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The University of Virginia’s Center for Behavioral Health and Technology- 2 Research Associates
(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.  

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Officer
(Posted 11/16/2016)


Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Medical Officer Recruitment


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 Medical Officer vacancies. The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life, and long-term care insurance.


  • As a Medical Officer in intramural, you will be responsible for administering clinical, basic and independent research programs; analyzing, evaluating and generating scientific and clinical data; and conceptualizing new research direction and projects. 


  • As a Medical Officer in extramural, you will utilize your medical expertise to administer extramural research grants or contracts in a major program area.  You will evaluate activities of funded investigators and make recommendations regarding the contribution of the research to the goals and objectives of the program.


The Medical Officer announcements will be accepting applications from November 21st to November 30thfor Montgomery County, MD.


For medical and scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at For questions, please contact Sandra Muñoz-Cintrón at (301) 435-4768 or


HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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. 


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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