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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Requisition Number::  65688
Date: 
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:

 

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 humanhealth 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.

 

Occupational Summary

The Fellow will focus on didactictraining and rea l-world regulatory issues related to measuring health andfunctioning wit hin patient-centered research settings. The Fellow will:


  • Receive one-on-one training by a Duke faculty mentor with expertise in clinical outcomes assessments (patient-reported, observer-reported, clin ician-reported, and performance outcomes), patient preference assess ment, regulatory science, and/or stakeholder engagement
  • Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of an industry mentor and a Duke faculty ment or
  • Complete a tailored program with a core set of competencies , including:
    • Designing, selecting or evaluating clinical outcomes assessments (COAs)
    • Integrating COAs in clinical trials
    • Survey methods for valuing outcomes and a ssessing preferences
    • Patient-focused drug and dev ice development

Work Performed


The term of theappointment is two years. Eighty p ercent of time in Year 1 is spent training inDurham, NC withthe PostdoctoralAppointee functioning under the supervisio n of a Duke faculty mentor, while theremaining 20% is spent receiving me ntoring from an industry partner. In Year 2,80% of the Fellow’s time is spent training with an industry partner, and Dukefaculty will provide me ntoring for the remaining 20%.


Year 1 is focused on strengtheningskills via didactic training and pa rticipation in ongoing studies involvingCOAs. During this time, fellows may attend graduate-level courses offeredthrough Duke's Department of Po pulation Health Science's graduate program orother ad hoc courses offere d throughout Duke. The Fellow will participate in amentored research pro ject on health outcomes measurement.


Year 2 is focused on real-world,experiential patient-centered r esearch. The Fellow will continue to conduct amentored project that is b oth related to patient-centered research and cancontribute to regulatory decision making and policy making, under theguidance of an industry men tor and a Duke faculty mentor.


General Expectations:


The appointment involvessubstantially ful l-time research or scholarship, and may include guestlecturing responsib ilities. The appointment is generally preparatory for a fulltime academi c or research career. The Appointee is expected to publish theresults of his or her research or scholarship during the period of theappointment.


The PostdoctoralAppointee s hould hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD) in publichealth, psychometrics, education measurement, biostatistics, medicalsociology/a nthropology, nursing, medicine, or related fields. Candidates wouldalso need to move to the Durham, NC area for the first year of the program.Ca ndidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degreee quivalency.


1.       A candidate may also be appointed to apos tdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirement sfor a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this ca se, thecandidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requir ements,together with a statement documenting the date on which the degre e is to beconferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected da te, thepostdoctoral appointment may be terminated.

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2.      Note f or international candidates: Generally,immigration classifications (e.g. , H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisitedegree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued tosponsor the individu al.


The Fellow agrees toconf ormto standards of responsible conduct in research and comply with good scholarly and research practices. They will maintain records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination .


The Fellow will maintainop en and timely communication with the faculty and industry mentor regardi ngall facets of their research activities. The Fellow is encouraged to c onsultthe AAMC Compact between Postdoctoral Appointees and their Mentors forsuggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relations hip.Additionally, the Fellow will promptly disclose, to their mentor, th e possessionand desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copy rightable andpotentially patentable discoveries derived fromthe Postdoc toral Appointee'sresearch.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Education/Training: PhD or equivalent doctorate. At least two semesters of quantit ative coursework. Additional methodological work is preferred.

 

Experience: Experience with health outcomes research is desirable.

 

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Skills: Excellent communicati on skills (speaking and writing) are required.

 

The inte nt of this jobdescription is to provide a representative and level of th e types of duties andresponsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the tota l of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed toperform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in thisdescription.

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Duke University is anAffirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employmentoppor tunity 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.

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Duke aspires to create acommunity built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Ourcollective successdepends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that isbest when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experience sflourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of thecommunity feel secure and welcome, thatthe contributions of all i ndividualsare respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of o ur community havea responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions


Certain jobs at DukeUniversity and Duke University Health System may include essential jobfunctions that r equire specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additionalinformation and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will beprovided by each hiring department.

 



Minimum Qualifications


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 essentialjob 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.

 


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