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(Posted 9/17/2018)


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.



-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:

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


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

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


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:

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


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:


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)


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  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,

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.

Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia–Vancouver
(Posted 7/23/2018)


The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in health psychology, which will begin July 1, 2019.


Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for outstanding health psychology candidates, regardless of research specialization, but we are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on biopsychosocial processes in health and disease, and/or health behaviors. Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department ( The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.


Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to


The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.


The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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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

Deadline May 1, 2019!


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