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Postdoctoral Fellow - Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
(Posted 2/16/2016)


Postdoctoral Fellow:

This two year fellowship is supported by a PCORI Comparative Effectiveness trial, Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (IBH-PC).  The second year is contingent on performance in the first year. This position is intended for individuals pursuing a research and teaching career. 

Primary responsibilities will be support of the approved study, including data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and dissemination support.  This will include website design and related data administration and website management.  Other responsibilities include assistance in the development of project training modules related to the topic of Integrated Behavioral Health and the development and execution of related research projects, including research design, conduct, data analysis and manuscript preparation, both first-authored and collaborative papers. 

Candidates should have a strong interest and competency in the integration of behavioral and medical care.  Additional interests may include bioinformatics, mixed methods research, Electronic Medical Records, behavioral interventions with chronic medical disease, health care economics, and health care policy.

This position is part of the core research team. The selected individual will assist the core investigators in multiple areas of the grant with independent responsibility for grant activity. He or she will participate in Department training and discussion activities and be expected to prepare and deliver relevant presentations at regional and national meetings. 

Fellows are encouraged to pursue additional external funding related to integrated behavioral healthcare.

Required Qualifications

-Earned doctorate by the start of hire within the last 5 years in public health, health psychology, behavioral science, health promotion, health communication, medicine, nursing, or related field
-Record of related research experience

Desired Qualifications:

-Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics
-Experience with web-based data collection, both design and management
-Experience with data-base administration
-Knowledge or interest in bioinformatics
-Experience with STATA and other statistical packages
-Evidence of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations in public health, health psychology or behavioral medicine
-Evidence of being self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, creative, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Application Procedure: 

Send letter of application and curriculum vitae to Sylvie Frisbie at

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine/Women’s Health
(Posted 1/6/2016)


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine/Women’s Health

The Ohio State University Stress and Health in Pregnancy Laboratory (PI: Lisa Christian, PhD) is seeking a full-time post-doctoral research fellow interested in effects of stress on immune and neuroendocrine function in women in pregnancy and postpartum. The laboratory is based at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  The successful candidate will prepare original manuscripts using data from established and ongoing datasets involving stress, depression, racial disparities, neuroendocrine and immune parameters, and health outcomes in pregnant women and their children. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing hypotheses, analyzing data, and leading the manuscript writing process for empirical papers related to behavioral medicine in women and infants. This candidate will also assist with recruitment, data collection, and data consolidation for ongoing projects, conduct literature reviews to increase knowledge and discover new research trends and methods, plan and design research to test new hypotheses, and interview, supervise, and train members of the research team. Prior training in clinical psychology, health psychology, developmental psychology, child psychology, perinatal epidemiology, psychoneuroimmunology, or related fields is required. Interested individuals should send a current CV, names of three references, and a one page letter of interest describing their research training, interests, and short- and long-term career goals to: More information available at


International Lab to Lab Exchange

The American Psychosomatic Society has begun an international Lab to Lab Exchange Initiative because of the desire to broaden research and training in psychosomatic medicine and the strong existing international connections in APS. We are particularly interested in helping trainees (graduate students, medical students, post-docs, etc.) going to and from the US and Europe as an initial starting point. APS will serve as an information clearinghouse for now, 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 website information.

We will also serve as a networking hub for the two parties in a lab exchange: 1) lab investigators, or 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. If you would be interested in being a part of such an information network, to provide information to interested individuals or at an APS panel in the future, please email

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