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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is one of 5 health science schools
(Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is located near the prestigious Research Triangle Park of North Carolina and faculty members have a strong history of collaboration with external partners in the area. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research committed to developing leaders who make a positive difference on human health worldwide. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was recently named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan 2012–2017 (https://pharmacy.unc.edu/about/ospa/). In 2015, the School launched the Eshelman Institute for Innovation to fuel transformative change in education, research, and health care that positively impacts society. The Institute was created through the generous $100 million gift from Dr. Fred Eshelman.


The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science

Implementation science is emerging as an important area of science across a variety of disciplines. As the School seeks to implement new programs and evidence-based practices in research, health care, education, and innovation, it is important that we build a solid theoretical, methodological, and scientific foundation to inform our efforts in these areas. In addition, we aspire to build capacity in implementation science through the education and training of the next generation of implementation scientists in pharmacy and health care. To that end, and in collaboration with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN; http://nirn.fpg.unc.edu/), we aim to grow a critical mass of implementation science expertise, including faculty and fellows, within the School to achieve these goals. The fellowship is designed to train prospective academic faculty members to become scholars and educators in implementation science. The program provides the fellow with opportunities to broaden his/her experience through working in a research-intensive academic environment committed to developing leaders. The fellow will be exposed to opportunities in implementation science that may range from and include basic and translational research, applied research in the pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and health care delivery, and education. The fellow will dedicate focus to implementation science at the intersection of pharmacy practice/health care and education. The fellow will engage in advanced education and training in research methods and implementation science and will work closely with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty, the Center for Medication Optimization in Practice and Policy (CMOPP; https://pharmacy.unc.edu/research/centers/cmopp/), and the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). Beginning in year 1 of the program, the fellow will identify research and scholarly projects upon which to focus in alignment with the mission of the School, and will gain experience in grant-writing and manuscript submission. The fellow is expected to publish scholarly work and present findings at a national meeting. The fellows approximate distribution of effort is as follows: Coursework (40% effort), Research (50% effort), Academic Administration and Service (10% effort).


The Fellow

The selected candidate will receive a 2-year academic appointment as a Fellow. The anticipated appointment will be from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. The Fellow will receive an annual salary of $45,000 plus health benefits through UNC Student Health Services. The desired fellow should 1) hold a PharmD or PhD in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences; 2) demonstrate an interest in a career in implementation science; 3) have an understanding of emerging trends in health care and education; 4) demonstrate experience leading or engaging in complex collaborative efforts to achieve desired outcomes; 5) think critically and challenge the status quo to arrive at solutions with the greatest potential for impact; 6) be an effective communicator and collaborator; and 7) multitask and prioritize responsibilities and activities. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, university transcript, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants may submit materials via email to mroth@unc.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries regarding this fellowship to Dr. Mary Roth McClurg at mroth@unc.edu.

Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, CB#7573 Beard Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7573

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