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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine/Women’s Health
(Posted 1/6/2016)


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine/Women’s Health

The Ohio State University Stress and Health in Pregnancy Laboratory (PI: Lisa Christian, PhD) is seeking a full-time post-doctoral research fellow interested in effects of stress on immune and neuroendocrine function in women in pregnancy and postpartum. The laboratory is based at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  The successful candidate will prepare original manuscripts using data from established and ongoing datasets involving stress, depression, racial disparities, neuroendocrine and immune parameters, and health outcomes in pregnant women and their children. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing hypotheses, analyzing data, and leading the manuscript writing process for empirical papers related to behavioral medicine in women and infants. This candidate will also assist with recruitment, data collection, and data consolidation for ongoing projects, conduct literature reviews to increase knowledge and discover new research trends and methods, plan and design research to test new hypotheses, and interview, supervise, and train members of the research team. Prior training in clinical psychology, health psychology, developmental psychology, child psychology, perinatal epidemiology, psychoneuroimmunology, or related fields is required. Interested individuals should send a current CV, names of three references, and a one page letter of interest describing their research training, interests, and short- and long-term career goals to: More information available at


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 applications 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.

The anticipated full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland, and will be posted on as a Health Scientist Administrator from Dec. 10-14. Salaries will be competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits will be provided. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for this position on starting on Dec. 10. The position will close on Monday, Dec. 14. Use vacancy announcement number NIH-NCI-DE-16-1565779. Contact Paige Green, PhD, MPH, BBPSB Chief at: with questions.

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.


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:

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