Professional Development Opportunities

Ph.D. PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Institute for Behavioral Health

The Heller School offers a PhD in Social Policy, with a concentration in Behavioral Health. We also have a training grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in health services research. Both are aligned with the Institute for Behavioral Health. 

We are actively seeking to expand the diversity of our applicants and our students and would appreciate your help in widely sharing the attached flyer with any and all potential applicants. We offer a competitive stipend.

The Behavioral Health concentration particularly seeks students with interest in systems of care to address mental health, substance use and other health behaviors. We want to build strong researchers and policymakers, and bring a focus on collaborating with real-world partners and informing practitioners, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders. See Announcement.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) provides aspiring young scientists the opportunity to earn a PhD in the biomedical sciences performing leading edge research in an interactive, collegial and collaborative environment.  UMMS has research excellence in a broad range of areas, including: RNA biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, infectious disease and immunology, gene therapy and systems biology. UMMS boasts a Nobel Prize winner, Craig Mello; three members of the National Academy of Sciences; and five Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The research enterprise was supported by almost $300M in extramural research support in 2017. Outstanding research infrastructure and care facilities, including a state-of-the-art CryoEM core facility, enable innovative science. Additional research highlights may be found in the most recent issue of @umassmed.

Visit our website for more information https://www.umassmed.edu/gsbs/imsd/.

Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
We are an interdisciplinary research department. Our department's Professors/Principal Investigators actively seek applicants for three different open pools that we run throughout the year.  These are for temporary academic positions. We have a multifaceted research portfolio, spanning disciplines such as psychology and neuroscience, to biology, to marine science, to engineering and materials--and beyond.

Project Scientist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01131

Specialist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01132

Professional Researcher (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01130

Full UCRecruit application and account initiation details here: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply

Our recruitments are open annually through October 31. Although these recruitments each have a "Last review date" for in the past, these dates are updated periodically; please do not let these internal dates dissuade applying!

Any questions can be sent to kelsey.vaneyck@icb.ucsb.edu

Joint Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use

The program includes tuition waiver for candidates who meet the academic/experience requirements, and is the first of its kind. The focus of the PhD is on research, so its curriculum stands out as unique within the field.  See our flyer and visit our website.

VACANT POSITIONS

Health Specialist, Office of Clinical Research Resources

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—is seeking exceptional applicants with experience in clinical research and project management for a health specialist position in the Office of Clinical Research Resources (OCRR), Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). DMID supports extramural research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all human infectious agents (except HIV). DMID provides funding opportunities and a comprehensive set of resources for researchers that support basic research, preclinical development, and clinical evaluation. See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Position at the Vaccine Research Center

The Biodefense Research Section (BRS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC), located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, has an immediate opening for a creative and self-motivated postdoctoral fellow to study immunity to emerging viruses in humans and nonhuman primates. BRS is seeking applicants who are proficient in areas required to define mechanisms of antiviral immunity and who will take advantage of the breadth of technologies available within the VRC. Projects include definition of natural and vaccine-induced B- and T-cell responses, B-cell development, antibody ontogeny, and resistance development in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 setting. Current efforts are focused primarily on SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, and Lassa viruses. See Announcement.

Associate Dean for Research, Virginia Commonweath University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work invites applications for Associate Dean for Research. A preeminent national, urban public university and health sciences center, VCU   is one of only 28 public universities nationwide designated as top-tier in both research activity and community engagement. The University is located in the capital city of Richmond, recently ranked among the top 25 places to live in the U.S. See Announcement.

Senior Clinician/Fellowship Program Director,  Infectious Diseases

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program is seeking an experienced physician to serve as senior clinician and program director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) infectious diseases (ID) fellowship program. NIAID is a major research component of the NIH and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This position will require at least 50% time and effort in directing the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program in ID and offering support for part-time opportunity to conduct clinical research in collaboration with NIAID investigators. See Announcement.

Senior Clinician/Fellowship Program Director, Allergy and Immunology

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program is seeking an experienced physician to serve as senior clinician and program director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) allergy and immunology (A&I) fellowship program. NIAID is a major research component of the NIH and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This position will require at least 50% time and effort in directing the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program in A&I and offering support for part-time opportunity to conduct clinical research in collaboration with NIAID investigators. See Announcement.

Director, Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, seeks to hire a mid-career full-time tenure track faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level to serve as Director of the Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Lori Altshuler Endowed Chair for Mood Disorders. Candidates should have an outstanding, internationally recognized research program in mood disorders with a successful record of extramural funding, a strong interest in a highly collaborative research environment, and the skills and experience to play a leadership role in translation of research findings into clinical practice. All areas of research in which mood disorders play a central role are of interest, with a focus on bipolar disorder preferred. See Announcement.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Black Health & Big Data Methodology, UCLA

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose scholarly focus encompasses Black health inequities and "Big Data" methodology. Stark discrepancies associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have elevated public consciousness of broader social inequities and recognition of racial justice as a crucial priority. Further, methodological expertise is essential to translating data into policy-relevant initiatives. This search is a partnership between the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), the Department of Biostatistics, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as part of the campus-wide effort to rise to the challenge of racial and social justice at UCLA, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost (https://chancellor.ucla.edu/messages/rising-to-the-challenge/). The applicant would have academic appointments in both departments and would be expected to have a formal affiliation with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. See Announcement.

Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF) Health Scientist

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—is seeking an exceptional and motivated candidate to serve as a health scientist within the Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF), part of the Division of Clinical Research (DCR). IRF’s mission is to manage, coordinate, and facilitate the conduct of research on emerging infectious disease and biodefense pathogens to develop medical countermeasures and improved medical outcomes for patients. See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in HIV and Alcohol Research - Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC), University of Florida

The Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) at the University of Florida seeks Postdoctoral Fellows interested in translational science research and training focused on reducing the impact of alcohol on HIV infection, behavioral and clinical interventions, and/or neurocognition and brain science. Fellows are supported by a T32 training grant funded by the NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Postdoctoral Fellows will develop an original research program under the guidance of a faculty mentor, participate in research seminars and training experiences, and engage in individual and group mentoring sessions with distinguished faculty mentors including Co-Directors Drs. Robert Cook, Robert Leeman, and Robert Lucero together with faculty colleagues representing diverse disciplines across the university. Visit website for details and to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Protein Aggregation in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Hamilton, Montana

The TSE/Prion Biochemistry Section, NIAID, has strong basic and translational research programs aimed at understanding the structures and activities of protein aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases. For example, we are developing ultrasensitive RT-QuIC seed amplification assays for aggregates that underpin the pathogenesis of diseases (such as prion, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and related diseases). Such biomarker assays can markedly facilitate structural comparisons, accurate diagnostics, and the development of therapeutics for these diseases. See Announcement.

Senior Scientist, Research Technologies Branch

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a senior scientist in the Research Technologies Branch (RTB) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). We are seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional managerial skills and a forward-thinking mindset to serve as DIR Associate Director for Research Technologies and Chief of the RTB. The selected candidate will oversee a staff of over 60 scientists—most with advanced degrees—and several large, complex programs located on NIAID’s campuses in Bethesda and Rockville (Maryland) and in Hamilton (Montana). See Announcement.

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a starting date of August 16, 2021.  This position is central to our strategic emphasis on community-engaged social justice research, particularly around racial disparities in health and other outcomes. We seek an emerging scholar with a focus on understanding the extent of, reasons for, and solutions to racially disparate outcomes in at least one of the substantive areas in which we have strengths, such as health equity, education, child welfare, and economic well-being. We are especially interested in understanding the effects of violence, limited community and family resources, the role of discrimination in understanding well-being, and the use of technology to promote social good. We also seek candidates with interests and skills in enhancing our curriculum and educational delivery related to racial justice. See Announcement.

Faculty Position in Neuroscience or Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) is recruiting a full-time faculty member who will focus on Neuroscience or Cardiovascular Imaging. This position is at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The MIPS program/division is committed to advancing the fundamental basic science of molecular imaging and to translating these discoveries for improving human health care. Stanford University and the Department of Radiology have made substantial commitments towards the expansion of the MIPS including new space at the Technology & Innovation Park. See Announcement.

Faculty Position in Cancer Imaging at Stanford School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) is recruiting a full-time faculty member who will focus on Cancer Imaging.  This position is at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The MIPS program/division is committed to advancing the fundamental basic science of molecular imaging and to translating these discoveries for improving human health care. Stanford University and the Department of Radiology have made substantial commitments towards the expansion of the MIPS including new space at the Technology & Innovation Park. See Announcement.

Faculty Position, Social Psychology Program, University of Massachuesetts Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/pbs/) is inviting applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level in its Social Psychology program, starting in Fall 2021. See Announcement.

Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIN/STI Health Disparities

The University of California, San Francisco is accepted applications to the Visiting Professor Program. We will use videoconferencing to host the program in a virtual format in 2021. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:00am Pacific. For more information and application, visit here.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, San Jose State University

San Jose State University is recruiting for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology with expertise in the area of health and wellness in communities of color, broadly defined.  For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by Tuesday January 5th, 2021.  The full position description can be found at:  https://jobs.sjsu.edu/sj/en-us/job/498192/assistant-professor-clinical-psychology .

Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Psychology, North Carolina AT&T State University

The successful candidate will teach courses in applied health, clinical, social, and developmental psychology as well as research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidate is expected to establish a funded research program and train both undergraduate and graduate students in research techniques and engage in student advisement. Candidate is also expected to write proposals, publish in peer reviewed journals and work collaboratively with colleagues from psychology and/or related disciplines. Service to the department, College of Arts and Sciences and the university is required. https://jobs.ncat.edu/postings/20877

Postdoctoral Training in Promoting Equity in  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease - University of Texas at Austin

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin are recruiting two postdoctoral fellows through a T32 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The goal of the postdoctoral training program is to increase diversity in behavioral, population, and implementation science research to promote health equity in cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. The program will enhance inter-professional education efforts already underway at UT Austin with involvement from mentors across the Schools of Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, the Population Research Center, and the College of Pharmacy. This is a two-year fellowship, contingent upon satisfactory progress, with a start date of 08/01/2021. See Announcement.

Department of Physiology: LSU Health – New Orleans

The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA seeks outstanding candidates with a PhD or equivalent degree for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant to full professor level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant extramural funding and research strengths in cardiovascular physiology or alcohol-related pathophysiology. Click here for more Info

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RESOURCES

Public Health Online

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Public Health Degree Program Information

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4researchers.org NIH-funded Website

Click here to access resources and practical information for researchers across a broad range of topics, with a focus on those in the behavioral and social science field.

FUNDING

NIH Tenure-Track Opportunities

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NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Information on grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Successful NIH grant proposals

Examples of successful NIH grant proposals at NIAID.

National Health Council Database

A resource to help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources.