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Fellowship in Social and Biobehavioral HealthPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2017-Oct-03
We are seeking an individual with interest and expertise in social and biobehavioral research to support the scientific mission of the Section. An ideal candidate for this position will have experience and interest in the processes by which biological factors influence social and emotional aspects of behavior. Fellows engage in training that imparts knowledge of genomics and network science, and public health applications.
The goals of the Social Network Methods Section include: 1) developing methods that measure and model the complexities of relational systems; 2) using such models to understand the social, psychological and communicative context of families at risk of hereditary and common complex diseases; and 3) translating these findings into effective network-based interventions. Currently our work focuses on understanding caregiving from a social network perspective, capturing the various roles of formal and informal care providers involved in the process of direct care provision, decision making, communication, and support in families affected by hereditary disease. As part of this mission we seek to expand our research portfolio to include a biobehavioral framework that incorporates biological aspects of emotional and physiological regulation of social behavior. Our ideal candidate will have research interests that align well with these goals. Fellows will have opportunity to pursue research projects consistent with the goals of the Section.
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