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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  207290
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Mar 2, 2023
School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Job Description:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Duke School of Medicine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in health equity research. Current projects focus on HIV prevention and intervention, and COVID-19 mitigation.


The person selected will work with Dr. Tiarney Ritchwood to define both formal and informal duties. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the fellow will be expected to advance their own program of research as part of the position. Other responsibilities will include: 

  • Managing ongoing and new studies, both domestic and international.
  • Collaborating with faculty on grant writing efforts
  • Writing and publishing manuscripts
  • Managing study data
  • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Working with, training, and mentoring students and other project staff.


The successful applicant will have a strong interest and research experience in health disparities/health equity research focused on people of African descent; excellent oral and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of past work or skillsets.


It is expected that the Postdoctoral Associate will reside in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area during the period of employment.


Required Skills:

Experience in health interventions, community-engaged research, and/or community-based participatory research.


Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills, with proficiency in SPSS, SAS or Stata is preferred.


Experience leading research projects, as well as first-authored publications from that work.


Minimum Qualifications:


Ph.D. or equivalent research doctorate (e.g. Sc.D.) in any relevant discipline, including public health and the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology). Candidates must have received a doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution by the start of the appointment.




Candidates with at least 1-2 years of postdoctoral research experience are preferred.




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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.


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