population Center (CPC) at UNC.
Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in epidemiology, psychology, sociology, economics, computer/data science, or other related fields.
|Qualifications and Experience||
Research experience with complex data and strong writing skills are required.
Some background in at least one of the following areas is preferred: global mental health, child development, community based interventions, biomarkers, social determinants of health, econometrics, or machine learning.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to work independently.
|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.
Applicants must attach their curriculum vitae, a publication or dissertation / thesis paper, cover letter summarizing qualifications, and a list of 3 references.
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|Special Physical and Mental Requirements|
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|Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information||
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- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Writing/research Sample
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