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Psycho-oncology Position
(Posted 10/12/2016)


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, is accepting applications for one open rank tenured or tenure–track position in psycho-oncology.  Candidates must have a strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding in psycho-oncology.  We are particularly interested in individuals with research experience in psychosocial and psychobiological factors related to mental health with an emphasis on application to the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer; and treatment of distress, other mental health factors and/or symptoms in cancer patients and related medical comorbidities.  Additional areas of interest include psychoneuroimmunology, doctor-patient communication, psychiatric and neuropsychological disorders resulting from cancer treatment, evidence-based approaches to psychosocial care delivery for patients and families, behavioral factors in treatment adherence, risk of progression/recurrence, cancer survivorship and quality of life.  The successful candidate will join a group of investigators with complementary expertise in psycho-oncology as well as nicotine dependence, energy balance, and genetic counseling and testing. She/he will have an opportunity to conduct research in the context of clinical trials utilizing behavioral and pharmacological treatments, and/or stand-alone human laboratory paradigms. These positions are fully funded, with an obligation for only 40% extramural support following the third year of appointment. Salary is extremely competitive and commensurate with experience.  MD Anderson offers excellent benefits, including a very generous start-up package with value depending on the rank of the appointment. Information about the Department of Behavioral Science can be found at  The MD Anderson Cancer Center is located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with a very affordable cost of living.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, health psychology, or a closely related discipline; a medical degree in psychiatry or related discipline; and a focus on intervention or biopsychosocial research approaches to cancer treatment and survival.  Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed funding and scientific publication, a commitment to collaborative and transdisciplinary research and a commitment to mentoring trainees and junior scientists.

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and a brief statement of current and proposed research by email to Dr. Paul M.
Cinciripini, Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, email: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is a smoke-free environment.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


(Posted 10/5/2016)






The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2017. We seek applicants doing leading-edge research in clinical geropsychology. We encourage applicants whose research entails older adult populations, including clinical health psychology, health disparities, cultural and diversity issues, clinical neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience, couple and family issues, developmental psychopathology, or evaluation of interventions. The USC clinical program emphasizes clinical science and is one of the first programs in the nation to receive PCSAS accreditation. There are opportunities to work across disciplines in the university’s commitment to addressing the problem of aging and dementia. All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . The applicant should upload cover letter, CV, research statement, representative scholarly papers, and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC. Please send any inquiries to Professor Beth Meyerowitz at . Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2016.


USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting .

Chapman University: Assistant Professor in Health Psychology & Professor of Computational Health Psychology
(Posted 9/13/2016)



Chapman University seeks applications for two separate tenure track positions: 1) Assistant Professor in Health Psychology and 2) Open Rank, Professor of Computational Health Psychology. Both positions will start in August of 2017.

For more detailed information or to apply to either of these positions, please click the links below:

For Assistant Professor of Health Psychology:

For Open Rank Professor of Computational Health Psychology:

All applications submitted by October 13, 2016 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Chapman is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Chapman seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at


Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Scientist Administrator Positions
(Posted 8/31/2016)




The National Institutes of Health invites applications for a professional track currently available in one of our 27 Institutes and Centers. We are the nation’s premier medical research agency, serving as the foundation for the medical innovation sector, and making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives! The National Institutes of Health has a number of Health Scientist Administrator vacancies. The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  A full benefits package is available, which includes retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance.


  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will stimulate, plan, direct, and evaluate activities for a portfolio of research projects, research program and other grant/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies.


  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer), you will be responsible for the initial administrative and scientific merit review of grant applications for research programs and/or research training and career development grants through interaction with established scientists in a variety of fields.  You will assure the fairness and consistency of the scientific peer review process and provide guidance on peer review policies and procedures to applicants, reviewers, and Institute staff.


The NIH will be accepting applications for these Health Scientist Administrator positions from October 3, 2016 – October 13, 2016 for Montgomery County, MD.


For scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at For Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Sandra Muñoz-Cintrón at, or at 301-435-4768.


HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Assistant Professor, Experimental Health Psychology and Assistant Professor, Clinical Health Psychology
(Posted 8/30/2016)


The Department of Psychology at Ohio University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Health Psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017 – one position in Experimental Health and one position in Clinical Health.

Assistant Professor, Experimental Health Psychology – Successful candidates should demonstrate evidence of programmatic research in basic or applied health psychology, such as biopsychosocial processes related to stress, coping, or the prevention of acute or chronic illness and disability. A background and training in psychophysiology is desired. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active, high quality research program, seeking external funding to support the candidate’s research program, directing graduate and undergraduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, training and supervising experimental health graduate students, as well as serving on committees or engaging in other faculty service roles. The candidate should be willing to teach courses in Physiological Psychology and Human Psychophysiology. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in psychology by the time of appointment. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the Experimental Health Psychology Search Committee Chair, Dr. Peggy Zoccola, at Applicants must apply online at

Assistant Professor, Clinical Health Psychology – Successful candidates should demonstrate evidence of programmatic research in any area of health psychology or behavioral medicine, broadly defined to include substance use/abuse, stress/trauma, eating disorders, and neuropsychology. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active, high quality research program, seeking external funding to support the candidate’s research program, directing graduate and undergraduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, training and supervising clinical graduate students, as well as serving on committees or engaging in other faculty service roles. At time of appointment, candidates must have completed a Ph.D. from an APA/CPA accredited clinical program, completed an APA/CPA accredited clinical internship, and intend to pursue clinical licensure in the state of Ohio. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the Clinical Health Psychology Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christopher France, at Applicants must apply online at .

For both positions, required application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications uploaded as an “other” document, and statements of research and teaching interests uploaded as one document. For reference letters, applicants will be required to enter the contact details for three references, who will receive unique links via email to provide reference information.

For full consideration, a completed application must be received by October 15, 2016.

The Department of Psychology ( at Ohio University houses both undergraduate and doctoral programs, and is home to over 20 full-time faculty representing a wide range of research specialties including clinical, health, social, cognitive, and industrial-organizational psychology. Our clinical program is APA accredited, follows the scientist-practitioner model of training, and maintains an on-site training clinic that provides ample opportunities for clinical research. Reflecting the department’s commitment to collaborative, cross-disciplinary scholarship, research specialties cut across both the experimental and clinical psychology programs. It is a thriving and growing department set to hire three new tenure-track faculty this year.

Athens, home of Ohio University, provides a classic and vibrant residential learning environment for over 20,000 students, and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community located amidst scenic state parks and a national forest just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, OH.  Recently, Athens was rated the Best College Small Town by the readers of USA Today.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Members of traditionally-underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All positions are subject to final university approval.




Physician at Cedars-Sinai Health System
(Posted 8/17/2016)


Cedars-Sinai Health System, set in the heart of Los Angeles, has a newly redesigned program, renamed Supportive Care Medicine, which is fully integrating into our multi-faceted academic and community environment.  Our clinical team is working closely with a diverse medical staff that includes full-time faculty, private community physicians, and Hospitalists in order to deliver highly personalized, patient-centric Palliative Care services for a full range of conditions. 


We are seeking physicians who are clinically outstanding; possess excellent communication skills; demonstrate high levels of caring and empathy; and who are interested in building a long-term career in a thriving Health System with a leadership team that prioritizes longevity, teamwork, community, and work/life balance.


The services provided by our Supportive Care Medicine Team include comprehensive symptom management, discussions related to patients’ values and goals of care, emotional and spiritual support, and Advance Care Planning.  These services are provided concurrently and complementary to all other appropriate treatments ranging from curative to palliative.


This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, growing team that is building a 21st century program which will serve as a model for programs in the future.  Academic appointments through Cedars-Sinai and UCLA are available to qualified candidates.


 Qualifications must include:

• Graduate of an accredited medical school

• Fellowship training and/or Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

• Prior experience working in Palliative Care (preferred)

• BC/BE in appropriate specialty/sub-specialty

• Must qualify for medical staff membership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

• Must hold a current license (or have applied) in the State of California

• An authentic belief in, and acceptance of, Palliative Care principles


If you are interested in learning more and/or applying, please send your curriculum vitae, at least three references, and a cover letter to:

Dr. Scott Irwin c/o:


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks to find, develop and retain the best clinical and research Faculty. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer M/F/Vets/Disabled


Dr. Scott Irwin

Email Address:

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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