Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-POSTDOC [#18553, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2021/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/03, finished 2021/06/30, listed until 2021/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Duke Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy is seeking 1-2 highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates to conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career. The worksite for this position will be in the Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, North Carolina with touchdown space in the Durham office of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. The faculty mentor for this position will be Professor M. Kate Bundorf, Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke-Margolis Core Faculty Member.

Duke-Margolis is an interdisciplinary center made possible by the vision of the Margolis Family Foundation and Duke University’s academic leadership. With offices in Washington, DC and in Durham, NC, Duke-Margolis addresses critical health policy challenges and delivers practical, innovative solutions to improve health, health equity, and the value of health care for all. Duke-Margolis brings together researchers and faculty from across the university and is recognized nationally and internationally for its research, analysis, and educational initiatives.

This position will support original empirical research using health insurance claims data and other large-scale data resources.  The specific research portfolio for this position will be determined based upon the interests of the Postdoctoral Research Associate and the needs of the Center. Topic areas will be related to the effects of public policies on health care financing and delivery and include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care delivery and the effects of state transitions to Medicaid Managed Care. 

The Postdoctoral Research Associate would also be involved in educational initiatives and mentoring within the Center, with responsibility for mentoring and managing the work of data analysts.

The term of the position is anticipated to be two years, with funding after the first year renewable based upon performance and continued funding availability from the Duke-Margolis Center. 

Work Performed


The Postdoctoral Research Associate appointee holds a PhD or equivalent relevant advanced degree. Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency. The appointment involves full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities.


The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities. Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research and good scholarly and research practice and maintenance of records of research activity.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Research Associate appointee's research activities. Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others; adherence to other relevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University. Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.

Education/Experience Requirements

Advanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD, other relevant equivalent). Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with internal and external stakeholders strongly preferred.

To Apply

Interested individuals must apply through Academic Jobs Online. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter describing research interests and career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references (names and email addresses)

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708

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