Postdoctoral Research Associate (Implementation Science)

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel hill, NC

    Job Description

    Posting Information

    Position Title

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Implementation Science)

    Vacancy ID



    SOP-Medication Optimization - 452502

    Position Type

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Salary Range

    Dependent on qualifications and experience


    Full Time

    If part-time, hours per week



    Proposed Start Date


    Estimated Duration of Appointment

    12 Months

    Posting Open Date


    Posting Close Date

    Open Until Filled


    Work Location

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Position Summary

    As the profession seeks to implement new programs and evidence-based practices in research, health care, education, and innovation, it is important that we build a solid theoretical, methodological, and scientific foundation to inform our efforts in these areas. Implementation science is emerging as an important way to systematically implement and scale pharmacy transformation efforts. The Center for Medication Optimization (CMO) aspires to build capacity in implementation science through the education and training of the next generation of implementation scientists in pharmacy and health care.

    The CMO Implementation Science Fellowship aims to educate and train a prospective academic faculty member to become a scholar and educator in implementation science at the intersection of pharmacy practice and policy. The program provides the Fellow with opportunities to broaden his/her experience through working in a research-intensive academic environment committed to developing leaders in pharmacy practice transformation. Graduates of the fellowship program will be well positioned for a productive career in academia or other research organizations.

    This two-year fellowship will be based at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the Center for Medication Optimization (CMO). The fellow will be involved in several grant funded research projects under the direction of the Principle Investigator. Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to pursue relevant courses offered at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

    Educational Requirements

    Candidate must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited program.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Preference will be given to candidates who have prior research experience and a strong interest in applied research methods.

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

    Special Instructions

    Requesting doctoral transcript.

    1 year with chance for 2nd year renewal.

    Priority review will be given to applicants who submit by April 15, 2020.

    The cover letter should describe your reasons for pursuing this Implementation Science Fellowship and how completion of the program will help you achieve your career goals.

    Writing sample/essay question should provide a response to each of the questions below (limit 2 pages total):

    What does implementation science mean to you?

    What are the benefits of applying implementation science principles to pharmacy practice change efforts?

    How do you hope to incorporate implementation science into your research interests?

    Please submit three (3) professional letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be submitted separately to Tashani Gaskins ( via email from the authors, not uploaded in the system.

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    Special Physical and Mental Requirements

    Department Contact Name and Title

    Nicole Kenney, HR Consultant

    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)-962-1091 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.

    Applicant Documents
    Posting ID: 552776334Posted: 2020-05-21

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