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Psychosomatic Psychiatrist- Spectrum Health
(Posted 11/24/2015)


Spectrum Health seeks BC/BE psychiatrists to expand their psychiatry consult/liaison and integrated care services.  For more information and to apply please contact Beth Brackenridge, Physician Recruiter at 616-486-6604 or email a copy of your CV to

Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s premier health system, transforming care through the integration of psychiatry and behavioral medicine into the fabric of the medical health setting at this 12 hospital system. 

Specific opportunities available include: 14 bed adult inpatient unit and Psychiatry Consult/Liaison Service in Ludington, MI; Adult Psychiatry Consult/Liaison Service (including ED consults) in Grand Rapids, MI; Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Psychiatrist for innovative Integrated Care Model; Addiction Psychiatrist for new Spectrum Health Addiction Rehabilitation Program; Geriatric Psychiatrist to lead multidisciplinary team in Continuing Care/SNF/Post-acute Care; Telepsychiatry.

Spectrum Health is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Academic status/faculty affiliation with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

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Program Director - National Cancer Institute
(Posted 11/17/2015)


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites letters of interest from scientists with expertise in clinical oncology, cancer biology, or cancer survivorship to join the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB) as a Program Director. To learn more about BBPSB, visit

BBPSB leads NCI’s investment in the basic science of human behavior. Scientists within the branch support investigators at domestic and international research institutions and provide expert oversight of extramural grant, cooperative agreement, and contract portfolios. Members of the BBPSB scientific team use their expertise to determine research priorities, develop funding opportunities, and identify resources needed to accelerate scientific discovery. Specific areas of research emphasis include: basic attention, perception, cognitive, affective, judgment and decision-making processes involved in cancer control, from prevention to survivorship; central and peripheral nervous system regulation of cancer biology, cancer risk behavior, chemoprevention and cancer treatment responses, and clinical outcomes; and biobehavioral mechanisms of comorbidities associated with cancer and cancer treatment.

BBPSB scientists enjoy a scientifically energizing and collegial environment. Each is encouraged to conduct original research to inform strategic priority setting; lead and participate in transdisciplinary research collaborations among public, private, and academic stakeholders; publish in peer-reviewed journals; and develop scientific programming for national and international research conferences. Ample opportunity and access to viable resources enable secondary data analyses of national and state survey data, scholarly review of existing literatures, and the development of new conceptual perspectives and research paradigms.

Individuals with a conferred PhD, ScD, or MD degree with specialized research, knowledge, and expertise in clinical oncology, cancer biology, or cancer survivorship are sought. Scholarly achievement as evidenced by an established, peer-reviewed publication and presentation record is required. Individuals with exceptional communication, leadership, and collaboration skills are highly desired.

The anticipated full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland, and will likely be classified as a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) or Medical Officer (Research) on Salaries will be competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits will be provided. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and two representative publications immediately to Paige Green, PhD, MPH, BBPSB Chief at:

This announcement is for a career position with the U.S. government and requires that the applicant is a U.S. citizen. The position is subject to a background investigation. Educational qualifications verified by official transcripts and submission of a Confidential Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450 are required. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy.  A formal position announcement will be posted on and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered.  Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as positions are only open for 5 - 10 days.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine
(Posted 11/12/2015)


NIH/ Alpert Medical School of Brown University Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine offers postdoctoral fellowship positions.

The primary goal of the Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine is to train postdoctoral fellows to become researchers who address behavioral problems related to cardiovascular disease. This T32, which is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), develops researchers who have the expertise to a) advance the scientific understanding of the etiology of the behaviors associated with cardiovascular disease and b) develop effective interventions targeting these behaviors in order to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Research training addresses behavioral cardiology and the most prominent lifestyle risk factors for CVD, namely cigarette smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity. There are opportunities to study ways to use advances in basic science, including genetics and neuroimaging, to inform behavioral interventions (moving from “bench to bedside”) and ways to cost-effectively disseminate effective treatments to the community (“bedside to public health”).

Training is highly individualized with all fellows developing excellent core competencies in areas such as CVD epidemiology, clinical trials related to behavioral risk factors, and research skills. Fellows will also develop a complementary set of specialized competencies specific to their area of research (i.e., tobacco use, obesity, physical activity, or behavioral cardiology). A formal curriculum includes both formal didactics (i.e., coursework and seminars) and mentored research experiences. The mentoring team will be headed by a senior behavioral scientist; with a physician or population scientist and a junior faculty member as secondary mentors. Applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds are sought, including physicians and doctoral level behavioral, social, or public health scientists who are interested in research areas related to cardiovascular behavioral medicine, including weight control, physical activity, nicotine dependence, nutrition, genetics-environment interplay, and neuroimaging. For more information about our programs, please visit the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine and the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.

For further application details, please go to the Postdoctoral Fellowship link on:

(Posted 11/2/2015)


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine month, tenure-track position in the area of health disparities to begin August 16, 2016. Candidates with research programs taking a developmental, family, or community perspective on health and health disparities are encouraged to apply.  Research programs that examine contextual influences on health, or within-person changes with respect to health as a function of social/demographic, familial, or environmental factors (separately or in combination) are of particular interest. Rank for this position is open, and while we expect it to fill at the associate professor level, exceptionally well-qualified assistant professor level applications are also encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to maintain or build a productive, externally funded research program in the area of health disparities and will have a distribution of research, instruction, and service responsibilities consistent with these expectations. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to participate actively in the Auburn University multidisciplinary Cluster Hires Initiative in the Health Disparities Cluster. New faculty with expertise in Human Development & Family Studies, Nutrition, Psychology, Nursing, and Pharmacy will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in these areas to form the core of this innovative multidisciplinary initiative. Participation in the Health Disparities Cluster will be an important component in faculty annual reviews. For more information regarding the Cluster Hires please click on the following link:

THE DEPARTMENT:  The Department includes 25 faculty members (17 full-time, tenure-track), 300 undergraduates, and 45 graduate students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the Center for Health Ecology Research, the Center for Children, Youth, and Families; the Marriage and Family Therapy Center; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; and the Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham, AL.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in human development and family studies, early childhood development, sociology, demography, population health sciences, or allied discipline.  Applicants should have an ongoing health disparities research program, strong quantitative/ statistical skills, and technical familiarity with large datasets. A research background that includes expertise in epidemiology, population health sciences, or demography would also bring added value to the position. The candidate must be fluent in English, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

APPLICATIONS:  Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link:  In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references who will be contacted for a reference letter upon completion of the online application. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Donna Sollie, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.


For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Donna Sollie, Search Committee Chair, at

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Health Psychology
(Posted 10/13/2015)


Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Health Psychology in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, beginning August 2016.

Chapman University is located in the heart of Orange County, California and offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the University is available at

For complete job details and application requirements, please view the job add on the university website:

Clinical Psychiatrist - The University of Virginia
(Posted 9/22/2015)


The University of Virginia seeks a clinical psychiatrist for its consult and liaison service. For more information and to apply, visit, Posting Number 0616942.

UVA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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Behavioral Oncology Training Program - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
(Posted 9/14/2015)


The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, invites applications to its post-doctoral training program in behavioral oncology. This recently refunded NCI-supported interdisciplinary training program is designed to prepare fellows for careers as independent investigators engaged in research on behavioral aspects of cancer prevention detection and control. The program combines a specialized curriculum (formal didactic training and one-on-one interactions with experienced mentors) with research experience (participation in funded studies under the guidance of an experienced investigator).

Current funded areas of faculty research include: nicotine dependence and tobacco control, cervical cancer prevention, cultural and literacy issues in cancer prevention and control, disparities in cancer care, quality of life and symptom management issues in cancer survivors, psychosocial and behavioral aspects of familial and hereditary cancer, and health care provider practices in cancer prevention and control. Training faculty include: Thomas Brandon, Ph.D., Benjamin Craig, Ph.D., David Drobes, Ph.D., David Evans, Ph.D., Martine Extermann, M.D., Ph.D., Clement Gwede, Ph.D., R.N., Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D., Heather Jim, Ph.D., Susan McMillan, Ph.D., R.N., Cathy Meade, Ph.D., R.N., Gwendolyn Quinn, Ph.D., Richard Roetzheim, M.D., Vani Simmons, Ph.D., Brent Small, Ph.D., and Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D.

Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Sc.D., D.P.H. or M.D.) in a social science, a behavioral science, nursing, education, public health or medicine and be committed to a career in behavioral oncology research. Stipends and benefits are highly competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

To apply, send completed application form (available at the website listed below), curriculum vitae and two letters of reference to: Christine A. Marsella, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, MRC-CANCONT, Tampa, Florida 33612; e-mail: For more information about the program, please visit the following website:

Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health - The Pennsylvania State University
(Posted 9/10/2015)


The Pennsylvania State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health. The anticipated start date is August 2016, but is open to negotiation.

The scholarship and teaching of the department’s faculty focuses on how biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health across time scales and levels of analysis. Departmental research covers topics including (but not limited to) physiological processes; health behaviors; genetics and epigenetics; chronic disease; neuroscience; global health; psychological states and processes; environmental exposures; bioethics; health disparities; and intervention science. Department faculty are highly research active, transdisciplinary, and collaborative. The department is comprised of approximately 33 faculty members with very diverse academic backgrounds, a popular and highly successful undergraduate program (with a growing on-line presence), a university-wide Minor in Global Health, and a novel interdisciplinary Doctoral training program. The department recently moved into a new building and has enjoyed steady growth in the size of its faculty. See for further information about the department.

Penn State seeks candidates with the vision, energy and commitment to lead the department, and enhance and extend its national and international prominence. The Department Head will be a leader who promotes excellence in the full range of missions that are embodied in a comprehensive, land-grant, and research-intensive university. We are looking for someone who will champion the interdisciplinarity and diversity that are at the heart of the department. The Head must be committed to excellence in promoting and extending research and scholarship, undergraduate and graduate education, recruiting and mentoring a diverse faculty, and building relationships with industry, government, alumni, donors, and an array of campus and community partners.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate and/or medical degree, a record of extramurally funded research, and should qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor. Demonstrated leadership, management, commitment to issues of diversity, and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite. The Head will have administrative responsibility for all operational, fiscal and procedural actions associated with the department and will represent the department on the Executive Committee of the College of Health and Human Development (HHD).

The department is one of eight academic units in the college (see for more information about the college) and has links with a network of collaborating units that includes the College of Medicine and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; many academic departments in the college and across the university; HHD research centers such as the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, the Center for Healthy Aging, and The Methodology Center; as well as university-wide entities such as the Social Science Research Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and Penn State’s Institutes for Energy and the Environment.

Penn State is a leading public university, and offers a comprehensive portfolio of academic programs. Founded in 1855, it is the only land-grant institution in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Approximately 46,000 students are enrolled at University Park, the administrative and research hub of the university. During the last full fiscal year, expenditures on organized research at Penn State totaled $813 million. The university is responsive to dual-career situations, hosts two superb, on-site child care centers, and is located in a local community with excellent public schools. More detailed information about Penn State and the surrounding central Pennsylvania area can be found at

To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application and submit a cover letter describing relevant experiences, complete curriculum vitae, electronic copies of up to five research articles, and the names of five professional references (Note: references will only be requested after alerting applicants that they are in the final round of selection). To apply, please visit:

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries may be made to Dr. Joshua Smyth, Chair of the Search Committee by e-mail ( or by telephone (814 – 863 – 8402) or to Dr. Ann C. Crouter, Dean, College of Health and Human Development (; 814-865-4392).

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries may be made to Dr. Joshua Smyth, Chair of the Search Committee by e-mail ( or by telephone (814 – 863 – 8402) or to Dr. Ann C. Crouter, Dean, College of Health and Human Development (; 814-865-4392). 

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To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application and submit a cover letter describing relevant experiences, complete curriculum vitae, electronic copies of up to five research articles, and the names of five professional references (Note: references will only be requested after alerting applicants that they are in the final round of selection). To apply, please visit:

Assistant Professor Position - The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California
(Posted 9/1/2015)


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 tenure track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2016. We seek applicants doing leading-edge research in clinical psychology from a lifespan perspective. Areas of research interest include but are not limited to: clinical geropsychology, clinical health psychology, health disparities, clinical neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, and/or evaluation of interventions. The USC clinical program emphasizes clinical science, is one of the first programs to receive PCSAS accreditation, and has one of the earliest clinical geropsychology specialty tracks in the nation.

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 names of three referees. Please send any inquiries to Professor Margaret Gatz at 

Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2015.

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


Please send any inquiries to Professor Margaret Gatz at 

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