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Term Tenure Track Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Symptom Research Department
(Posted 10/23/2018)

Professor, Term Tenure Track The Department of Symptom Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is recruiting for a full Professor, Term Tenure Track appointment. Scientific contributions must impact the implementation and development of patient reported outcomes of cancer and its treatment. The candidate should have good leadership qualities to supervise evidence-based approaches to the development of patient reported outcomes in clinical practice at MD Anderson and leveraging these to evidence a proven benefit to clinical outcomes with a focus on research and implementation of research on patient reported outcomes and participation in clinical trials. The candidate should actively engage in and encourage translational and clinical research and scholarly activity to enhance the academic environment of the department. This requires the ability to synthesize a myriad of details pertaining to the multiple areas of clinical practice and research activity. She/he should have a good publishing history, and should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams that include research and clinical staff. The candidate should seek appropriate funding mechanisms to support the research activities which will require to communicate effectively with funding agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, policy leaders, and other stakeholder groups. The candidate should be able to maintain visibility by presenting results of studies in national and international professional and scholarly societies and meetings. The candidate would also have to supervise continuing professional education for the staff of the research group. The ideal candidate must have five years as Associate Professor or equivalent and experience in implementation and/or development of patient reported outcomes and/or involvement in clinical trials, with a Ph.D. in psychology, public health or other appropriate fields of science. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Lori Smith: Operations Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1450 Houston Texas, 77030 Email: MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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:

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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