The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, in conjunction with Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA; Arlington, VA) and Janssen Scientific Affairs group (Titusville, NJ), seeks applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Real World Evidence (RWE), Population Health, and Quality Research.
The program is designed to develop key competencies and experience in conducting RWE research with a focus on population health and quality-related measures and outcomes, while providing electives for customized training based on candidate interests and sponsor priorities. An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, March 26th from 7-8pm EDT, and registration for the webinar can be found at this link.
This two-year fellowship will be based at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (Chapel Hill, NC) for the first 12 months, where the fellow will have the opportunity to enroll in and audit relevant courses. For year 2, the fellow will spend 6 months at PQA and 6 months at Janssen with their Scientific Affairs group.
Fellows will have the opportunity to complete didactic training in quality measurement and quality-related research, actively participate in ongoing research, and conduct and submit for publication a secondary research project. Additionally, fellows will gain exposure to quality measure lifecycle and gain exposure to how patient-reported outcomes are incorporated into data and evidence generation in regulatory, real-world, and policy perspectives.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, PharmD, MD, etc.) from an accredited program and be eligible to live and work in the US.
Candidates should possess direct knowledge in epidemiology, health services research, comparative effectiveness research, and patient-centered outcomes research (or an equivalent area of focus).
Candidates should also demonstrate proficiency in SAS, Stata, SQL, and/or R.
Applicants should submit all application materials via this link. Priority review will be given to applicants who submit by 11:59 PM ET on April 1st, 2020.
UNC 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: PDS002684
About UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is the #1 ranked pharmacy program in the nation (U.S. News & World Report), and one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Medicine) at the Chapel Hill campus. Over the past twenty-five years, the School has built a reputation for cutting edge research, rigorous programs, and outstanding faculty, staff, and students.
The Center for Medication Optimization is embedded within the Practice Advancement and Clinical Education Division of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The Center for Medication Optimization is an applied research-based unit organized to optimize medication by raising awareness and helping implement rigorous evaluations, solutions, best practices, and policies toward improving patient health outcomes and health care delivery. The uniqueness of this center is that it fulfills the role as a neutral third party between academia, the private sector and the government to facilitate collaborative research that will produce real world evidence, and has the ability to inform health policy while educating our students. The Center seeks to solidify the role of pharmacy pract...ice within new, value based healthcare payment and care delivery models by building a hub to support internal and external collaboration, research and education.
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