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Biobehavioral HealthPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2020-Jan-23
The Social Network Methods Section within the Social and Behavioral Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position. The mission of the Social and Behavioral Research Branch is to understand the broad swath of behavioral and social issues in translating genomic discovery for health promotion, disease prevention, and health care improvements. For more information about ongoing research of the branch: https://www.genome.gov/about-nhgri/Division-of-Intramural-Research/Social-Behavioral-Research-Branch. The Intramural Research Program is on the NIH Bethesda campus and offers a wide array of training opportunities for early-career scientists.
We are seeking an individual with an interest in the processes by which psychosocial and biological factors, influence or are influenced by social and emotional aspects of behavior. Our ideal candidate will have experience in biobehavioral research. Specifically, we are looking for applicants with expertise in one of the following areas:
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 perspective to understand how social factors impact individual response to caregiving as well as qualitative assessment of the experience of and context of caregiving from a network perspective. Our ideal candidate will have research interests that align well with these goals.Requirements:
A doctoral degree in a health science (biology, medicine, nursing, etc.), social and behavioral science (psychology, sociology, etc.) or related field (epidemiology, public health, etc.) is required. The fellowship is designed for those who have completed their doctoral training within the last five years. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills in biobehavioral research.To Apply:
The fellowship includes a competitive salary, benefits, and a professional travel stipend. The position is in Bethesda, MD at the main NIH campus. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and names of three references to Dr. Laura Koehly, Senior Investigator (koehlylmail.nih.gov).
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.