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Postdoctoral Position at Indiana University School of Dentistry
(Posted 2/24/2017)


A Postdoctoral Position is available immediately at the Indiana University School of Dentistry for the study of Perceptions of Clinical Appearance in Relation to Pain and Discomfort, under the mentorship of Drs. Anderson Hara, Gerardo Maupomé and Adam Hirsh.

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Indiana University is an equal employment opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

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Postdoctoral position at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.
(Posted 2/2/2017)


A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, a center within the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. The Cousins Center website provides further detail on the training program in PNI.

The fellowship will entail working primarily with Judith Carroll, Ph.D. on NIH-funded and ACS-funded research examining how positive and negative social experiences and/or health behaviors impact biological systems that lead to, or provide protection from, aging and age-related disease, with a particular focus on employing methylation and gene expression analyses to understand these processes. The position is research focused with 100% of the fellows time designated for research activities. Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to Dr. Carroll at

Candidates with exceptional merit will be contacted and asked to submit a full application. 

The University of Virginia’s Center for Behavioral Health and Technology- 2 Postdoctoral Fellows
(Posted 1/10/2017)


The University of Virginia’s Center for Behavioral Health and Technology (CBHT) has openings for two Research Associates with interests in eHealth research, the provision of health treatment through the Internet and related technologies, with a focus on psycho-oncology.

Applicants should have a recent doctoral degree (obtained by date of hire) in Psychology or related field. Research Associate positions are for a full-time, two-year period (2017-2019) divided into one-year terms in CBHT in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. 

Research Associates will conduct clinical research in eHealth with a particular focus on cancer. This focus can be in any area of cancer control and prevention research, or on behaviors and treatments relevant to cancer. While experience in eHealth and cancer research is a plus, those with a strong interest are encouraged to apply. Research Associates will be significantly involved in multidisciplinary teams conducting one or more grant-funded projects to develop and evaluate Internet interventions on cancer, and other conditions such as insomnia, diabetes, pediatric pain, HIV, alcohol-exposed pregnancy risk, substance abuse, and medication adherence. They will have the opportunity to create intervention content, develop treatment protocols, manage large national trials, perform data analyses, write grants, write manuscripts (including first-authored publications), review manuscripts, and present findings at national and international conferences. 

CBHT, led by Dr. Lee Ritterband, is physically located in newly renovated research space in the Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building at 560 Ray C. Hunt Drive in the Fontaine Research Park. Visit for more information.

To apply, visit Interested candidates must complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, writing sample, and contact information for three references. The positions will remain open until filled. Appointment renewal and/or extension is contingent upon the continuation of funding. 

Questions regarding this position and the Candidate Profile process should be directed to Dr. Karen Ingersoll, CBHT Director of Training, E-mail: 

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

International Lab to Lab Exchange

Announcing the first annual Health and Behavior International Collaborative Research Award! This grant for $3,000 can be used by trainees (graduate students, medical students, post-docs, etc.) to visit an international laboratory or research group. Applications are due March 30, 2017. See applications here.

The American Psychosomatic Society 2017 Annual Meeting will include a Roundtable lunch introducing the Lab to Lab Exchange Initiative. This Roundtable, on March 16, will provide an opportunity for trainees and mentors to discuss exchanges between laboratories for the purposes of training.  Researchers from previous lab exchanges (Sarah Garfinkel, PhD; Urs Nater, PhD; Cristina Ottaviani, PhD; Nic Rohleder, PhD;  and Roland von Känel, MD) will serve as discussants at small table discussions.  

APS will also serve as an information clearinghouse, disseminating information at the annual meeting and on the website on existing funding programs for exchanges through federal granting agencies, research organizations and private foundations. Click here for funding information.

For additional networking information for 1) lab investigators (mentors who would like to have more trainees in their labs in the future, or have prior experience teaching international trainees), and 2) lab trainees (who have made these exchanges work in the recent past or would like to go on an exchange), please email

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