Senior Research Officer: Cancer Council Victoria

Adolescent and Young Adult patterns and experiences of cancer care
(Ref. CBRC.122)

  • Join a world-leading research centre
  • Make a significant contribution to research on the care of young people with cancer
  • Full time fixed term position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer conducts high quality applied behavioural research and evaluation to inform and influence cancer control policies, programs and services. The research project “Patterns of care and experiences of care for Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer” is a an NHMRC-funded mixed-method study that has involved a medical care audit of around 1000 patients in all states of Australia and a quantitative survey to assess experiences of care among 200 patients in two Australian states.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a motivated, highly skilled Senior Research Officer to join the Patient Experiences team. In consultation with the Principal Research Fellow who is the Chief Investigator of the study, your role will be to:

  • Undertake data analyses, and lead and/or contribute to the writing of papers for publication
  • Manage communications with the project’s key stakeholders, including chief investigators, associate investigators, advisory committees and other stakeholders
  • Complete study reporting requirements for the data collection sites

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in a relevant field and substantial experience in a research related environment
  • The ability to conduct quantitative statistical analyses including conducting multivariate statistical analysis using STATA or SPSS
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to clearly communicate research findings to others and to write peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • The ability to manage research studies with an understanding of major research design issues in behavioural research.

What we can offer you

This full-time fixed term position for 12 months provides a salary within range $70,600 – $90,000 pa plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport.

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity visit www.cancervic.org.au/about/careers to download a Position Description and the Key Selection Criteria and forward your full application (resume, cover letter and completed Key Selection Criteria document) to hr@cancervic.org.au.

For more information contact A/Prof Vicki White on (03) 9514 6352.
Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview.

We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.
Applications close 14 January 2016
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply

The PhD in Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut’s PhD in Health Promotion Sciences is an advanced, applied and research-oriented degree based on synergy in major areas—behavioral and environmental interventions, diet and physical activity across the lifespan, genetics / diagnostics, and statistical modeling—to promote health and prevent diseases. Students acquire knowledge and skills to advance understanding of behavioral, social and environmental determinants of health and apply health promotion and behavior change to create innovative solutions for current and emerging health challenges.

Faculty: Our faculty research is dynamic and interrelated (see figure). For information on individual faculty see www.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/facultyandstaff/.

Program of study: The student and her/his doctoral committee jointly design a plan of study uniquely suited to each student’s needs and career objectives. Required areas of study include: health promotion, research methods and statistics, related cognates / electives, scientific writing, and dissertation credits. For details visit www.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/graduate/gpah.php.

Admission Policy: The Program is open to those with a baccalaureate or master’s degree (preferred). Applicants are expected to have prior relevant coursework and research experience along with research interests that align with faculty interests. Requirements also include 3 letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student’s academic potential, a personal essay, and a sample research paper or abstract. GRE scores ?60th percentile are preferred. Students will receive a graduate stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits on a competitive basis. For questions, contact: valerie.duffy@uconn.edu. To apply visit http://grad.uconn.edu/.

Faculty Positions in the Department of Community Health School of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts

The undergraduate Department of Community Health invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Areas of specialization are open. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) U.S. Health Care Systems and Policy: a candidate in this area would ideally have expertise in areas such as health care systems, policy analysis, or health services research, although candidates with expertise in any aspect of health policy will be considered.

(2) Global Health: a candidate in this area would ideally have expertise in global health (broadly defined), with a record of scholarship in areas such as maternal/child health, reproductive health, or chronic disease, although all aspects of global health will be considered.

(3) Quantitative Methods: a candidate in this area would ideally have expertise/experience in areas such as: working with big data, performing multi-level analysis, and/or conducting modeling.

Qualifications

A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to Community Health.  University-level teaching experience is required and experience with undergraduates is strongly preferred. Candidates should have evidence of, or the potential for, an excellent and sustainable record of research, and evidence of the ability or the potential to generate extramural funding.

The program is especially interested in individuals who fit with the Department’s interdisciplinary focus on the application of social and behavioral theory and methods to population health in national and/or global contexts.

 Review of applications will begin November 13, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. For further information about the Community Health Department visit our website: http://chp.tufts.edu.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a C.V., a research synopsis, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), copies of two representative scholarly works, and have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/32476

Questions about the position should be directed to Pamela Schoenberg Reider, Departmental Administrator at PSchoenberg.Reider@tufts.edu or 617-627-2349.

The Department of Community Health and Tufts University

The Department of Community Health at Tufts University is an undergraduate program within the School of Arts and Sciences and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Department seeks talented and energetic applicants who wish to join a growing faculty and student body. The advertised positions will include a blend of scholarship, teaching, and service with full 9-month salary support.

Tufts University is a metropolitan institution located just outside of the city of Boston. Our campus provides a vibrant and diverse academic hub– within the intellectually rich environment of both a “Research Class 1” university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. The Department of Community Health enjoys partnerships within the undergraduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, as well as the Tufts School of Medicine, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts School of Dentistry, and the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. We also have strong collaborations with many of the major Boston teaching hospitals, community health centers, and community-based organizations.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Community Health embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work.

Assistant Professor in Chronic Disease Management – Tenure-track Appointment in the Department of Exercise Science – CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

The Department of Exercise Science at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment concentrated in the area of Chronic Disease Management. The successful applicant will conduct research in the management of non-communicable chronic diseases, involving the use of one or more behavioural modalities, such as physical activity, diet and sleep management, as well as other lifestyle interventions. We anticipate the candidate will build upon the current research themes in the Department, for example in cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic or brain health. The successful candidate will participate in interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate education within the Department of Exercise Science. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training, and should have demonstrated ability or potential to build a high-quality research program.

The candidate will join a growing team of multi-disciplinary researchers in the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex, which houses the Science Departments and multiple research centres. The candidate will also have access to the newly-built PERFORM Centre, devoted to disease prevention. This Centre hosts multiple research platforms, such as Cardio-Pulmonary Evaluation and Training Suites, a Functional Assessment Lab, a Nutrition Suite, a Sleep Lab, and a Bio-Imaging Suite (including a 3-Tesla MRI, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, DXA, Ultrasound, high-density EEG and TMS). In addition, there is the potential to develop collaborations with clinical research centres within the Montreal area to enhance access to specific clinical populations.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Dr. Richard Courtemanche

Department of Exercise Science

Concordia University

7141 Sherbrooke St. West

Montreal, Qc.  H4B 1R6

richard.courtemanche@concordia.ca

http://excsci.concordia.ca

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016. This position is subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals normally come in at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2016. All inquiries should be directed to Richard Courtemanche(richard.courtemanche@concordia.ca). Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required position has been filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

Project Director, Brown University & The Miriam Hospital – Biobehavioral Processes in Pregnancy and Child Development

Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown University and The Miriam Hospital, is seeking a Project Director to assist in overseeing a program of research in the area of perinatal factors (maternal smoking and depression) and infant and child development. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The Project Director will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud and other members of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities involve managing daily operations, staff supervision, data management and grant management. Prior research experience is required. Qualifications: A Masters or Doctoral Degree (or equivalent experience) in psychology, neuroscience, behavioral science, public health, or a related field is preferred. Experience with behavioral research, and strong organizational and supervisory skills are needed. We are seeking a candidate who is highly organized and attentive to detail, efficient across a range of tasks and studies, able to work effectively both independently and in a team, with strong written and verbal communication skills and strong computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, FileMaker, REDCap). Opportunities to participate in publications/grant writing and data analysis are also possible.

Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., Laura_Stroud@brown.edu and apply online at The Miriam Hospital https://www5.apply2jobs.com/Lifespan/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6223&CurrentPage=1.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.  Research in the Centers includes some combination of laboratory-based, clinical, and community approaches.

Postdoctoral Position – Chase Cancer Center

A postdoctoral associate position is available for a highly motivated behavioral health researcher. Our research group is primarily interested in developing, evaluating, and disseminating innovative interventions to modify health behaviors including cancer risk and risk-reduction behaviors such as indoor tanning and tobacco cessation http://foxchase.org/research/pid/heckman/index.html. One major project is designing and evaluating an online intervention to help psoriasis and eczema patients manage chronic itch. Other projects focus on skin cancer prevention/detection and tobacco cessation.

The postdoc would assist with project management and grant preparation, be an author on associated manuscripts, develop one or more independent projects, and ideally apply for his or her own grant funding (e.g., K07 career development grant). Supervised practice towards licensure with cancer patients, their families, and at-risk individuals (e.g., tobacco cessation) may be available for clinical and counseling psychologists.

Applicants should have a PhD and strong background in social or health science. Ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, trainees, and volunteers required. Other members of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program include psychologists, physicians, and basic scientists. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required for reporting of results, grant preparation, presentations, and manuscript publications. Strong statistical skills preferred.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, a renowned leader in cancer research and top ranking work place for postdocs (visit us athttp://www.fccc.edu), will provide an outstanding intellectual environment and state-of-art facilities for this research. The successful applicant will enjoy a competitive salary and will have access to subsidized housing and child daycare. A part-time position may also be possible. Please apply online at www.fccc.edu to Postdoctoral Fellow, requisition number 16769 or emailcarolyn.heckman@fccc.edu.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV or NIH biosketch, representative publication, and names of three references preferably by email to carolyn.heckman@fccc.edu, Associate Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19111.

University of Kentucky: Tenured Track Faculty Position

The Department of Behavioral Science, located within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, is seeking applicants for an established Assistant Professor full-time, tenure-track position.  The successful candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D.) and strong administrative and communication skills with professional colleagues and students.

We are interested in a person to carry out research on cultural and social factors in mental health, health disparities, and communities including interventions.  In addition, the candidate would be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching mission.

The Department of Behavioral Science is a multidisciplinary, basic science department within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky with a strong tradition of collaboration among clinical departments and other substance abuse programs on campus, including Anthropology, Sociology, College of Public Health, College of Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychology and the Centers for Prevention Research, Drug Abuse Research Translation, and Drug and Alcohol Research.  The University is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass region, an area known for its quality of life.  Lexington is a growing community of approximately 330,000 with excellent schools, diverse business and industry, excellent recreational opportunities, and a variety of cultural events.

Information about the Department of Behavioral Science is available at http://behavioralscience.med.uky.edu.  Additional information can be obtained by e-mail from Sharon Walsh, sharon.walsh@uky.edu.  Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining their research and interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Sharon Walsh, Chair Search Committee, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 845 Angliana Avenue, Lexington, KY  40508, (859) 257-6485.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Lecturer in Psychology

1.    Job Description

  • Job Title: Lecturer
  • Reporting To: Anne Hickey
  • Location: RCSI–Dublin
  • Department: Psychology
  • Term of office: 2 year contract with the possibility for extension

1.1.        Objective

The principal objectives of this post are to participate in the development, delivery and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and in the delivery of research programmes in the Department of Psychology.

Specifically, the duties of this post include:

  • participating in the development, delivery and coordination of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes of the Department of Psychology in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Postgraduate Studies, to include lectures, tutorials and other teaching modalities
  • participating in the undergraduate and postgraduate examination programmes of the Department of Psychology
  • working with Cycle Directors, Vice Deans and Module Coordinators to facilitate these teaching and examination programmes
  • supporting and monitoring student progress and research activities
  • advising, coaching and mentoring undergraduate students and providing advocacy as appropriate
  • contributing to the supervision of postgraduate Masters and PhD students
  • participating in and developing the research activities of the Department of Psychology
  • participating in Department of Psychology meetings and RCSI Boards and Committees as required
  • ensuring all RCSI policies and procedures are adhered to
  • complying with statutory legislation and Department and RCSI rules and requirements in furtherance of your own and general staff welfare and safety
  • undergoing appropriate programmes of training and development, particularly in relation to developing early career academic skills
  • representing the best interests of the Department / RCSI at all times
  • undertaking overseas assignments as may be required
  • performing such other duties as may be required from time to time

2.    Person Specification:

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

Essential:

  • a commitment to excellence in teaching
  • a doctoral degree in Psychology or other formal postgraduate qualification in Psychology
  • a proven track record of achievement in research, including peer reviewed publications in high-quality journals
  • a strong commitment to their own personal and professional continuous development
  • excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable:

  • previous experience using E-learning/VLE systems
  • previous experience of teaching and assessing students in an academic environment
  • a keen interest in engaging and interacting with undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • a team player willing to show flexibility in relation to working commitments

2.1.        The Process:

Interview and presentation

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal competence-based interview and a panel-based presentation at our main campus at RCSI Dublin on the week commencing the 23rd of November

2.2.        Particulars of Post

  • This post is a 2 year contract, full time position. The appointee reports to the Head of Department or nominee.
  • The remuneration will be within the following salary ranges, depending on the relevant experience of the candidate:
  • Lecturer: €47,108 – €84,689

2.3.        Informal Enquiries

  • Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance through Maggie Walshe, Human Resources Department on 01 402 2287 (email: maggiewalshe@rcsi.ie).
  • Please note that applications finish at 8:00pm on the closing date.
  • Closing Date for Applications: 6th November 2015

Perdana University – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PU-RCSI)

Perdana University is looking for dynamic individuals who have a passion for educating the next generation of professional and community leaders.

Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer

  • Family Medicine (PU-RCSI FM)
  • Early Patient Contact (PU-RCSI EPC)
  • Surgery (PU-RCSI SUR)

Requirements:

  • Possession of relevant basic medical degree e.g. MBBS or equivalent and registrable with Malaysian Medical Council.
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience in medicine at appropriate undergraduate and/or post graduate level.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good command of English language.
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.
  • Sensitivity to the cultural challenges involved in delivering undergraduate education in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer

  • Pharmacology (PU-RCSI PHARMA)
  • Psychology (PU-RCSI PSYCH)

Requirements:

  • PhD in a Discipline area or in a closely related discipline, or a medical degree and higher degree by research.
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience in medicine at appropriate undergraduate and/or post graduate level.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good command of English language.
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.
  • Sensitivity to the cultural challenges involved in delivering undergraduate education in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

If interested, please submit your resume (including current contact details of referees, current and expected salary, scanned copies of academic and professional qualifications and other relevant supporting documents to hrrecruitment@perdanauniversity.edu,my by 8 July 2015. Please state the Application Code as the e-mail object. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More information available on the Perdana University website

 

Clinic Director for the School of Psychology (Strathfield Campus, NSW – Australia)

The Clinic Director for the School of Psychology (Strathfield Campus, NSW) will have overall responsibility for the leadership and efficient and professional administration, operation and promotion of the Mary Aikenhead Clinic, a state of the art, purpose-built clinic in a stand-alone building highly accessible to the local community.

Please follow the link below for more information on the position and how to apply:

http://careers.acu.edu.au/searchResults.asp?stp=AW&sLanguage=en&sJobNo=clinic&sKeywords=clinic&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=6264&lCategoryID

Applications close Wednesday 25 March 2015