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Seeking Behavioral Scientists to Join the National Cancer Institute
(Posted 01/18/11)

The Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch (BBRB) in the Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces plans to recruit dynamic and experienced behavioral scientists with expertise in cognition, emotion, and/or perceptual and sensory sciences. The NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the primary Federal agency responsible for cancer research in the United States.

Behavioral scientists at the NCI enjoy a scientifically energizing and collegial environment with ample opportunities to:

  • Develop research and funding initiatives;
  • Cultivate a diverse portfolio of grant-supported research;
  • Lead and participate in transdisciplinary research collaborations among public, private, and academic stakeholders; and,
  • Develop national and international scientific programming (e.g., symposia, special journal issues and supplements, conferences, and workshops).

Behavioral scientists at the NCI are encouraged to conduct research, present findings at scientific meetings, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Substantial resources are available for secondary data analyses of national and state survey data, scholarly review of existing literatures, and the development of new conceptual perspectives.

Doctoral level training in psychological, cognitive, affective, perceptual and/or sensory science, neuroscience, or a related behavioral science will be required. Researchers who study those processes and interactions with biological factors are highly sought. Substantial research experience in relevant areas will be required.

To learn more about BBRB, please visit:
Web Address:

[email protected]

For consideration, send the following documents by electronic mail to Ms. Donna Hopkins at [email protected]:

  • Cover letter describing your expertise and interest in directing a biobehavioral research program at the NCI;
  • Curriculum vitae, including professional references; and,
  • One first-authored journal publication relevant to the expertise sought in this announcement.

For additional information about opportunities to influence the trajectory of cancer control research and the development of a national research agenda in biobehavioral science at the National Cancer Institute, contact:

Paige Green McDonald, PhD, MPH
Chief, Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch
Phone: (301) 435-5037; Email: [email protected]

(Posted 11/03/10)

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is now recruiting for a postdoctoral fellowship position to begin in July 2011. The application deadline is February 1, 2011. Training in Research in Integrative Medicine (TRIM), is a post-doctoral program funded by a T-32 Training Grant from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM). Information about The TRIM program and the application process is available on the Osher Center web page at: The UCSF Osher Center seeks to diversify student and faculty populations.

Web Address:

Assistant Professor
(Posted 11/03/10)

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval, for an individual with a program of research focusing on basic processes in developmental, pediatric, and/or biological and health psychology. The ability to complement and extend the current strengths of the Psychology Department is also essential; optimal candidates should have cross-disciplinary interests that intersect with other departmental program areas.

The Psychology Department ( is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 33 tenure-stream faculty and houses 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.

The review of applications will begin immediately, with complete applications received by November 15, 2010 receiving full consideration.

Web Address:

Jana Iverson [email protected]
Anna Marsland [email protected]

Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and up to three representative publications to [email protected]. The subject heading of letters should include the applicant's last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Jana Iverson ([email protected]) and Anna Marsland ([email protected]).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Tenure Track Associate or Full Professor Minority Health
(Posted 10/07/10)

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure track position as associate/full professor to maintain a rigorous program of research on minority health, broadly defined, as a core faculty in the Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine program. Responsibilities include conducting a successful minority health research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate training in research and practice, and serving on departmental committees.

The UNT Department of Psychology has 29 FTE faculty members and over 1200 undergraduate majors. It includes three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, Clinical and Counseling Psychology) plus an applied Experimental doctoral program. Our four doctoral programs are quite distinct, and function cooperatively. Each of the accredited doctoral programs is affiliated with the departmental training clinic that also provides many opportunities for researchers.

UNT is a Class I-Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNT-System with over 36,000 students and over 7,700 graduate students. Both graduate and undergraduate students participate on faculty research teams. The Metroplex is the 4th largest metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. and is home to major medical centers and Fortune 500 corporations. The 2000 U.S. Census figures characterize the Metroplex population as closely divided among Hispanics (35.6%), non-Hispanic Whites (34.6%) and non-Hispanic Blacks/African Americans (25.9%). This racial/ethnic diversity along with the region's large health care industry and substantial growth rate provide a resource-rich environment for minority health research.

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate from APA accredited Psychology program
Licensed or license eligible in Texas
Current and/or past engagement conducting high quality research program in minority health, broadly defined

Preferred Qualifications:
Record of successful extramural funding
Strong history of publications and professional presentations
Evidence of teaching competence with undergraduate and/or graduate students
Training and/or experience supervising graduate practicum in therapy and assessment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Review of applications begins November 1. Applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Web Address:

[email protected]

Applicants must apply online at:

Inquiries can be made to:
Sheila Van Bree
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (940)565-2639 Email: [email protected]

Assistant Professor Clinical Health Psychology
(Posted 09/17/10)

The Department of Psychology at CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY anticipates a tenure-track faculty position in CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level in our Social/Personality/Health Psychology group. We seek applicants with training in clinical health psychology. The area of specialization is open, but we particularly seek applicants who overlap with and can build on our current interests which include stress and coping, affect and emotion regulation, social relationships, adjustment to chronic disease, and personality and health. Examples of appropriate areas include, but are not limited to, affective neuroscience, genetics of social behaviors, psychoendocrinology or psychoneuroimmunology. Send vita, statement of research interests, three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation addressed to "Chair, Social/Health/Personality Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213." Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applications must be received by December 15, 2010, in order to be considered. Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Fellowship Title: UCLA Cousins Center Post-Graduate Training Program in Psychoneuroimmunology
(Rolling admission)

Fellowship Description:
The UCLA Post-Graduate Training Program in Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is sponsored by the Cousins Center and the National Institute of Mental Health. The program serves as a major campus facilitator for bridging training in the fields of behavioral science, neuroscience, and immunology and is the sole comprehensive campus training program integrating concerns of basic and clinical immunologists with those of a wide range of neuroscientists and behavioral investigators.

The goal of the Post-Graduate Training Program is to provide a multi-disciplinary education and training to postdoctoral students from various backgrounds, chosen by virtue of their past records in creative and innovative research. Fellows work on their own projects under the mentorship of selected faculty who have a proven record of PNI research excellence. Fellows also interact with Cousins Center faculty and other fellows through a weekly seminar in Psychoneuroimmunology.

Our overall approach is to inform clinical understanding through state-of-the-art behavioral, neurobiological, neuroimmunological and neuroendocrinological techniques. By combining a high level of methodological sophistication about clinically relevant issues and mechanisms with a firm grounding in neuroscience and immunology, we believe that the scientific knowledge base of PNI will be markedly advanced, and that this effort will illuminate the role of psychosocial factors in immune-related diseases and the mechanisms by which such factors transduce experience to biology.

Web Address:;

[email protected]

Michael Irwin, M.D.
Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3109
Box 957076
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7076
(Campus mailcode = 707624, for intracampus mail)
Telephone: (310) 825-8281
FAX: (310) 794-9247

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