POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION
The Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID) at the Duke University Social
Science Research Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral position to conduct research
on the NIH grant, Implementation and Implications of Sickle Cell Trait Screening in the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The goal of the grant is to identify and
understand benefits, challenges, limitations, and risks of the NCAA sickle cell trait screening
policy, and develop strategies to address areas of concern. The project includes a national
survey and semi-structured interviews with staff and student-athletes at NCAA institutions
across the U.S. about their perspectives and experiences regarding the NCAA sickle cell trait
screening. The postdoctoral associate will also serve as Project Manager for the grant,
working closely with investigators and staff at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, NCAA staff, and a
panel of consultants.
The postdoctoral program provides opportunities for the appointee to: conduct independent
and collaborative social science, bioethics, public health, and/or policy research; author and
co-author manuscripts; participate in a variety of seminars and workshops; and acquire
additional experience in teaching, grant writing and submission, project management, and
supervision of student researchers.
Candidates should have a strong interest in ethical, legal, social, and policy implications
research, as well as doctoral training (e.g. PhD, JD, MD) in a relevant field, such as the social
and behavioral sciences, humanities, public health, epidemiology, public policy, law,
medicine, nursing, and genetics or other basic sciences. Candidates must also possess
strong skills in written and oral communication and empirical research (quantitative,
qualitative, and/or mixed method).
The appointment term is up to two years. Salary is commensurate with credentials,
experience, and the NIH post-doctoral fellowship structure.
Interested applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online. The URL for the posting is
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15248. The following materials must accompany your
▪ Cover letter, including a research statement and why you should be selected for the
▪ Current CV
▪ Contact information for two professional or academic references
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2019. Expected start date is January 2020.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Contact Mary Anne McDonald
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Research Associate at GRID, for more information