UNC Department of Public Safety Better Tomorrow Network Researcher in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for Trauma Recovery (UNCITR) is searching for a PhD-trained researcher interested in developing an NIH-funded research career focused on better understanding and improving the lives of teenage girls and/or adult women experiencing sexual assault. The recruited investigator will have the opportunity to develop studies within the Better Tomorrow Network, the first ever large-scale research network dedicated to understanding and improving outcomes after sexual assault. The UNCITR serves as the Data Coordinating Center for the network. A researcher, with exceptional promise is sought, to develop an NIH career development award and/or R-level funding performing observational and/or interventional studies that improve the recovery outcomes of teenage girls or adult women experiencing sexual assault.

Faculty Responsibilities will include 80-90% time dedicated to developing their research work and grant funding, with the balance of time spent assisting other faculty with the design and analyses of scholarly projects. (Increased or entire time spent on grant-based activities is possible with the development of additional research grant support.)

Educational Requirements

PhD in a related field (i.e., psychology, social science, public health, etc.)

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of trauma survivors, and evidence of outstanding potential for success in becoming a successful NIH-funded researcher (e.g., as demonstrated through educational and training track record, letters of reference, etc.). Applicants must also possess the ability to analyze clinical research data using basic statistical and epidemiologic methods.

Special Instructions

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter describing their interests and background, and a CV.

Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Working Title: Better Tomorrow Network Researcher

Appointment Type: Open Rank

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Vacancy ID: FAC0002022

Posting Open Date: 06/08/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Proposed Start Date: 05/01/2018

Department Contact Name and Title: Lauren Andrews, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email: landrews@aims.unc.edu