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Term Tenure Track Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Symptom Research Department
(Posted 10/23/2018)

Description:
Professor, Term Tenure Track The Department of Symptom Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is recruiting for a full Professor, Term Tenure Track appointment. Scientific contributions must impact the implementation and development of patient reported outcomes of cancer and its treatment. The candidate should have good leadership qualities to supervise evidence-based approaches to the development of patient reported outcomes in clinical practice at MD Anderson and leveraging these to evidence a proven benefit to clinical outcomes with a focus on research and implementation of research on patient reported outcomes and participation in clinical trials. The candidate should actively engage in and encourage translational and clinical research and scholarly activity to enhance the academic environment of the department. This requires the ability to synthesize a myriad of details pertaining to the multiple areas of clinical practice and research activity. She/he should have a good publishing history, and should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams that include research and clinical staff. The candidate should seek appropriate funding mechanisms to support the research activities which will require to communicate effectively with funding agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, policy leaders, and other stakeholder groups. The candidate should be able to maintain visibility by presenting results of studies in national and international professional and scholarly societies and meetings. The candidate would also have to supervise continuing professional education for the staff of the research group. The ideal candidate must have five years as Associate Professor or equivalent and experience in implementation and/or development of patient reported outcomes and/or involvement in clinical trials, with a Ph.D. in psychology, public health or other appropriate fields of science. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Lori Smith: Operations Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1450 Houston Texas, 77030 Email: lfsmith@mdanderson.org MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Assistant or Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh's Department of Psychology and the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
(Posted 9/26/2018)

Description:

The Department of Psychology and the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh announce a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, pending budgetary approval. We seek individuals with a program of research in child, adolescent or adult development and learning. We are interested in individuals with demonstrated interest in the interface of race/ethnicity with learning and development. For example:

 

  • Social developmental processes that support well-being and promote learning and educational outcomes
  • The role of racial/ethnic identity processes in supporting positive developmental and learning outcomes
    • Family, school, and community processes that promote positive child and youth development, motivation and positive educational outcomes
  • Intervention/prevention efforts targeted at enhancing learning and development

 

The person filling this position will complement current strengths of the Psychology Department and LRDC and their partnerships with other units of the University, which include the Centers for Urban Education (https://www.cue.pitt.edu), Race and Social Problems (http://crsp.pitt.edu), Social and Urban Research (https://ucsur.pitt.edu), and Parents and Children (https://www.cpc.pitt.edu).

 

The Psychology Department (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu) is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Its 38 tenure-stream faculty offer five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities.  The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students.

 

LRDC (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu) brings together faculty across the cognitive, social, computational, and educational sciences to study learning in its cognitive, neural, social, and organizational aspects, and to make links to education practice, policy, and out-of-school settings. Research areas include learning domains, e.g. literacy and STEM, as well as more general learning factors, e.g. motivation and engagement, reasoning and argumentation, and the contexts that support learning and socioemotional development.

The review of applications will begin immediately, with applications received by October 22, 2018 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, diversity statement, up to three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation sent directly to psyrecr@pitt.edu.The subject heading of recommendation letters should include the applicant’s last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (evotruba@pitt.edu). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh's Department of Psychology
(Posted 9/21/2018)

Description:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval, in Biological and Health Psychology to begin Fall of 2019. The Biological and Health Psychology Program is a premier research and training program emphasizing multilevel, multidisciplinary, and mechanistic approaches to understanding behavioral contributions to chronic disease, health behaviors, and well-being throughout the lifespan. We seek candidates who will help us build on one or more of our established areas of interest. We are especially interested in candidates whose work examines mechanisms of reward and self-regulation in addiction and health behavior; biological or molecular processes linking behavior and health; lifespan longitudinal processes in behavior and health; and social health disparities.

 

The review of applications will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 15, 2018 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, diversity statement, up to three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation sent directly to recrpsy@pitt.edu. The subject heading of recommendation letters should include the applicant's last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Thomas Kamarck (tkam@pitt.edu). Further information about the Department of Psychology is available at: http://www.psychology.pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

OHIO STATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
(Posted 9/17/2018)

Description:

The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research has openings for two health-related postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of its Director, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD. Current funded projects include a longitudinal study of couples’ marital behavior and health that includes a focus on the gut microbiome and aging biomarkers, as well as two large studies with breast cancer survivors. The lab provides an outstanding interdisciplinary training environment with excellent publication opportunities.  Applications will be reviewed as received; the start date depends on both the candidate’s availability and the funding source.

 

 Requirements:

-PhD in psychology (or a closely related field)

-U.S. citizen, or permanent U.S. resident

-Prior human research experience and publications

-Solid quantitative skills

-Interest in biobehavioral, psychoneuroimmunology, and/or cancer research.

 

Details and Instructions for applying:     http://pni.osumc.edu/

Assistant/Associate Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
(Posted 9/10/2018)

Description:

Academic Consultation Psychiatrist  Assistant/Associate Professor

 

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

 

The Division of Consultation Psychiatry at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) has an opening for a full-time Academic Consultation Psychiatrist – with protected teaching time.  The position is at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  Responsibilities include providing direct clinical care to medical and surgical patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), the primary teaching hospital for RWJMS.  The service is a model academic service, so teaching medical students and residents from multiple services is an important focus.

 

Much of the teaching is on clinical rounds, but time is also protected for formal didactic teaching.   Research and scholarly activity is encouraged and successful candidates will be expected to develop an area of expertise.   Fellowship training is a plus but not required.

 

The Division of Consultation Psychiatry is based at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), the primary teaching hospital for RWJMS and part of the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas system, the largest clinical delivery system in New Jersey.  RWJUH is a quaternary referral hospital with Level I trauma, transplant services, and an NCI designated cancer center.  The Department of Psychiatry offers a full range of clinical services and multiple research opportunities.

 

The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is a vibrant medical school located on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey – mid way between New York City and Philadelphia.

 

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in psychosomatic medicine and an academic career.

 

Please email your CV and cover letter to:

 

Anthony Tobia, MD

Chief, Division of Consultation Psychiatry

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

tobiaat@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(Posted 9/7/2018)

Description:
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to begin immediately. The successful candidate will participate in a NIH grant-funded project evaluating biobehavioral mechanisms by which optimism may lead to healthier aging and longevity, which involves primary data collection and secondary data analyses in large cohorts. The fellow will work with our highly interdisciplinary research group, including scientists in epidemiology, aging, psychology, epigenetics, and natural language processing. Basic Qualifications -PhD in psychology, health and human development, social epidemiology or a related field -Skills in managing & programming large-scale data sets -Proficiency with advanced statistics -Knowledge of the interface between mental and physical health Additional Qualifications -Interest in & experience with biological data (e.g., epigenetics, metabolomics) Details and Instructions for applying: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8384 https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8384

UCLA Department of Psychology - Biopsychosocial Science of Health search
(Posted 9/5/2018)

Description:

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor in the Biopsychosocial Science of Health. We are interested in applicants who are pursuing innovative and collaborative biopsychosocial research on the dynamic interactions among psychological, social, behavioral, and biological factors, and their impact on health and disease. Full details about the search, including basic qualifications and how to apply can be found at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03983

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Tenure-track assistant professor position in aging and health at Rice University
(Posted 8/13/2018)

Description:

Tenure-track assistant professor position in aging and health – Rice University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position in aging and health, specifically with respect to the cognitive and affective aspects of aging and their neural basis. The research foci might include, but are not limited to, aging and memory, aging and executive attention, cognitive decline and emotional health, interventions for age-related changes in cognition and affect, and the relation of cognitive and affective changes to physical health. The successful candidate would join the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience area in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, with a background in cognitive or affective neuroscience. Assistant Professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, the ideal candidate will hold promise for a national/international reputation in research on aging and its neural basis; an outstanding record of publications; evidence or promise of external grant funding; excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students; and the ability to contribute to a university focused on enhancing diversity. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Rice University is a highly selective institution located in Houston, TX, with outstanding opportunities for collaboration within Rice (e.g., with Rice Center for Neuroengineering,) and with researchers at the adjacent  Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The Texas Medical Center provides access to research-dedicated imaging facilities (e.g., CAMRI, Baylor College of Medicine) and patient populations.  Rice is located in Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the US. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with an affordable cost of living.

The hiring decision process will begin October 15, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, reprints (or optionally URL links to reprints) for 3-4 publications, research and teaching statements, and contact information for four references. Submit applications to Rice University’s RiceWorks at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16104.  Once your application is received your references will be contacted to upload letters to the website. For further information, please contact the search chair: Randi Martin, rmartin@rice.edu.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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.

The 2018 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award (Lab to Lab) has been awarded to Joshua Wiley, PhD, to work with Karen Weihs, MD. Dr. Wiley is a lecturer at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences in Melbourne, Australia, and his research focuses on the interplay between stress, sleep, and emotion regulation factors, often in the context of cancer. He will come to the University of Arizona to adapt a psychosocial intervention into a brief format suitable for remote delivery to cancer survivors. We hope you will consider applying for this grant in May next year!

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 info@psychosomatic.org.

Deadline May 1, 2019!

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