Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Contact Contact Dr. Bonnie Spring, c/o Ms. Ginne Meyers
The Behavioral Medicine Division in Northwestern University’s Department of Preventive Medicine and the Center for Behavior and Health, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, seek one or two postdoctoral fellows with strong interest and competency in some combination of the following areas: mHealth intervention research including wearable sensors, health behaviors (smoking, physical activity, diet), stress, obesity, and/or ecological momentary assessment. Project management experience is required. The Center provides a unique, intellectually vibrant scientific home for researchers and clinician scientists who develop, implement and evaluate technology-supported behavioral interventions to promote health. Robust collaborations between the Chicago and Evanston campuses and the surrounding community support a full spectrum of translational research and implementation. Research programs leverage social networks, worksites, and community resources to promote health. In addition to behavioral scientists and physicians, the Department’s 45 faculty include 20 biostatisticians as well as world class experts in epidemiology, nutrition, and public health. Several ongoing clinical trials aim to develop or test the effectiveness of technology-enhanced interventions to promote health behavior change, weight loss, and chronic disease risk reduction in at-risk populations. The primary objective of the fellowship is to prepare the individual for a career in behavioral medicine or health promotion research. The fellow will work on ongoing clinical trials, have access to data sets for publications, receive mentorship in grant writing and publication, participate in providing academic and clinical mentorship of graduate students and research staff, and be afforded career development opportunities through Northwestern University. Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or ABD) in health psychology or a related behavioral or social science, excellent communication and writing skills, as well as training in research methodology and statistics. Minority applicants are encouraged. Appointments are for two years, contingent on first year performance. Salary and benefits are competitive. To apply, please send CV and statement of interests to Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, c/o Ginne Meyers, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, 680 N. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611, or to email@example.com.
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