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Postdoctoral Scholar-188782

Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Vacancy ID PDS002992
Department Carolina Population Center – 631100
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary Range Salary range based on the NIH NRSA FY 2020 stipend schedule. See:
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2021
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 02/19/2021
Posting Close Date 04/30/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with the NICHD-funded T32 training program, “From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research”. This program aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of PhD students and postdoctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences.

The goal of this program is to train scientists to move across disciplinary boundaries and employ creative and integrative approaches to understanding the complex factors that influence health and health disparities across the life course. Trainees will have the opportunity to receive interdisciplinary mentorship and training in a wide array of methods and content areas, ranging from social inequalities to biological processes. Trainees will identify a co-preceptor team comprised of a mentor from their home discipline and another representing their new interdisciplinary interest area from among the current training faculty.

The initial term of appointment is one year, with a preferred start date of July/August 2021. Reappointment for a second year is expected.

Additional supplementary materials are required. Please carefully review the special instructions section of this posting.

Educational Requirements

Postdoctoral scholars must have received their PhD or earned doctoral degree before the start date of the traineeship. This position requires successful applicants to be US Citizens/Permanent residents at the time of appointment.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience and interest in biosocial research on human health and wellbeing.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Applicants must complete the supplementary application package which includes a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, 1-2 writing samples from peer reviewed publications, 3 letters of recommendation, and 2 letters of endorsement from faculty mentors in the Biosocial Training Program.

The supplementary application package should be submitted here:

All materials including the supplementary application package, letters of recommendation and endorsement, and your submission through the UNC HR website are due not later than April 30, 2021.

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here.

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Department Contact Name and Title Dawn Andres
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) 966-3576 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.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).