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Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, and colleagues in the Center for Childhood Obesity Research (CCOR, http://hhd.psu.edu/ccor/) at Penn State are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join ongoing projects in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, responsive parenting, child eating behavior, community nutrition, and low-income and rural populations. CCOR is a college-wide research center created to catalyze innovative, interdisciplinary research and development of evidence-based interventions to prevent obesity in children. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ongoing projects at CCOR, including, but not limited to: a) INSIGHT, an NIH-funded RCT of a responsive parenting intervention to prevent obesity in infancy, which is now following participants into middle childhood; b) SIBSIGHT, an NIH-funded observational study of siblings of INSIGHT participants focused on crossover effects of the INSIGHT intervention as well as the effect of birth order, genetics, and parenting on obesity risk; c) the WEE Baby Care Study, a HRSA-funded trial to evaluate coordination of care between pediatricians and WIC nutritionists to prevent early childhood obesity; 4) development and testing of online educational modules for promotion of responsive feeding behaviors among low-income families; 5) a number of small projects to develop and/or improve delivery of nutrition education through SNAP-Ed.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for the position of Health, Behavior and Society Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. The successful applicant will have a record of academic and research accomplishment, an active research portfolio, demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities and a vision for the impact of the Department on public health. The Department of Health, Behavior and Society is dedicated to addressing many of today’s most intractable public health issues that are rooted in human behavior and social conditions—from smoking and substance use to injury and infectious and chronic disease.
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a research facility of the Louisiana State University System, is seeking to hire two project managers in the Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Lab. The Project Managers will coordinate operations of clinical trials primarily occurring in medical clinics and community settings. Each position is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and execution of data collection and intervention delivery at clinical sites to ensure consistency with established strategies, commitments and goals, ensuring that data quality is maintained and assessment milestones are met.
The undergraduate Department of Community Health at Tufts University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer for the academic year 2018-2019. The search is open, but there is a particular interest in the area of global health. Subfields or areas of expertise could include one or more of the following: intervention or implementation research on health programs and policies, communicable or non-communicable diseases, health and climate change, and data science, involving the use of quantitative methods to analyze large datasets. The faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the department, advise undergraduate Community Health students on course planning, senior honors theses, and other matters related to the department; and participate in department, school, and university-wide service. The position includes teaching and service with full 9-month salary support.
The Florida State University Center for Translational Behavioral Research and the College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine seeks candidates for a full time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor level faculty position (9 months or 12 months). The applicants should have either a PhD or comparable degree in the Social or Behavioral Sciences or Public Health or an MD/DO with research training. Faculty would be expected to conduct translational research at any point of the translational spectrum, from early phase trials translating basic behavioral and social science to new interventions to later stage effectiveness and implementation trials. Faculty will contribute to a team science approach to develop, test and implement biobehavioral interventions to improve health.
Hennepin Healthcare has a current, full-time opening for a Primary Care Psychologist. This position will be shared 60% in our Addiction Medicine Clinic and 40% in our Brooklyn Park Clinic. Qualified candidates will possess: Doctoral degree in psychology obtained from an APA-approved program with appropriate clinical training; Completion of an APA-approved internship; One year of supervised post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a medical or mental health setting; Training appropriate to the area of specialization is required; Certified (or eligible for certification) as a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Minnesota.
This is a very exciting opportunity in the Science department to take on a role managing the wide portfolio of Weight Watchers studies, pilots, and clinical trials with researchers around the globe. As a science-based company and leader in behavioral weight management, research is at the heart of our program and serves to both provide an evidence base for the efficacy of our current program and products as well as test basic behavioral science in the context of WW to drive program innovation in the areas of health and wellness. You will play a key role in coordinating and managing research within the Science Department as it relates to clinical trials, pilots, and special projects.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a full-time behavioral scientist at the Assistant/Associate/Full Member level (equivalent to Assistant/Associate/Full Professor). The ideal candidate will have expertise in behavioral aspects of dissemination and implementation research and interest in applying those skills to the area of cancer care delivery research. The position is based at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), housed in the Cancer Prevention Program within the Public Health Sciences Division of Fred Hutch. HICOR faculty conduct retrospective and prospective research in comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, quality of care, health care delivery, health outcomes, and health policy related to early detection and treatment of cancer.
The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences is seeking a full-time, tenured faculty member at the rank of Professor and Director for the Health Disparities Research Initiative. In particular, we are interested in an investigator who conducts health disparities research in chronic or infectious diseases that adversely affect disadvantaged populations that include racial and ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or rural populations).
The Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a full-time Assistant Research Professor. This position is within the Qualitative Research Core within ACCORDS, and thus requires health-related research experience and expertise in qualitative research methods. Specific areas of interest include in-depth and key informant interviews and focus group methods as well as expertise in qualitative research design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The position will involve consulting with faculty on qualitative research methods, grant applications and publications.
innovationOchsner (iO) is looking for a Behavior Science Specialist to join its entrepreneurial, multi-disciplinary and mission-focused team that is shaping the future of healthcare. iO is an innovation lab within Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest not-for-profit health system. iO’s mission is to reimagine and revolutionize the delivery and experience of healthcare and dramatically improve health outcomes using technology, data and new thinking, with a focus on digital health, advanced analytics and precision medicine.
Immediate opening for a research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. David Victorson, Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences. The fellowship is 1-2 years and focuses on mindfulness and behavioral medicine in evidence-based measurement and intervention science with oncology and other patient populations. Strong candidates will have a doctorate in clinical, counseling, or social psychology, or a related behavioral/social sciences field within the last 5 years; have previous training and experience delivering mindfulness-based interventions; have strong background in biostatistics; possess strong work ethic and excellent communication skills.
Immediate opening for a research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Shu-Hong Zhu, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. The fellowship is 2-3 years and includes working on developing new, clinically sound behavior change interventions for smokers. Interest in both new technological modalities of intervention (such as text, chat, chat bots, mobile apps, virtual reality, etc.) and in vulnerable populations (such as those with behavioral health conditions, low income, and underserved groups) is essential.