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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social Sciences and Health Policy

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 95045
Job Family: Research Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045117-Public Health Sciences-Social Sciences


The Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in health equity research.  Current projects focus on HIV prevention and intervention, and COVID-19 mitigation.  The selected candidate 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 the individual will travel between Winston-Salem, Charlotte and occasionally Raleigh/Durham for research related activities.  


  • 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


  • 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