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Job Description

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.

[100% Grant Funded]

General Description

The Department of Population Health Sciences seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to collaborate with researchers in the Duke Center for Childhood Obesity Research. The focus of DCCOR is to provide effective and equitable obesity prevention and treatment to achieve optimal health for all children. DCCOR includes clinical and population health researchers, with varying specialties, and the fellowship training is aimed at promoting such transdisciplinary research partnerships.

A postdoctoral fellow in the position will engage in the active research of DCCOR, including an implementation science study of a clinic-community partnership for obesity treatment, and additional projects as appropriate. The fellow will also work to develop their own research portfolio, to enhance their career following the fellowship.

The fellow will work with mentors to create their own Individual Development Plan for the period of the fellowship.

Required Qualifications

A doctoral-level degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) in public health, nutrition, exercise science, or related field.

Special Skills

Needed skills include experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis; prior research in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, or pediatric obesity; demonstrated ability to develop research proposals and complete research manuscripts.



Minimum Qualifications


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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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