The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Duke University School of Medicine are seeking to hire a regular-rank, non-tenure track faculty member with strong analytical skills, and a demonstrated research focus on women’s health, reproductive health and/or health disparities. In this role, s/he will develop their own research portfolio and support the ongoing and new projects among faculty and trainees in the Division of Women’s Community and Population Health.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology https://obgyn.duke.edu/ has a long tradition of providing world-class women’s health care and leveraging academic and community partnerships to provide the highest quality reproductive health care to women in our local communities and around the world.
The Division of Women’s Community and Population Health https://obgyn.duke.edu/divisions/womens-community-and-population-health centralizes and provides an academic home for these efforts. The Division currently has 14 faculty members who provide general obstetrics, gynecological and preventative care and is the home to our family planning, cervical cancer prevention and global health programs. In partnership with the Duke Center for Global Reproductive Health, the Division boasts a number of long-standing clinical, educational and research partnerships in East Africa.
We are looking for someone with a passion for and proven track record of team science and mentorship to help grow the WCPH research mission and portfolio. Candidates with appropriate research focus areas may be considered for co-hires with other relevant departments or Institutes across the university (ex. Population Health, Global Health Institute, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health).
Strong candidates will bring:
A passion for women’s health and a track record of working to understand determinants of women’s reproductive health outcomes
Prior success in obtaining independent research funding
Ability to work as part of a team and perform under deadline pressure
Experience working on grant proposal development, including meeting with collaborators and reviewing proposal opportunities
Exceptional writing and communications skills
Proven ability to work with and mentor trainees at all levels
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2020. Please send a cover letter and CV to:
Megan J. Huchko, MD, MPH
Associate Chief and Director of Research
Women’s Community and Population Health
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PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology public health or related fields
3 years of experience conducting or supporting quantitative research in reproductive health, health disparities or related work.
Evidence of quantitative methods training and expertise, including a publication history that demonstrates the ability to work with complex dataset and analytic techniques
Experience with statistical software [SAS, SPSS and/or STATA]
Internal Number: EPIOB
About Duke University School of Medicine - Obstetrics/Gynecology
Duke Ob/Gyn's Division of Women's Community and Population Health is structured around a common mission: to improve the health of women in our communities, particularly the underinsured and underserved.
The goal is to provide care to the underserved women in our community, including at the Durham, Person and Franklin County Health Departments, Lincoln Community Center, VA Medical Center, our clinics in 1J and the Resident Gynecology and Obstetrical patient services. Faculty provide essential women’s health programs like the Family Planning Clinic and Cervix Clinic. The Division also encompasses Global Reproductive Health (through the Duke Global Health Institute). This unified structure improves the Division's capacity to provide high quality care to the women of our community and give clarity of purpose and a unified mission.
Chief of the Division is Beverly Gray, MD, who also serves as Co-Director of the Durham County Health Department Ob/Gyn services, as well as Residency Program Director.
Joining Dr. Gray in leadership of this Division is Megan Huchko, MD, MPH, who serves Associate Chief and Research Director for the Division. Dr. Huchko is Associate Professor of Obste...trics and Gynecology and Associate Research Professor of Global Health, and she serves as Director for the Ob/Gyn Clinical Research Unit (CRU). She is the founding Director of the Center for Global Reproductive Health in the Duke Global Health Institute and is internationally recognized for her research on cervical cancer prevention in low resource settings.
The Division enables Duke Ob/Gyn to align with our Departmental Strategic Plan, and in particular, our Core Values of Excellence and Community:
Excellence: We set high standards and bring exceptional quality to all areas of women’s healthcare, research and education.
Community: We are in tune with and engage our community to make our care accessible for all who need women’s health services.