Employment & Internships


NCMJ Temporary Editorial Assistant

The North Carolina Medical Journal seeks an editorial assistant for a part-time assignment for the Fall 2022 semester, with potential to extend beyond that timeframe. This person should have an interest in academic publishing and ideally be currently enrolled in a graduate program related to public health, policy, health care administration, medicine, or health communication. This position will have variable hours (no more than 10 hours/week) and can be remote. This role may complement another graduate assistantship.

The editorial assistant will report to Managing Editor Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips and be the primary point of contact for authors submitting original scientific research. In this capacity, the person hired will serve as liaison to the journal’s two scientific editors. Additional responsibilities may include copy editing, fact checking, proofreading, and providing support for additional editorial and publication needs of the NC Medical Journal.


  • Manage scientific article submissions

o   Receive submissions and maintain ongoing communication with authors

o   Determine relevance to journal and assign articles to scientific editors

o   Secure peer reviewers and maintain peer reviewer database

o   Maintain submission logs and publishing timeline

o   Update and maintain peer reviewer database

  • Provide copy editing and proofreading support
    • Review accepted manuscripts for adherence to journal guidelines
    • Ensure proper formatting, clarity of content, and accuracy of citations


  • Advanced degree or advanced degree in progress
    • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Research background – ability to interpret quantitative and qualitative research and translate to a broad audience. Previous publication is a plus but not required.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with copy editing
  • Experience with reference-management software a plus

Hours and Salary

  • Approximately 10 hours/week
  • $22/hour
  • Remote or hybrid schedule (NCIOM office located at 630 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560)
  • Flexible hours (will be expected to attend twice-monthly virtual staff meetings and may attend issue development meetings as time allows)


Please send resume and cover letter to kaitlin_phillips@nciom.org by August 17 at 5pm EDT.


Research Associate/Project Director



The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (through the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is recruiting for a full time Research Associate Project Director (RA PD) to be responsible for managing multiple projects.


The North Carolina Institute of Medicine www.nciom.org (through the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is recruiting for a full-time Research Associate Project Director (RA PD) to be responsible for managing multiple projects focused on public health, healthcare, health workforce, and health equity. The PD will have a leading role on some research tasks and a supporting role on others. The PD will be responsible for administrative and project activities that include facilitating large groups in policy deliberation, developing consensus policy recommendations, communicating regularly with staff and the PI, as well as outside stakeholders including legislators, health system executives, community health leaders and others. The PD will have significant responsibilities for communicating policy recommendations with elected officials and providing data and analysis to facilitate evidence-based policy decisions. The PD will lead and coordinate proposal writing, schedule meetings and events, and lead portions of background research, data analysis, and report writing. The position will play a lead role in fulfillment of administrative and reporting requirements. This position requires substantial capacity to independently manage and coordinate research activities. The position will require substantial communication and coordination with a variety of individuals. The PD must also be able to develop plans for project implementation and completion, supervise staff, and coordinate with colleagues.


Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.


A minimum of three years prior research and experience, including experience coordinating a study and managing a complex project. This position requires a substantial capacity to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and excellent research, policy analysis and writing skills are required. Also important is the ability to think critically and creatively, to help plan the work of others, and to work collaboratively with others. The individual must be experienced with literature review, synthesis, and professional writing.


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Posting will close on July 25, 2022.