Current Positions

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Position Summary:

The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) is supported by the School of Medicine and Department of Social Medicine and is the intellectual home for health equity research and innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill. The work of the Center brings together scholars, trainees, and community members from diverse disciplines to form collaborative multidisciplinary teams with a shared commitment to health equity, innovation and translational research; this shared commitment serves as a bridge among disciplines and levels of experience. Center members will generate new knowledge and contribute to the science of health equity research, thus driving innovation in collaboration with under-served communities to improve health.

The hired candidate will join the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab, a rapidly growing interdisciplinary team nested within CHER and led by Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein. Though the lab houses many diverse, large-scale studies, the research centers on understanding and mitigating the impact of mass incarceration on social determinants of health for justice-involved individuals. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple longitudinal research projects that involve justice-involved individuals experiencing complex health and behavioral health problems, such has HIV infection, substance use, mental illness, and co-morbid physical health conditions.

This funded position is intended to provide early stage investigators with unique opportunities to perform innovative research and strengthen capacities in eliminating health disparities, understanding and addressing social determinants of health and contributing to policy change in the areas of criminal justice reform and mass incarceration.

The position provides exceptional mentored training with an opportunity to develop research skills and collaborate with a dynamic, federally funded, multi-disciplinary team of investigators. The position is renewable for a second year depending on performance and availability of funding. The training can be tailored to suit the individual’s requirements with opportunities for teaching experience, authorship on relevant manuscripts, collaborative grant writing experience, and independent grant submission. There is also ample support for conference travel and other training experiences.

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled

For more information about the position and how to apply:

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340 MacNider Hall  |  Campus Box 7240
333 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240