The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM) and the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) at Northwestern University, seek two postdoctoral fellows beginning in January 2016 (start date flexible). The scholars will be mentored by Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH with co-mentorship opportunities with other OCIM research program leads. Candidates should have a strong interest and competency in some combination of the following areas of research: positive emotion and health, emotion regulation, stress and coping, mindfulness and related contemplative traditions, mind-body interventions (e.g., yoga, tai chi, qi gong), acupuncture, food as medicine, and/or functional nutrition. An interest in studying these approaches in the context of HIV or cancer is a plus.
This position is intended for individuals pursuing a research career. Primary responsibilities will be data analysis and manuscript preparation, including both first-authored and collaborative papers. The position will provide excellent experience and exposure to integrative medicine, behavioral interventions, and advanced methods of data analysis. The fellow will work on ongoing clinical trials, have access to data sets for publications, receive mentorship in grant writing and publication, participate in providing academic and clinical mentorship of graduate students and research staff, and be afforded career development opportunities through Northwestern University.
The Scholars will be based in the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. The mission of the research program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is to develop, apply, innovate and lead cutting-edge integrative medicine clinical research studies based on rigorous methodological approaches, use of multilevel measurement systems that span patient-reported, bio-behavioral, genetic and neurological outcomes; and translational and team science-based orientations to assure that findings lead to scalable, affordable and accessible solutions in real-world settings. MSS provides a unique home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health. MSS provides rich resources for conducting research, including a broad scientific portfolio with multiple, well-characterized cohorts across the lifespan, psychometric/biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and social sciences campuses.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or ABD) in health psychology or a related behavioral or social science, excellent communication and writing skills, as well as advanced training in research methodology and statistics. Minority applicants are encouraged. Appointments are for two or three years, contingent on first year performance. Salary and benefits are competitive.
To apply, please send CV and statement of interests to Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D., MPH, c/o Stephanie Schuette: Stephanie.schuette@