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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy and Practice Research Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Open until filled.

The position: The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is excited to announce the availability of a post-doctoral research fellowship position in the Medical School’s Program in Health Disparities Research. Eligible candidates will have a doctoral degree in public health, behavioral science, health education, health communication, sociology, anthropology, social psychology or a related discipline. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellow will be to assist in building active programs of translation and dissemination research related to obesity prevention and policy. The position will primarily focus on the nutrition and physical activity policies and practices of youth serving settings, especially related to underserved populations. Secondarily, the applicant will collaborate with a team to examine health disparities in youth and young adult obesity, and the role of chronic psychosocial stress, particularly childhood and adolescent exposure to violence. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and writing skills and strong training in applied research. The ideal candidate will be proficient in managing and analyzing complex longitudinal datasets.

Jan
31
Deadline

Acción Contra el Hambre is recruiting a Food Security and Livelihoods Head of Project based in Hassakeh, Syria, and Madrid, Spain. Deadline is January 31, 2012.

Project description and application instructions are here. Acción Contra el Hambre (Action Against Hunger) has RSS feeds for international and country specific posts.

Oct
01
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Assistant Professor in Community-Based Health and Social Disparities Research University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA; deadline: Oct 1, 2012.

About: The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor for candidates whose research programs focus on health and social disparities (e.g., physical health, psychological well-being). We seek candidates with experience in community-based prevention and intervention research who will (a) be competitive for national funding initiatives, (b) contribute to USC’s priority on health-focused research, and (c) complement the university’s mission to address the health and welfare of state residents. Qualifications include a promising record in original research, a commitment to quality teaching, and a doctoral degree or satisfactory progress toward completion of a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field.

Asst/Assoc Prof in Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health at University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Faculty Position Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health Faculty Position ‐ Assistant or Associate Professor (TS) (#0130145)

Research Associate Position at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

Nov
05
Deadline

Farmworker Health Specialist with the NC Farmworker Health Program, Raleigh, NC; deadline to apply November 5, 2012

About: The NC Farmworker Health Program, within the Office of Rural Health and Community Care, is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time position beginning immediately. The position is currently a temporary position without benefits but will be opened to applicants for the full-time state position in the near future.

Feb
10
Deadline

Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship in the Health Behaviors Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute; deadline to apply: Feb 10, 2013.

About The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA), with an emphasis on health behaviors research. The CRTA appointment, is a one- or two-year position with the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute. (http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/hbrb/index.html). This is a full-time position and will be based in Rockville, Maryland. The position will allow the applicant to interact with a large number of scientists representing the disciplines of nutrition, behavioral sciences, obesity prevention, physical activity, skin cancer prevention, gene-environment interactions, behavioral genetics and other disciplines within public health, at the NCI, the NIH and at institutions around the country. The Cancer Research Training Award provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in health behaviors and cancer control to gain experience working with an extramural behavioral scientist at the National Cancer Institute.

Multiple MPH Summer 2013 [unpaid] Internships with St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, Los Angeles, CA;

About: Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality care in South Los Angeles. St. John’s Well Child & Family Center (SJWCFC) is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare providers in Los Angeles County. We are a network of 12 federally qualified community health centers and school-based clinics providing medical, dental and mental health care through more than 160,000 patient visits. With a passion for increasing access to quality, community-based healthcare, SJWCFC has grown from a small single clinic in 1964 to a $30 million organization serving uninsured, underserved and economically disadvantaged children and adults in South Los Angeles.

Jul
15
Deadline

Postdoc in Health Equity Research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC. Deadline: July 15, 2013.

About: The UNC Center for Health Equity Research brings together scholars, trainees, and community members from diverse disciplines by forming collaborative multidisciplinary teams with a shared commitment to health equity, innovation and translational research; this shared commitment serves as a bridge among their disciplines and levels of experience. Center members generate new knowledge and contribute to the science of health equity research thus driving innovation in collaboration with underserved communities to improve health.

Mar
13
Deadline

Postdoc with NC TraCS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC UNC; deadline to apply: March 13, 2014

About Applications are now being accepted to fill a postdoctoral fellowship as part of the NC TraCS CARES services to perform innovative research and strengthen capacities in engaging communities to address health priorities in partnership with academic researchers. The research will also focus on understanding and facilitating dissemination and implementation of best practices and contributing to policy change. The fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment, with colleagues conducting translational research in the fields of clinical, behavioral and public health sciences. The fellowship especially highlights community-based participatory research (CBPR) as an important approach to study and address health priorities. The position is renewable for a second year depending on performance with a flexible start date.


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