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Job Postings

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TitleLocationStartEndHours/WeekSalary/StipendApplication DeadlineHow to ApplyRoles/ResponsibilitiesQualifications/Education Requirements
Post-Doctoral Research AssociateChapel Hill - Sheps CenterASAP (flexible)1 year40$53,760 - $70,000N/AApply HereThe NIA IMPACT Collaboratory is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position to work with investigators of the Patient and Caregiver Relevant Outcomes (PCRO) Core.Read more/less.
The candidate will work with expert faculty in aging research from the PCRO Core, led by Dr. Laura Hanson (UNC-Chapel Hill), to support new and ongoing research initiatives. One project will include working under the supervision of Dr. Hanson to further develop an online library of Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs) relevant to conducting ePCTs, including patient-reported, caregiver-reported, observer-reported, performance, and clinical-reported outcomes. Another project will involve working with Dr. Joshua Niznik and other Core members to analyze data from electronic medical records collected as part of the Long-Term Care Data Cooperative to explore methods for operationalizing deprescribing as a patient and caregiver relevant outcome for future pragmatic trials. The candidate will also have the opportunity to independently develop and lead projects aligned with the PCRO Core’s objectives under the supervision of Dr. Hanson and other Core members. We expect that the candidate’s time in this position will lead to the development of several peer-reviewed publications and national presentations along with the opportunity to work alongside expert faculty in the field of aging and dementia research.
Candidates for this position must have a clinical doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PharmD, etc) or a PhD in a relevant field of research such as public health, health policy, health services research, behavioral health, or epidemiology. Read more/less.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Self-motivated, keen attention to detail, and excellent organizations skills. Ideal qualifications include a well-rounded skillset for health services research, including knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies as well as experience in cleaning and managing datasets derived from administrative data or electronic health records. The candidate should also possess a strong scientific curiosity and ambition for a career as an aging researcher, with prior experience in aging research, specifically research that focuses on older adults with dementia.
Graduate Assistant, Student EngagementDUKE UNIVERSITYFor 12-month employment period for the FY22/23 academic year For 12-month employment period for the FY22/23 academic year This assistantship is a 19.9-hours per week position.begins at $15 per hour and may be adjusted based on year enrolled in graduate school, and previous relevant work experienceASAPEmail leadership@duke.edu to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.SUMMARY: The Graduate Assistant will assist in building a comprehensive portfolio of programming, marketing, and advising support for Student Involvement and Leadership programs and students.
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This includes, but is not limited to supporting events, developing programs, managing data, marketing, and/or advising. Other responsibilities include attending weekly team meetings, supporting department, division, and university-wide events, and professional development opportunities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Graduate Assistant will work on a select number of content areas listed below, based on qualifications and interest, in partnership with other staff and graduate assistants. Successful candidates may also be asked to support other programs or initiatives as needed.
Advise up to five programming committees of Duke University Union
Advise a select of National Pan-Hellenic Council or Multicultural Greek Council executive officers
Advise a selection of Duke Student Government executive officers and/or committees
Support FSL new member process and trainings, review new member education plans, manage new member process tracking and data
Manage Event Registration process
Design, edit, and prepare marketing materials
Manage departmental email accounts, forwarding and responding appropriately
Manage office Instagram and Facebook accounts
Curate, write, and distribute office newsletter
Distribute marketing materials across campus, including flyer distribution, tabling, and other in person promotion
Facilitate and deliver pre-made office programs
Support program design and implementation
Coordinate event logistics such as reserving rooms and ordering food
Provide staffing support for office, departmental, and student events
Support community standards evaluation process through data collection and evaluating annual reports
Track completion of student organization training
Collect, analyze, and report on data for relevant assessment projects
Prepare, review, and distribute annual office award materials
Current enrollment in a graduate or professional program
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
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Ability to work some nights and weekends
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Ability to use data management and web tools
Knowledge of the policies and practices of Student Affairs
Interest in assessment cycle and assessment best practices
Enthusiasm for working with undergraduate students
Experience in marketing, communications, and graphic design
Sanitarian (Extern)These positions are located within the various Areas within the Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE), and Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS).Temporary - NTE 120 DaysTemporary - NTE 120 DaysFull TimeSalary: $37,696.00 to $60,703.00 / PA
Series and Grade: GS-0688-5/7
All documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 03/31/2023, to be considered Apply Here These positions are located within the various Areas within the Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE), and Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS). Read more/less.
The Trainees in these positions provide environmental health services by assisting in facility planning, surveys, safety management, injury prevention activities, and other duties as assigned. The incumbents in these positions report to the Environmental Health Specialist.

Administrative and Technical Duties: Under close administrative and technical supervision by an Environmental Health Specialist, the incumbent will assist with the planning, developing, and implementing of a comprehensive environmental health services program for assigned tribes. Particular emphasis is placed on: food safety, safe drinking water, children's environmental health, vector zoonotic diseases surveillance and control, hazardous materials, solid waste, and other environmental health topics. Establishment types include schools, Head Starts, childcare centers, gaming facilities, health care, recreational facilities, water and wastewater operations, lodging, aquatic centers, industrial operations, and other establishments on assigned reservations.
Assist with Projects, Program Development, Data Analysis, and Program Evaluation: Under close administrative and technical supervision by an Environmental Health Specialist, provide professional consultation in institutional environmental health program initiatives, emergency management, and special projects. It may also help evaluate existing program areas or develop new ones. Compile and analyze data, and organize information into report forms for special studies.
Conditions of Employment:
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
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Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
COVID-19 vaccination may be required dependent upon the establishment for all selectees prior to entrance on duty.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
GS-05: Actively pursuing a full-4 year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree. Prior to the start of the externship, applicant must have completed at least 30 semester hours in a science or any combination of sciences directly related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical science).
GS-07: Demonstrating the basic professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, regulations, and techniques used in developing, administering, monitoring, planning and evaluating environmental health services programs in order to perform routine and conventional environmental health assignments to provide routine environmental health activities to a large number of programs and operations in areas such as food safety, safe drinking water, children's environmental health, vector control, hazardous materials, solid waste, and other environmental health elements.
One (1) full year of graduate level education related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical sciences appropriate to the position).
Completion of a bachelors degree in a field related to environmental health with Superior Academic Achievement. Superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical sciences appropriate to the position). Superior Academic Achievement is based on class standing, grade-point average, or honor society membership.
A combination of education and experience that meets the requirements for the GS-7 as described above.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Additional information:
Per IHS policy (SGM 21-04) IHS selectees to positions located in Federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask and regular testing for COVID-19 will be required. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions on how to submit your vaccination documentation or how to request a medical or religious exemption, if needed.
Proposal Development Graduate Research AssistantChapel Hill5/24/2023May 202420 during the summer; 16 hours during the academic yearDuring summer 2023, the GRA will be paid $28/hour for master's or $35/hour for doctoral students,

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working 20 hours/week for 10 weeks between late May and early August. During the academic year, this position will be paid the Graduate School’s stipend rate, currently $8,000 per semester. The GRA is expected to work up to 20 hours/week maximum. However, we anticipate a flexible schedule from late August through early May with usual hours worked at approximately 16 hours/week.
3/31/2023Email a cover letter focusing on your areas of interest and experience, a resume or CV, and two references (name and contact information) to researchsolutions@unc.edu by March 31, 2023.The Proposal Development Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) supports the Gillings School Research Unit’s Proposal Editing Services.

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The GRA will edit and format research proposals being prepared for submission to external funding agencies, especially federal funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, as well as foundation and donor proposals. The primary responsibilities include proofreading (light editing for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.), content editing (revising word choice, flow, style, sentence structure, and organization; identifying inconsistencies), and formatting (formatting to agency guidelines, reducing word count, proofing images/legends). Submissions may be from non-native English speakers. The GRA will be required to read and understand the accompanying funding opportunity to ensure the proposal follows the requirements of a given program. Training will be provided to familiarize the employee with key aspects of proposal writing and other relevant information. The GRA will also edit and format non-technical proposal documents. The GRA may also be asked to assist with additional proposal and research-related tasks as needed.

Minimum Education and Experience: Must be a currently enrolled or incoming UNC Gillings graduate student. Must have experience writing and/or editing scientific materials.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

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Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including an excellent command of English.

Understanding of basic principles of editing and comfort editing material with unfamiliar subject matter.

Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.

Proficiency using Microsoft, including the use Microsoft Word with “track changes” and commenting features.

Graphic design experience is strongly preferred, such as familiarity with the scientific graphics program (e.g., PowerPoint, BioRender, Canva, or others).

Strong initiative to ensure work products and solutions that are on time and to a high standard.

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Understanding and sensitivity to diversity and cultural differences; ability to work effectively with diverse individuals.

Customer-service oriented with high integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Capacity to perform in the fast-paced, high-profile, complex environment of a public university.

Excellent judgment and people skills, including an appreciation of the pressures and responsibilities of others.
Research Assistant for the Early Life Factors (ELF) StudyUNC Chapel HillMay 8th (negotiable)End of summer, possibly to continue15 to 20$15-20/hour depending on qualificationsApril 10thEmail
Stephanie.Engel@unc.edu to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
This position will support an NIH and EPA-funded longitudinal research study examining the role of early life environmental toxicant exposures on child brain development.

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Specific responsibilities include: timely retrieval and transport of biological specimens from recruitment sites to central processing laboratory; medical record abstraction, management of communications and follow-up with study participants; inventory management; data entry; implementation of quality assurance for data collection, as well as other study tasks as required to support recruitment and follow-up study participants.
Undergraduate students or graduate students are welcome to apply.

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Candidate must have their own car to enable transportation to an off-site recruitment center. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, will have excellent communication skills and attention to detail, and will have an interest in learning and applying best practices in support of longitudinal observational research. This position requires the candidate be on-site at UNC Chapel Hill for the majority of their work, however occasional off-site work, with permission of supervisor, may be allowed following a training period.
FIRST Program Phone InterviewerChapel HillMarchJuneabout 10 hrs per weekSalary/Stipend Amount:
This is a paid opportunity and the pay begins at $15 per hour and may be adjusted based on qualifications. We also provide training and mentorship on qualitative study skills if needed.
ASAP"Please email the PI, Dr. Catherine Coe if you are interested or have any questions, Director FIRST Program, at
Help with a phone interview study of the FiRST study’s accelerated pathway program experience.

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This would include conducting 12 interviews via phone and analyzing the data. We anticipate each interview will last no more than 30 minutes. The timeline is generally flexible and we anticipate the research associate/assistant will spend about 10 hours/week over several weeks between March and June.
We are looking for a masters or PhD-level research associate/assistant with qualitative study experience.
Guest Services Graduate CoordinatorCarolina Union3/13/235/8/2430$16.65/hr5/14/23Apply HereAssist in the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of up 40-60 student employees. Read more/less.
Support the daily operations of the Carolina Union Box Office and Welcome Desk. Following up with Event Services staff on event and shift reports. Maintain systems to facilitate equipment check in/out. Collecting and distributing Carolina Union mail. Support Box Office ticketing and admission control to reservations. Managing deposits and paint cart reservations for the CUBE. Assist with the financial operations of the box office and welcome desk, which include daily receipts, operator reports, cash handling, and internal audit controls. Enforcing policies & financial compliance. Supporting a fluctuating lost and found. Maintaining office key and equipment check in/out. Advising clients on events. Network with other departments within the Carolina Union to gain a better understanding of union operations within a large, public university setting. Attend assigned large events to provide support for student staff and clients. Other duties as assigned.
Required: Enrollment – Guest Services Graduate Coordinators must be currently enrolled full-time in a graduate program.
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Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision. Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and project management. Demonstrated ability to execute independent decision-making. Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with internal and external stakeholders. Exemplary customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a computer-based environment. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff, implement trainings, and conduct performance evaluations. Experience in fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office with heavy emphasis in Word and Excel
Experience with student programming and office administrative tasks
Ideal candidates should exhibit an advanced level of:
Critical thinking and creative problem solving
Time management and careful attention to details
Verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
Decision-making and balancing various priorities and logistics
Assessment and evaluation
Ability to work with confidential and/or sensitive information
Ability to work independently and with a group
Possess a working knowledge of university resources.
Must abide by all university policies, Code of Conduct, and civic laws.
MCH Inclusive Excellence Student AssistantUNC-CH (Dept. of Maternal and Child Health)8/16/235/15/2415$8000/semeser (Graduate School stipend rate)3/31/23Read more/less.
This position is available to incoming MCFH students only (2023-2024). Email Kathy Biancardi (kathy_biancardi@unc.edu) to submit a resume/CV and cover letter for consideration.
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Provide administrative assistance to the MCH department’s Inclusive Excellence working group.
Support the Associate Chair for IE in implementing action plans for the department, which may include scheduling and planning for events, data analysis, report preparation, and/or presentations
Schedule committee meeting for sub-group teams.
Attend and take minutes during committee meetings, including curriculum, training, diversity/support, and sub-groups team meetings.
Work with SPH communications to update the MCH IE webpage with minutes and other important information.
Work with sub-group teams on follow-up and action items, including data collection and tracking.
Assist instructors, as needed, in incorporating inclusive language in syllabi, as well as researching and promoting diverse literature for courses.
Serve as a liaison between the IE working group and the MCH student body, allowing an opportunity for all student voices to be heard, and serving as a student representative to the sub-groups for students who wish to remain anonymous.
Provide assistance with any department events or meetings related to IE.
Additional IE related tasks that may come up throughout the semester not noted above.
Only incoming MCFH students are eligible to apply
Proctor and Staff Assistant for FinalsUNC SA Accessibility Resources Services4/29/231 month or less30$15.00 - $18.00/per hour4/19/23Apply HereRead more/less.
This temporary appointment will last approximately 14 days, including a mandatory Orientation on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Duties will include, but are not limited to, assisting students in the check-in/check-out process for testing during finals, assisting staff during finals with prepping and closing out exams, and other administrative tasks needed to help with proctoring of final exams. During final exams, the assistants will be instrumental in helping staff to administer final exams in both paper and electronic form, direct students to and from the check-in area, monitor hallways in testing areas, and assist with monitoring students or cameras. Additional duties may include scanning and emailing exams, scribing and reading assistance, transport of materials across campus, rearranging of light furniture (moving desk/chairs), cross-checking that the correct exams are in the corresponding envelopes, and other duties as requested during exam period.
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High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related office experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Candidates must be friendly with positive attitudes and team-driven. Must be familiar and skilled in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word), customer service oriented, demonstrate attention to detail, have the ability to do light typing, data entry, filing, and possess excellent telephone and email etiquette. Candidates must exercise good judgment and critical thinking skills, and be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.
A FERPA training will be required to protect the confidentiality of the students as well as Time Information Management (TIM) Training.
Experience proctoring exams or working with university students in an academic setting. Experience working with or assisting people with disabilities or chronic health conditions.
Candidates must possess the mental ability to understand written and spoken instructions. Must have the physical ability to scribe examinations by hand or type, move light furniture, manipulate paper into envelopes and move approximately 50 pounds, with or without accommodation, during final exam periods.
Your availability – We are looking for applicants who are available to work full shifts for each of the exam days (May 1st through May 9th). Shifts are typically 8:00am – 3:00pm and 2:30pm – 9:00pm, but allowances may be made for special circumstances. Please list your availability from 8:00am – 9:00pm for EACH of the exam days
Cancer Prevention & Control Research AssistantChapel HillAugust 2023, with an optional earlier start date.May of 202418/weekStandard MPH & Doctoral stipends (ex: $8,000 for MPH students)5pm on Sunday, April 9th Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Hannah Prentice-Dunn (hannahpd@unc.edu), Project Director for Cancer Prevention & Control by Sunday, April 9th at 5pm.The Cancer Prevention & Control (CPC) Program Read more/less.
is one of ten scientific research programs at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CPC Program’s goal is to sustain a nationally-recognized program of innovative research by developing, rigorously testing, and disseminating evidence-based interventions and policy approaches that can improve cancer outcomes in North Carolina and beyond. It is the second largest research program at the UNC Cancer Center with 56 faculty members.
The Research Assistant position is planned for August 2023 – May 2024, with an optional earlier start date. The position will offer tuition, health insurance, and a stipend.
The Research Assistant will support the day-to-day operations of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program, including:
Assisting CPC junior faculty with development and submission of grant proposals
Supporting the coordination of bimonthly networking events and professional development trainings for Lineberger’s PopSci Junior Faculty Networking Group
Support the coordination of a biannual Omnibus survey, including collecting survey items from CPC faculty and working with Qualtrics to publish survey
Collaborate with UNC Lineberger’s Vaping Prevention Resource, including helping to build the largest archive of vaping prevention media ads in the world
Compiling reports and information on CPC faculty member research activities for Lineberger communications, Lineberger administrative updates, and NCI Core Grant submissions
This position is an excellent opportunity to contribute to and learn about the breadth of innovative cancer-related research at UNC. The CPC Research Assistant will work with and report to the CPC Project Director.
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Qualifications & Experience Requirements
This position requires a substantial capacity to work independently in a complex, fast-paced research environment. The candidate must possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The candidate must possess the ability to work in teams and independently. The candidate must be attentive to detail, organized, and able to seek advice when project concerns arise.
Military Health Research AssistantChapel HillAugust 2023, with an optional earlier start date.May of 202415 hrs/week$25/hour5pm on Sunday, April 9thIf interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Hannah Prentice-Dunn; hannahpd@unc.edu by 5pm on Sunday, April 9h, 2023.This Research Assistant opportunity Read more/less.
will support the activities of a groundbreaking collaboration between the Fort Bragg Department of Public Health, Cumberland County Department of Public Health, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Fort Bragg, located in eastern North Carolina, is the largest military installation in the world, with 55,000 soldiers stationed at the base. An additional 175,000 family members and beneficiaries live on base and in an 8-county region surrounding Fort Bragg. For the past four years, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center has partnered with the Fort Bragg and Cumberland County Departments of Public Health to address pressing public health issues within the community, such as tobacco use and cessation, food insecurity, access to WIC benefits, HPV vaccinations, and COVID-19 response. We are seeking a Research Assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year to support this work.
The Research Assistant will work with Lieutenant Colonel Teresa Pearce, Director of the Fort Bragg Department of Public Health, Ashley Curtice, Deputy Director of Cumberland County Public Health, and Hannah Prentice-Dunn, Project Director of Cancer Prevention & Control at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Military Health Research Assistant will:
Support the research and practice activities of a 5-year, CDC National Tobacco Control Program grant to reduce the tobacco use rate on Fort Bragg from 26-17% by 2025.
Work with Fort Bragg and Cumberland County to combat food insecurity – through supporting the Fort Bragg-Cumberland County Food Policy Council, publicity efforts for the new Fort Bragg WIC office, and dissemination of relevant resources across base
Work with UNC and Fort Bragg leaders to implement HPV vaccinations as routine care across base
Support weekly the partnership call between UNC, Fort Bragg, and Cumberland County to advance project work
Connect with national Military health leaders across the country, including the Defense Centers for Public Health, to disseminate this work.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an established military-academic-local public health partnership, gain hands-on experience serving a large military community in rural, eastern North Carolina, and to learn about the most pressing health issues among active duty US military members and families.
The position will require 15 hours/week, and will be funded at an hourly rate of $25/hour. The Research Assistant position is planned for August 2023 – May 2024, with an optional earlier start date.
A team of UNC researchers has developed a non-commercial, open-access website called Vaping Prevention Resource (VPR) - https://vapingprevention.org/.
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The position should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related area.
Qualifications & Experience Requirements
This position requires a substantial capacity to work independently in a complex, fast-paced research environment. The candidate must possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The candidate must possess the ability to work in teams and independently. The candidate must be attentive to detail, organized, and able to seek advice when project concerns arise.
Research Assistant for Vaping Prevention ResourceChapel HillAugust 2023, with an optional earlier start date.May of 202410-15 hrs/week$20-25/hour5pm on Sunday, April 9thRead more/less.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by Sunday, April 9th at 5pm.
For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please contact: Steph Trilling, stephanie_trilling@med.unc.eduTobacco Control Project Director

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This website is led by Dr. Kurt Ribisl, Professor and Chair of Health Behavior, Dr. Seth Noar, Professor of Journalism and Media, and Hannah Prentice-Dunn, Project Director at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Communities across the country are grappling with the youth vaping epidemic – with over 2 million US youth reporting that they currently vape. VPR’s goal is to respond to the vaping epidemic by empowering communities with the resources and information they need to communicate with the public about the harmful effects of vaping.
Health Communication & Policy
The VPR website includes key resources to help practitioners communicate with youth about the harmful effects of vaping, as well as comprehensive policy resources for stakeholders who want to advocate for change in their communities. The website includes a Media Gallery (vapingprevention.org/policy-playbook) that offers free, open-access vaping prevention ads and materials for practitioners and community members to download and use. VPR also hosts a Policy Playbook for E-Cigarettes developed in partnership with the Public Health Law Center.
We are seeking a graduate student to support VPR’s continued growth and outreach to public health practitioners in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Major activities:
Assist the maintenance and growth of the Vaping Prevention Corner, VPR’s bi-monthly newsletter for public health practitioners across the country.
Work with leading vaping prevention experts at UNC and other institutions to collect and summarize best practices for public health practitioners.
Lead the VPR coding team to survey public health agency websites, identify vaping prevention and cessation ads, and enter these ads into the Media Gallery database.
Assist with ongoing partnership with the NC Tobacco Control and Prevention Branch to host and evaluate the NC Youth Vaping Prevention Summit to be held Summer 2023.
The ideal candidate will be available to work 10-15 hours per week from August, 2023 through May 2024. This is a mostly remote position with optional in person meetings and team-building activities in Chapel Hill, NC. Compensation will be $20-$25/hour.
Education and Qualifications:
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A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communication, public health, social sciences, or related area
Must possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Attentive to detail, organized, and able to seek advice when project concerns arise
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preference will be given to candidates with graphic design experience and proficiency in related software (examples: Adobe InDesign, Canva, Adobe Photoshop)
Inclusive Excellence GA PositionUNC2023-2024 Academic Year2023-2024 Academic Year20Compensation includes a nine-month stipend, tuition support (in-state and out-of-state/tuition remission), mandatory student fees, and health insurance.Open Until Filled
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The Graduate Assistant will work approximately 20 hours per week during the academic year and will report to the director of inclusive excellence education and training and is responsible for assisting in the development of inclusion programs and initiatives. Compensation includes a nine-month stipend, tuition support (in-state and out-of-state/tuition remission), mandatory student fees, and health insurance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a committee member and student leader on the Inclusive Excellence Council as well as other work groups and task forces at the request of the director
Assist the Dean’s Office in the coordination and management of the Gillings Inclusive Excellence Council to actualize the goals of the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan
Assist with the development, coordination and implementation of educational, cultural, and inclusion programs across Gillings.
Create and manage Inclusive Excellence team meeting agendas and minutes, as well as the minutes of other working group meetings
Support the Diversity Programs Coordinator to achieve strategic initiatives to support minority students in the Research Triangle
Administrative and organizational support of various special projects (i.e. Minority Health Caucus, Inclusive Excellence Week, Oral History Project, SPH Bus tour)
Serve as an information resource for students and student organizations interested in contributing to inclusive excellence at Gillings.
Attend meetings and participate in workshops
Other duties as assigned.
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Maintain confidentiality in incidents and complaints related to diversity and inclusion
The ideal candidate will have experience facilitating group discussions with varied audiences and possess both quantitative and qualitative research skills
Experience with academic, social, and/or cultural programming
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work flexibly, independently, and proactively in an everchanging environment
Ability to work with and value individuals from diverse backgrounds including but not limited to gender, sexual orientation/expression, nationality, race/ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, religion and socioeconomic status.
Comfortable and grounded in one’s own cultural identity
Familiar with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Teams
Part-time Research Assistant: Rapid ReviewChapel Hill/ HybridMid-Aprilend of July5 to 10$18-24/ hour3/31/22jesse_kovacs@med.unc.eduRead more/less.
We are seeking two part-time research assistants for behavioral research to assist an externally funded rapid review on problem solving interventions for informal/family caregivers.
The research assistant will work closely with the Clinical Research Specialist Jesse Kovacs and PI Dr. Erin Kent. Dr. Kent an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Health Services Research Center and Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program. The Study Team values mentorship and skill development, scientific rigor, and a flexible, deliverable-based work environment.
The research assistant will spend 5-10 hours per week from the beginning of April through mid-August. After training, the research assistants will assist with title/abstract screening, full text review, data extraction, bias rating, and further synthesis. Opportunities to contribute to publication and presentation are possible. Some meetings will occur in person at offices in Carrboro, but most work will be conducted independently and most meetings will occur virtually, via Zoom.
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Applicants must be a current undergraduate or graduate student in public health, behavioral science, medicine, or a related field. Good attention to detail and reliable adherence to protocol important.
This opportunity is ideal for students interested in learning rapid and systematic review methodology and content in the area of behavioral interventions and family caregiving.
Liver Cancer Disparities Graduate Research AssistantChapel HillMay of 2023May of 202430 hours in the summer, 15-20 during term$26,667 4/1/23Please send a cover letter and CV to Jamie Halula at halula@email.unc.edu
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We are recruiting a 12-month Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to work full-time (30 hours) during summer 2023 continuing part-time (15-20 hours) through the 2023-2024 academic year. This position will be funded by an NCI R01 study on the topic of liver cancer disparities in collaboration with a team of cancer epidemiologists at University of California San Francisco.
About the project: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer, comprising over 75% of primary liver tumors. While most cancer incidence and mortality in the United States are declining, the burden of liver cancer is increasing; yet, we do not understand what causes 40% of these cancers. Furthermore, this cancer impacts people from racial/ethnic groups disproportionately, with people from racial and ethnic minority groups being diagnosed at rates approximately twice that of people from non-Hispanic White groups. Analysis of electronic health records has the potential to elucidate important evidence about liver cancer burden in “real world” populations. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Caroline Thompson (Associate Professor of Cancer Epidemiology), the selected applicant will conduct an EHR analysis of patient, clinician, healthcare system and geographic factors that influence surveillance among individuals at high risk for developing liver cancer. The duties of the GRA will include: attending team meetings, performing literature review, data management, statistical analysis of electronic health records linked to cancer registry data, and preparation of scientific abstracts and manuscripts.
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Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
We seek a graduate student who is currently enrolled in the PhD program for Epidemiology or Health Services at Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Prior experience analyzing administrative health care data (EHRs, claims, or cancer registry data)
Previous experience or a demonstrated interest in cancer disparities or cancer-related health care delivery science
Coursework in applied statistical analysis, including regression modeling
Strong SAS programming skills, including Proc Sql
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated, keen attention to detail, and excellent organization skills.
Summer Camp CounselorMorehead Planetarium5/15/238/13/2325-40$11.05/hr4/1/23Apply Here

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Applicants should download and complete the “Counselor Application Supplement 2023” form. Once completed, upload the form in the “Other Documents” section to submit the form with your application. For more information, please visit The Morehead Planetarium Website (see Employment tab).
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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is looking for enthusiastic, talented current college students or recent graduates to work in our Summer Science Camps from June 12 – August 11, 2023.
We offer exciting, hands-on summer camps to kids from rising kindergarten to rising eighth grade. During the summer, campers explore different areas of science through experiential lessons and unique opportunities.
If you are passionate about working with children, science, or education, please consider spending a summer sharing your excitement with campers in Chapel Hill as a Summer Camp Counselor. Our staff enjoys a schedule that is flexible around summer classes, on campus employment, and an extremely fun and dynamic work environment! There will be mandatory camp training on June 2-4.
Job duties include:
Training on science content and curricula geared towards kids ages 5-13 (If you don’t have a science background, don’t worry – we’ll teach you the science!)
Learning best practices for teaching camp activities, including working with campers with special needs, using inclusive teaching methods, and general camp management
Leading science activities for groups of up to 18 campers with a co-counselor
Supervising campers to ensure they are safe and having fun
Communicating with camp administrators involving camp incidents, materials needs, and general camp updates
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Experience working with children; High level of responsibility, organization, and resourcefulness; Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with summer camp programs; Morehead Summer Science Camp experience; Bilingual proficiency; Driver’s license.

Rural Cancer Care Research AssistantChapel HillMay of 2023May of 202410 to 15$25-$30/hourASAP; open until filledInterested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lisa Spees (lspees21@unc.edu) Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management.Read more/less.

POSITION SUMMARY: Rural residents with endometrial cancer, the most prevalent gynecologic cancer in the US, have 8-17% higher odds of mortality than their urban counterparts. As the number of new endometrial cancer cases is expected to increase 50% by 2030, this urban-rural disparity is expected to continue widening. Contributing to this disparity is the reduced receipt of guideline-concordant treatment; in particular, rural patients with EC are less likely to receive comprehensive treatment.

We are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to work with Dr. Lisa Spees during the 2023-2024 academic year. Dr. Spees’ research is focused on exploring disparities in care treatment and quality, particular among rural populations diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Spees has received funding 1) to identify multilevel barriers to receiving treatment among rural individuals with endometrial cancer and then 2) to design a patient navigation intervention. This work includes conducting semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders to identify multi-level, modifiable barriers to care, as well as using intervention mapping to develop an implementation-ready, pragmatic patient navigation program.

The Graduate Research Assistant will provide key project coordination including assisting with:

- Manage IRB communications and approvals

- Prepare/review study forms, including informed consent, logs, checklists, and participant materials

- Recruit eligible subjects for participation in interviews

- Ensure compliant data collection and management

- Support overall management of project timeline

- Conduct literature reviews related to barriers to treatment and key aspects of patient navigation

- Analysis of qualitative data to explore barriers to treatment

- Develop diagrams, figures, and other data visualization for research findings

- Develop abstracts, poster presentations, and/or manuscripts.

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Ideal candidates for this position should be passionate about health services research and cancer care delivery improvement. Strong candidates will also be self-motivated and driven, and have excellent organization, communication and writing skills. Candidates should be familiar with standard research principles and have qualitative data analysis skills including use of Atlas.ti, Dedoose, MAXQDA, or similar software.
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