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Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award – Due March 30th

The Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award is jointly sponsored by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychosomatic Society

This award facilitates a minimum of a one week visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor

Applicants can be trainees (graduate, professional students – e.g., residents) and early career professionals (e.g., fellows, faculty) within 5 years of completing their terminal degree.

The applicant will receive $3,000 USD to offset costs of travel and accommodations to visit the lab of an international mentor.

For full details about the award including how to apply please download the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Application

Thank you to our INSPIRE Career Transitions Lunchtime Session panelists

Thank you to our fabulous panelists Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Subhadra Evans, Justin Presseau, and Gozde Ozakinci

2016 Career Transitions Panellists - From left to right Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Subhadra Evans, Justin Presseau, and Gozde Ozakinci

2016 Career Transitions Panelists – From left to right Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Subhadra Evans, Justin Presseau, and Gozde Ozakinci

 

INSPIRE Event at ICBM2016

As ICBM2016 (Melbourne) fast approaches, INSPIRE is happy to announce a number of events specifically for early career researchers and trainees.

Mentoring breakfast

This an opportunity to network with other students and gain valuable insight from mentor attendees. The breakfast will be fairly informal so even if you don’t know anyone at the Congress, you will by the end! If you wish to attend, please add this function to your registration by clicking here.

 

Social Event

INSPIRE, the early career group for the ISBM is hosting a social event directly after Poster Viewing Session #2.

Students and early career delegates are invited to join us at the Atrium Bar and Lounge at the Pullman Hotel from 7pm to enjoy a beverage and light snack, mingle, and network with other early career researchers and practitioners with an interest in behavioural medicine from across the globe.

INSPIRE Career Transitions Panel

INSPIRE, the early career group for the ISBM invites students and early career researchers to attend the Career Transitions Panel. At this lunchtime session, ECRs will have the chance to ask our panellists about their career transitions within academia, including researchers who have worked across multiple countries and roles. Panellists include researchers at various points in their career from a range of international institutions.

Congratulations Rebecca Wyse for winning the 2016 ISBM Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

Congrats to Rebecca Wyse, Ph.D., Research Fellow in the School of Medicine and Public Heath at the University of Newcastle in Australia, who won the 2016 ISBM Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! She will be traveling to the lab of Dr. David Just at Cornell University in Ithaca, USA to design, implement, and evaluate strategies to influence the behavior of children in selecting and consuming healthy food options in school settings.

 

2016 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2016 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! This award is jointly sponsored by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM) and the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. The purpose of the award is to facilitate a minimum of one week visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. The proposed visit will be based on aims to pursue a specific research project or a specific program development project in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, or health promotion. The applicant will receive $3,000 USD to offset costs of travel and accommodations to visit the lab of an international mentor. Two awards will be competitively granted each year. Applicants can be trainees or early career professionals within 5 years of completing their terminal degree. Applications are due March 30th, 2016.

Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Application 2016

Two full-time post-doctoral research positions: Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity (Ireland)

Two full-time post-doctoral research positions: Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity

We are currently advertising two full-time post-doctoral research positions (3 year duration) for our Health Research Board Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award 2015 on Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity.

  • 1 position based in the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • 1 position based in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork

Appointment may be made at Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow level.

Salary:

  • €33,975 – €42,394 Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • €43,643 – €46,255 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • €51,716 – €56,442 Research Fellow

The overall aim of this project is to develop and train future leaders in population health and health services research, by undertaking a team-based approach to the urgent problem of childhood obesity.

The research aims to develop, implement and evaluate a pilot complex intervention to promote optimal infant feeding practices and foster healthy dietary behaviours. In addition, the research will quantify the burden of childhood obesity in terms of physical, psychosocial and economic consequences.

The inter-disciplinary research team brings together expertise in population health, nutritional epidemiology, health services research, behavioural science, developmental psychology, health economics and implementation science to build capacity. The work is a collaboration between University College Cork, National University of Ireland Galway and Trinity College Dublin. The post-doctoral researchers will be mentored by senior faculty across the three institutions.

The successful candidates may have a background in health psychology, behaviour change, implementation science or evaluation research. In addition to salary, the position includes generous support for national and international training, international research placements and travel to conferences.

For more information: academicpositions.eu

Application procedure: Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Ber Madden, Bernadette.madden@ucc.ie, on or before the closing date 17th February, 2016. Interviews will take place at University College Cork on Friday, 4th March, 2016.

 

For informal enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Professor Patricia Kearney (for the UCC post)

Email Address: patricia.kearney@ucc.ie

And/or

Dr Molly Byrne (for the NUI Galway post)

Email Address: molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Research Associate in Health Psychology: Centre for Behaviour Change and the Health Psychology Research Group @ University College London

An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic Research Associate to lead the behavioural science input to the newly formed Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) tasked with evaluation of interventions. The post holder will contribute to and lead on a range of projects addressing the design and evaluation of health protection interventions – such as how to communicate with patients and GPs to reduce antibiotic prescribing. The post will require proactive engagement with senior researchers to identify opportunities for behavioural science input and the capacity to provide leadership for initiating, conducting and reporting the work in collaboration with multidisciplinary research teams and service providers.

Closing date for applications: 22nd January 2016
For more details and to apply: http://bit.ly/1l0CD7P

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Science and Clinical Health Psychology of Diabetes at Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Two postdoctoral fellowship positions are offered at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. The primary training experience will be within the research lab of Dr.

Jeffrey S. Gonzalez (See: http://jeffreygonzalezlab.wix.com/gonzalezlab) in the APA-­? accredited Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) PhD program at Ferkauf (See:  http://www.yu.edu/ferkauf/clinical-­?psychology-­?health-­?emphasis/). Fellows will also have opportunities to receive mentorship and consultation from collaborating experts in behavioral science and the clinical management of diabetes at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (See: https://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/diabetes-­?  research/research-­?areas/prevention-­?control-­?cores/). Research training will focus on the prevention and control of diabetes via psychological and behavioral intervention. Supervised clinical work with adults with type 2 diabetes and children or adolescents with type 1 diabetes at Montefiore Medical Center may also be available.

The primary responsibility of the fellows will be to contribute to ongoing NIDDK-­? funded clinical research projects and related studies being conducted in the lab. Fellows will have responsibilities including data analysis, manuscript preparation and assistance with writing grant proposals. Opportunities also exist for mentored pilot studies and research manuscripts directed by the fellow. Fellows will also contribute to project management of ongoing studies. Opportunities for teaching and mentoring of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels may be available.

Fellows will participate in research seminars and will be able to take advantage of various opportunities for enrichment throughout Yeshiva, Einstein and Montefiore. Salary is competitive relative to NIH training levels and benefits are included. Pilot study funds are available. Travel funds are also available to attend scientific and professional conferences.

Candidates with a doctoral degree in psychology (clinical degrees preferred but non-­? clinical degrees also considered) who have strong analytic and writing skills are encouraged to apply. A prior peer-­?reviewed publication record, relevant experience, and promise for ability to obtain external research funding are required. Although not required, a degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on health psychology/behavioral medicine is desirable. Bilingual Spanish speakers are preferred and individuals from under-­?represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to consider these positions.

Send a cover letter indicating interests and goals for postdoctoral training, a CV and 1-­?2 publications as attachments (single pdf preferred) to an e-­?mail with “Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line and send to: drjeffgonzalez@gmail.com. Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to the same e-­?mail address on your behalf. Review of application materials will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until qualified individuals are identified. Any questions that come up before the deadline should be directed to Dr. Gonzalez at: jeffrey.gonzalez@einstein.yu.edu.