December 4, 2014

Position Opening at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital

Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital
Faculty Positions (Rank Open). We welcome applications from outstanding scientists investigating disease prevention, social and behavioral risk factors, coping with chronic illness, the interaction of mental and physical health, and related topics. Qualifications include: (a) a doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, public health, nursing, nutrition, exercise science, or related science; (b) a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement; and (c) extramural funding. This is an open-rank, full-time research position. (Opportunities for teaching and clinical work are available but are not required.) Salary and benefits are competitive; academic appointment at Brown University will be commensurate with scholarly accomplishments.
The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine offer a truly outstanding research environment. Founded in 1976 as the Division of Behavioral Medicine, we are an officially designated Public Health Center at Brown University and home to nationally-recognized internship (clinical psychology) and postdoctoral (behavioral medicine) training programs. The Centers provide a collegial, multi-disciplinary environment, with a superb research infrastructure. This setting allows faculty to focus on science and to pursue the many opportunities for collaboration with colleagues from eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning. Our faculty direct research programs in obesity and physical activity; tobacco control; stress and coping; management of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, HIV, and other chronic illnesses; HIV prevention; maternal and child health; psychiatric illness in medical populations; mind/body medicine; cardiovascular prevention; and mHealth. We aim to deepen these areas and to develop new research foci (e.g., chronic pain).
Providence is also a great place to live! Our highly walkable city offers an intriguing blend of Old World charm, modern metropolitan amenities, and natural beauty. Walk the “Mile of History” and visit 200 meticulously restored 18th and 19th century colonial homes that make up one of the city’s historic districts. Savor the many outstanding restaurants and visit The Culinary Archives and Museum. Support the arts at the RISD Museum, the Trinity Repertory Company, the Performing Arts Center, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Opera Providence, and the Festival Ballet. Cheer both collegiate and professional sports teams. Glide down the Providence River in an authentic Venetian gondola; sail, boat, or fish on the Narragansett Bay; and swim at any of Rhode Island’s many beautiful ocean beaches. Or pack a lunch for the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals, Cape Cod, the coast of Maine, and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont – all are within an easy drive. Travel is easy with T. F. Green Airport just 6 miles from downtown, and Amtrak and I-95 easily accessible. Boston, our bedroom community to the north, is only 45 miles away. In light of all these virtues, Providence was just named America’s Favorite City 2014 by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and two-page synopsis of research interests and future plans to  (Attention: Michael P. Carey, Ph.D., Director, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906). All inquiries will be handled discretely. Review of applications will beginJanuary 5, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. The Miriam Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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