January 23, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ­ Translational Research in Prevention Science Laboratory, Baylor University

The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Baylor University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Translational Research in Prevention Science (TRIPS) Laboratory, directed by J.D. Smith, Ph.D. (please visit: http://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/ for further information concerning the research activities in the TRIPS laboratory).

Research in the TRIPS Laboratory emphasizes the translation of evidence based family-centered interventions into real world service delivery systems. Research is currently focused on the implementation of the Family Check-Up (FCU) program in pediatric primary care and family medicine clinics for the prevention of obesity and other health risking behaviors in childhood and adolescence. This research uses an integrated care/ collaborative family healthcare framework. Specific responsibilities of the fellow include (a) data collection; (b) data analysis; (c) preparation of findings for dissemination; (d) grant writing; (e) preparation and management of IRB documentation; (f) supervising research activities of graduate and undergraduate trainees; and (g) engaging with research collaborators from local healthcare agencies and other universities. There will be opportunities for and expectation of authorship on scientific publications and presentations at national
conferences. Opportunities will be available for clinical work for those fellows requiring supervised hours for licensure as a psychologist. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits. Second year of the fellowship is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory progress.

Competitive candidates will have (1) a doctoral degree in clinical, community, counseling, developmental, or health psychology, health promotion, public health, family studies, social work, or a closely related field; (2) a strong research background (training and productivity); (3) interest in pursuing an academic or clinical research career. Preferred qualifications include (1) research and clinical experience with evidence based family-centered interventions; (2) knowledge of implementation science; (3) experience in healthcare settings; (4) experience with mixed methods research; (5) grant writing experience; and (6) advanced statistical skills, including longitudinal modeling, analysis of intervention effects, missing data analysis, and power analysis.

To Apply: Interested applicants should complete the Baylor University on-line application at
https://jobs.baylor.edu, along with the submission of a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of experience and qualifications for the position (please reference the above competitive and preferred candidate criteria specifically in your application materials), and three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2015 but this is negotiable with immediate start possible.

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