Postdoctoral scholar opportunity at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine

Tumin, Dmitry

Hello everyone,


I am writing to share a postdoctoral opportunity for a quantitative or mixed methods scholar who would contribute to clinical research in any of the following areas: rural health, health equity, social determinants of health, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education. This position will be housed centrally in the Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Academic Affairs and have the opportunity to collaborate with any of the clinical departments at our institution.
The application link is available here and the job description is copied below.
Thank you!



Dmitry Tumin, PhD

Assistant Dean of Clinical and Educational Scholarship

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: +1 (252) 744-3221

Fax: +1 (252) 744-1376

E-mail: tumind18@...




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Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship supports learner, faculty, and staff excellence in scholarly activities pertaining to patient care, population health, health professions education, and professional development in academic medicine. The office directly supports clinical and educational scholarly projects within BSOM, provides education and consultation on project methodology and dissemination of findings, and fosters scholarly collaboration within BSOM and ECU Health, a not-for-profit, 1,447-bed hospital system serving more than 1.4 million people across 29 predominantly rural counties in eastern North Carolina


Job Duties:

The Postdoctoral Scholar reports to the Assistant Dean of Clinical and Educational Scholarship at the BSOM Department of Academic Affairs. This position will participate in the design, conduct, and dissemination of clinical research projects, and contribute towards building excellence in rural health and health equity research at BSOM and ECU Health. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have opportunities to collaborate with BSOM faculty, staff, and students, as well as clinicians and administrators at ECU Health.


Projects assigned to this position may include research on increasing access to health care for rural and disadvantaged patient populations; research on addressing social determinants of health within clinical and community-based contexts; research on improving healthcare quality and the patient experience for patients from minoritized and historically disadvantaged groups; and evaluation of clinical practice changes and quality improvement programs through an equity lens.


Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.


Approximately 30% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to Developing collaborative clinical research projects related to rural health, health equity, social determinants of health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education.


Approximately 30% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to Selecting and using appropriate methods for clinical research projects, while maintaining compliance with relevant regulations for management and analysis of sensitive data.


Approximately 30% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to contributing to academic manuscripts, grant submissions, and other scholarly works.


Approximately 10% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to other duties as assigned


Minimum Education/Experience:

English Proficiency

Excellent written and oral communication skills 

[PhD, MD, DDS, DMD or a combination of these degrees] Doctoral degree in a discipline related to the field assigned. ABD (all but dissertation) candidates will be considered if doctoral degree will have been conferred prior to the position start date. Experience with quantitative research in areas related to health equity is required. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. 


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Experience with peer-reviewed publication in the health sciences. Publication or presentation of research projects related to rural health, health equity, population health, health services, patient outcomes, or health professions education. Experience with qualitative research or mixed-methods research. Training or experience in advanced quantitative methods. Training or experience in program evaluation or interventional study design.


Special Instructions to Applicant:

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at:


Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.



East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.


Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@....


Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.


Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@.... Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.