A National Tribal Water Center & Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium funded postdoctoral position is soon to be confirmed for an energetic, motivated PhD scientist interested in studying the rates of water-related disease among the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Provision of water and sanitation in the home reduces respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal disease in Alaska Native communities. We now plan to investigate the associations between disease and different types of facilities, such as latrines, modular bathrooms, and in-home facilities on reservations in the lower 48. Primary responsibilities include: design and conduct of quantitative research using large datasets; sharing study results in settings such as local communities, Indian Health Service offices, local and national conferences, and peer-reviewed journals; identifying funding opportunities and contributing to grant application; mentoring and training local staff. Position requires: a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Public Health, or a closely related field; expertise in quantitative and applied research including quantitative epidemiology; communication skills including mentoring, making conference presentations, and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; ability to conduct independent research and to form and/or collaborate with internal and external multi-disciplinary teams. The preferred candidate will: combine technical competence with cultural sensitivity, flexibility, an adventurous spirit, and experience or willingness to work with virtual teams through video/teleconferencing and email; have experience with identifying and responding to funding opportunities; have experience with water and sanitation and experience of in work with Alaska Native, American Indian or native or minority populations overseas. The position is funded for at least 1 year, with up to 3 years, based on performance and availability of funding. Will start as soon as possible (deadline for application 1st October 2013).

*How to Apply*
Please apply through the link, https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/28966, on a page titled “Post-doctoral Research Associate”. You will be asked to provide a CV, a cover letter, and a list of references, among other documents. In your submission, you are free to choose whether to show interest in one of the specific research opportunities listed on the website or the specific one described below.

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