Job Postings

Below is a listing of current job openings. SSIB members may post a job opening by contacting [email protected].



Date: March 14, 2024
Postdoctoral Fellow
Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch (SBSB), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health


The Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch (SBSB) within NICHD’s Division of Population Health Research is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellows to join collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams and develop their own projects within the scope of ongoing research in the Branch. SBSB research addresses multiple aspects of health, health-related behaviors, and health equity throughout the life course by investigating novel social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health in population-based observational and experimental studies.

Postdoctoral fellowships are available within the research groups led by Dr. Bobby Cheon, Dr. Stephen Gilman, and Dr. Tonja Nansel. Over the next year, SBSB anticipates expanding its research on the developmental origins of disparities in cardiovascular disease. Fellows will have access to rich, population-based datasets addressing health-related behaviors in children and families and the social determinants of child development and mental health, and will have the opportunity to participate in our Branch’s ongoing field studies that focus on:
• Mechanisms underlying socioeconomic and racial and ethnic disparities in child development
• Trajectories and correlates of health and health-related behaviors during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood
• Reward-related eating behaviors, diet quality, and diet-related outcomes during pregnancy and postpartum and across early childhood
• Factors in children’s social and physical environments that are associated with cardiometabolic disparities at the intersection of race and ethnicity, geographic region, and rurality

In addition to conducting independent research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, fellows will contribute to mentoring postbaccalaureate fellows and participate in career development activities, present their research at national scientific meetings, and pursue funding opportunities.

Candidates with superior analytic, written, and oral communication skills; research interests aligned with areas currently under investigation in SBSB; and a strong commitment to promoting a diverse, respectful, and inclusive workplace are encouraged to apply. Before starting their fellowship, postdoctoral fellows in SBSB must have completed the requirements for their doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences or closely related field (e.g., psychology, epidemiology, public health, medicine, nutrition, behavioral economics, behavioral neuroscience, sociology) and must have no more than 5 years of research experience since receipt of their doctoral degree.

Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Appointees may be US citizens or resident aliens. This position is subject to a background check. Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to SBSB’s principal investigators to discuss fellowship opportunities.

TO APPLY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED. APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS TO DR. DENISE HAYNIE AT [email protected]:
• CURRICULUM VITAE
• STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTERESTS
• THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE
• OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE COURSEWORK
• COPIES OF UP TO 3 PEER-REVIEWED IN-PRESS OR IN-PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Form more information: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/dir/dph/officebranch/sbsb.

Date: March 13, 2024
Assistant or Associate Professor
Division of Metabolic Health & Disease at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)


The Division of Metabolic Health & Disease at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is inviting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position to strengthen the Division’s research program in the areas of metabolism, physiology and endocrinology. Successful candidates would join a premier translational research facility focused on nonhuman primate models of human disease. ONPRC research is carried out in the laboratories of 46 principal investigators in the areas of metabolism, neuroscience, reproduction, genetics, and infectious disease using a colony of more than 4,700 nonhuman primates. Competitive applicants will have an established research program in the general area of metabolic disease (obesity, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiometabolic disease), endocrinology and metabolism, pancreatic and/or islet biology or central regulation of body weight or glucose homeostasis.

We seek an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in a relevant discipline with a demonstrated ability to obtain independent research funding and a track record of impactful publications. The successful candidate will have or develop an independent research program in metabolic research, as well as demonstrate the desire to collaborate with investigators in the highly diverse research environment of ONPRC. While current or previous nonhuman primate research experience is beneficial, all candidates with clinical or rodent research backgrounds will receive equal consideration, with the understanding that they would transition to a research program that includes at least 50% of nonhuman primate-based research within a reasonable period.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages) to [email protected] or apply directly through the online job posting at https://www.ohsu.edu/jobs, job ID 2024-28593/. Applications are accepted until the position has been filled. Interested candidates may contact the Search Committee chair, Dr. Jon Hennebold, via [email protected] for further information.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or [email protected].

Date: January 31, 2024
Postdoctoral Researcher
Kanoski Lab, University of Southern California


Description:
The laboratory of Professor Scott Kanoski at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA; https://kanoskilab.com/) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher. The Kanoski Lab uses behavioral neuroscience rodent models to investigate the neural control of food intake, learning and memory function, and the intersection between these two critical behaviors. Current areas of investigation include: (1) the gut-brain axis (e.g., microbiome, vagus nerve pathways) influences on neurocognition, (2) the control of appetite and food intake by hypothalamic neuropeptides (e.g., melanin-concentrating hormone, oxytocin), and (3) early life dietary influences on brain and cognitive outcomes.

For more information, contact Professor Kanoski ([email protected]) and Kristen Donohue ([email protected]).

Date: November 14, 2023
Faculty (2 positions)
Monell Chemical Senses Center


Description:
We invite individuals to join our Faculty as we begin a transformative expansion. We are interested in candidates in fields that broadly align with our strategic mission areas and who can drive the translation of basic research into new areas of science. Emphasis will be given to the following three priority domains: sensory nutrition, olfaction, and translation and diagnostics.

For more information and to apply: https://monell.org/careers/

Date: November 7, 2023
Assistant Professor-Tenure System
Department of Physiology at Michigan State University


Description:
The Department of Physiology at Michigan State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track faculty position. We anticipate an appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The ideal applicant’s research will utilize state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to study the convergence of neurobiology and metabolism in health and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the Physiology Department in areas such as motivated behaviors, cellular and systems-level metabolism, immunology, the peripheral nervous system, and sex differences. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding in their research area, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology (http://www.psl.msu.edu) at MSU.

For more information and to apply: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/516598/assistant-professortenure-system

Date: November 7, 2023
Assistant Professor-Tenure System
Department of Physiology at Michigan State University


Description:
The Department of Physiology at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join MSU's robust gastrointestinal research community, a thriving group that extends across multiple research and clinical departments. As a part of the expansive MSU gastrointestinal group, the candidate will collaborate with a network of experts fostering innovation in gastrointestinal research. The ideal applicant’s research will utilize state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to study neurobiology in health and disease. Areas of particular interest include gut-brain axis, neurogastroenterology, neuro-immune interactions, autonomic nervous system-intestinal crosstalk, autonomic nervous system development, autonomic neuroscience, and sensory systems. The ideal applicant will be an investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding in their research area, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology (http://www.psl.msu.edu) at MSU.

For more information and to apply: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/516533/assistant-professortenure-system

Date: September 30, 2023
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Virginia Tech Carilion


Description: Virginia Tech seeks to recruit a health behaviors researcher whose work focuses on the initial prevention of cancer and/or its relapse for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate should utilize contemporary approaches including behavioral analysis, behavioral economics, neuroscience, neuroeconomics, genetics, computation and/or imaging to study important issues of decision-making and/or interventions to modify behaviors that may contribute to the initial development of cancer and/or its relapse. The study of interventions that address the contributions of diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, smoking, and/or exposure to other oncogenic activities such as tanning or vaping are of particular interest. You will join a team of successful established and early career health behaviors researchers working on substance abuse, nutrition, obesity and diabetes, alcohol use disorder, smoking as well as a growing cadre of teams of interdisciplinary cancer researchers working on the development of novel cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. The person hired for this position will join 39 other faculty led teams at the research institute, including 23 neuro- and behavioral scientists. The position will be located at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC on the university’s health sciences campus in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to the original 100,000 square foot research institute that opened in 2010, a new adjacent 139,000 square foot research building recently opened in which the new faculty member will have their research program. Facilities at the research institute include multiple research MRIs for human and research, MR guided focused ultrasound, optically pumped magnetometry, multiple behavioral testing suites and human whole-body calorimeters, experimental kitchens.

For more information and to apply: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/526978/assistant-professor-health-behaviors-research-for-cancer-prevention

Date: September 1, 2023
Tenure-track assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES), University of Groningen, the Netherlands


Description: We are looking for an Assistant Professor, who can strengthen our position in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience, with an emphasis on neurobiological studies of behaviour under ecologically relevant conditions. The new staff member is expected to set up an independent research line within this field, complementary to the current neurobiological, evolutionary and ecological research in the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES). The successful candidate is expected to take an integrative approach to address their research questions, and develop a strong research programme in Behavioural Neuroscience, focusing on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying complex behaviour in non-domesticated animal species under semi-natural conditions. For a complete description see: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S000AB8P. You may apply for this position until 31 October 11:59pm / before 1 November 2023 Dutch local time (CET).

Date: August 28, 2023
Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach


Description: Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2024 in Behavioral Neuroscience / Biological Psychology. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience/Biological Psychology or a closely related field, evidence of teaching at the college level, an active program of research, and peer-reviewed publications. Duties include teaching in the specialty area and conducting research incorporating students and service. For a complete position description with details on Minimum and Desired Qualifications, Duties, Required Documentation, etc., see https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/lb/en-us/job/530946/assistant-professor-of-behavioral-neurosciencebiological-psychology.

Application review begins on September 29, 2023.

Date: July 19, 2023
Research Fellowship Position
Available at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles


Description: The Adise lab in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work on NIH funded studies investigating neurocognitive development of obesity and appetite regulation during childhood and adolescence. The start date for this position will be as early as 1 Sept 2023 but is flexible.

This research combines multimodal techniques including behavioral, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biological markers of metabolic health. The postdoctoral fellow will be using Big Data methods to analyze large-scale questions in the ABCD Study geared at understanding how social determinants of health may influence neurocognitive development of obesity risk. There will also be opportunities to be involved in smaller scale studies at CHLA. Additionally, the candidate will work alongside leaders of the field of ingestive behavior, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive development.

Minimum qualifications/Work experience: Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, nutrition). A background in one or more of the following is essential: obesity/eating behavior, nutrition, biostatistics, big data analytics, neuroimaging. Programming experience (Python, R etc.) will be highly valuable but is not absolutely required as a prerequisite (however, learning to program is an absolute must). Strong data analysis and writing skills required.

If interested, please send a CV, statement of research interests, one or more PDFs of representative publications, and contact details of two references to [email protected].

Date: July 19, 2023
Job Requisition: 2023-07133
Assistant Professor, TT, Metabolism
Tenure Track, Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Pharmacology and Physiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Focus on Endocrinology and Metabolism


Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree, a minimum of two years of postdoctoral studies, and a strong publication record. The ideal candidate will complement current areas of expertise of the existing Pharmacology and Physiology faculty in the area of endocrinology and/or metabolism research. Applicants for employment at the level of Associate Professor are expected to have current external (NIH) funding.

The Department is a vibrant, dynamic, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative department and offers access to excellent core facilities and opportunities to join collaborative centers including the Institute for Translational Neuroscience and the Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation, as well internal funding mechanisms for project support. The Department has instituted the Metabolism Interest Group attended by clinical and basic research faculty and trainees across SLU School of Medicine with the intent of fostering collaboration and networking among scientists involved in metabolism research. Members of our community have access to the nationally acclaimed Cortex Innovation Community, to multiple local startup-supporting institutions and to the fast-growing, cutting-edge medical and biotechnology community which operates actively throughout the St. Louis region.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

We are particularly interested in researchers working on inter-organ crosstalk and cellular mechanisms underlying disorders in pancreatic function and glucose homeostasis, stress responses, obesity and obesity induced NAFLD/NASH, intestinal inflammation (e.g., Intestinal Bowel Disease), vascular remodeling, and liver/colorectal cancer etc. with a focus on identifying and developing novel therapeutic opportunities. Candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally funded research program, participate in the educational mission of the Department, and engage in university service.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a Catholic Jesuit Institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Established in 1836, the school was the first to award a medical degree west of the Mississippi River. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a leading center of research in endocrinology and metabolism, neurodegenerative disorders, pain, cancer, infectious disease, liver disease, aging, and heart/lung disease. The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology maintains a strong record of extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a T32 training grant.

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Date: July 5, 2023
Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor
Available at University at Buffalo Department of Pediatrics


The University at Buffalo Department of Pediatrics is recruiting for a cluster hire of 3-5 individuals who can add depth and breadth to strengthen research on the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors and prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity and related health problems. We are looking for faculty at Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels who are interested in translational research that can range from translation of basic science to dissemination and implementation science, building on existing strengths. Ad can be found here: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/42464. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Len Epstein ([email protected]) with questions. Ingestive Behavior is a strength across the University at Buffalo, which houses the UB Center for Ingestive Behavior Research (https://www.buffalo.edu/cibr.html), please apply to join our community of scientists.

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Date: July 5, 2023
Associate or Full Professor and Assistant or early Associate Professor
The Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo (UB)


The Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, announces a cluster hire in the area of disparities in psychological well-being (broadly defined) across the lifespan. This cluster hire consists of three tenure-track faculty hires, one at the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor and two at the rank of Assistant or early Associate Professor. Those with clinical interests could have expertise in basic or applied domains that have implications for mental health disparities in one or more developmental periods. Research programs with marginalized groups that complement existing strengths in substance use and externalizing problems, close relationships, anxiety, developmental psychopathology, mood and personality disorders, advanced quantitative methods, or the development of evidenced-based treatments are particularly encouraged.

Those with cognitive-based interests could have expertise in understanding the basis of deficits in basic mental processes such as memory, language comprehension, action planning, and perception. Individuals who can complement the University’s Learning Science initiative (insert link: https://ed.buffalo.edu/research/projects/learning-sciences-initiative.html), whose work addresses disparities in early cognition, learning, and educational achievement, or that addresses inequities in from a developmental perspective (including cognitive aging) are particularly encouraged.

Those with neuroscience-based interests could have expertise in the understanding the biological determinants of individuals’ stress vulnerability and resilience, the neural consequences of early life adversity and resource scarcity, or the emergence and decline of complex sensory or cognitive processes. Research programs using animal models of psychological processes or laboratory-based measures of neural activity are encouraged.

Those with social-based interests could have expertise in stigma, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, collective action, diversity, group identity, or intergroup processes. Individuals with research programs based in these or other areas with implications for understanding or ameliorating disparities and inequities in society are particularly encouraged.

Those with developmental science interests could have expertise in close relationships (parent-child, peer, marital), developmental psychopathology, the neural consequences of early life adversity and resource scarcity, language and cognitive development, moral and social development as it pertains to group identities, memory and healthy aging. Developmental Science at UB is inherently interdisciplinary, encompassing faculty across areas within and outside of the Psychology Department, we would welcome individuals whose developmental interests support this interdisciplinary approach to well-being.

Ad can be found here: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/43532. Feel free to reach out to Rebecca Ashare ([email protected]) with any questions. Ingestive Behavior is a strength across the University at Buffalo, which houses the UB Center for Ingestive Behavior Research (https://www.buffalo.edu/cibr.html), please apply to join our community of scientists.

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Date: June 28, 2023
Research Fellowship Position
Available at University of Minnesota


We are currently accepting applications for one postdoctoral fellow that will begin on or anytime after October 1, 2023. The MnOPT fellowship program at the University of Minnesota is dedicated to providing innovative interdisciplinary training for the next generation of biologic, behavioral, and clinical obesity prevention scientists. The program offers training for predoctoral fellows who may be accepted in one of several University of Minnesota PhD programs, as well as postdoctoral fellows with MD, PhD, or equivalent degrees. The positions offer tuition benefits, NIH stipend, and support for scientific meeting travel and other training experiences.

Trainees will engage in research that focuses on the biology of obesity, clinical research on human obesity, or applied studies of treatment and prevention in community settings. Central to the MnOPT mission is having a strong mentoring environment for trainees organized around two training tracks: epidemiology/behavioral research or basic sciences/clinical studies. There will also be active efforts to facilitate transdisciplinary training between these areas in order to broaden trainees’ disciplinary horizons.

Trainees will receive interdisciplinary training through a required core course, a monthly obesity research group, and other regular seminars. They will participate actively in research. They will be mentored in communicating study findings in written publication formats and in oral presentations, grantsmanship, research ethics, and career development.

Training goals are accomplished by matching trainees with faculty mentors who guide trainees in the development of the technical expertise and skills they will need to be successful, independent researchers. There are 32 potential faculty mentors in the program.

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Date: June 22, 2023
Johns Hopkins Appetite Lab seeks Post-doctoral Research Fellow

The Appetite Lab (PI: Susan Carnell) in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work on funded studies investigating eating behaviors and body weight in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, with a focus on neuroimaging studies of healthy populations and individuals with eating disorders. See here for more information:
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/research/appetite/index.html
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/1998498/susan-carnell

This is a great opportunity to work on high-impact appetite and obesity research using behavioral and MRI data from RESONANCE, a unique, ongoing, large-scale longitudinal study following children from infancy through childhood, as well as a number of smaller-scale MRI studies in children and adults including novel imaging assays and behavioral phenotyping.

The fellow will get to join a thriving and supportive network of Johns Hopkins researchers with extensive expertise in human appetite, behavioral neuroscience, and MRI acquisition and analysis. This environment offers huge potential for developing independent research directions and establishing new collaborations.

Baltimore is a fun and rapidly developing US city with a vibrant arts scene, affordable neighborhood living, and a great location with good transport links and easy access to beautiful waterways and coastline as well as other exciting American cities (e.g. Washington DC, New York City).

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, nutrition). A background in obesity/eating disorders research, eating behavior research, or/and neuroimaging (particularly fMRI) research, is essential.

If interested, please send a CV, statement of research interests, one or more PDFs of representative publications, and contact details of two references to [email protected].

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Date: June 5, 2023
Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship Position
Available at Florida State University


A postdoctoral scholar fellowship position is open immediately in the Laboratory of Debra Ann Fadool at Florida State University in the area of Sensory Nutrition to understand how chronic metabolic imbalance/obesity impacts sensory systems. Our research has focused upon changes in diet, exercise, drug intervention, or selective genome editing to reverse the deleterious effects of metabolic imbalance on the nervous system. The laboratory is uncovering how electrical activity of the olfactory bulb (OB) can modify whole body metabolism (see recent manuscripts - https://dfadool.neuro.fsu.edu/publications). Our long-term research goal is to understand how olfaction and metabolism are reciprocally interdependent - to reveal how olfactory output neurons convey metabolic information to endocrine pathways contained in the metabolic axis.

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Date: June 5, 2023
Chemical Senses PostDoc
Available at Florida State University


Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately for research and training in chemosensory-related areas.
Deadline for Applications July 12, 2023
Training to commence September 10th, 2023 to December 1, 2023

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Date: June 5, 2023
Specialized Predoctoral and Postdoctoral NIH Chemosensory Training Program
Available at Florida State University


Predoctoral Applications Being Accepted for all Trainers. MUST be US Citizen.
Early decision, November 1; final deadline December 1, 2023
Postdoctoral opportunity can start immediately but must be appointed by December 1, 2023

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Date: May 4, 2023
Senior Researcher
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG


Applications are invited for a Senior Researcher, to work in a team with Professor Susan Jebb on a research programme to develop new approaches to manage obesity in people with complex eating behaviours as part of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

Our group have developed a range of interventions for weight management aimed at providing treatment on a large scale to many people with obesity and had success translating these innovations into policy and practice. We recognise that many people with obesity have complex relationships with obesity and may not be well-served by these simple behavioural interventions. The aim of this post is to open a new area of work with people with psychological reasons for overeating, which we are calling complex eating behaviours, including binge eating disorder, emotional eating, and compulsive eating. Our aim is that this post is preparatory to a fellowship, and the successful candidate will be given space and support to do sufficient work to make a compelling fellowship application.

The post is embedded in the thriving Health Behaviours team in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS). The team work on interventions to prevent or treat ill-health by intervening on diet, obesity, and smoking. We have a strong track record of applied research that can benefit patients and lead to changes in the health system.

The successful applicant will make a strategic and scientific contribution to the research programme, by developing original ideas and testable research questions. They will take responsibility for the organisation of scientific and administrative tasks, to efficiently deliver all aspects of their own research from inception, through ethics, fieldwork, analysis and to publication. This will involve working collaboratively with research partners, members of the public with lived experience and other groups contributing to the research programme. They will contribute to new grant applications to expand research in the team, line manage research assistants and co-supervise PhD/DPhil students. The successful applicant will need a PhD/DPhil with post-doctoral research experience in psychology, mental health and/or weight management, a strong scientific track record for your career stage, excellent quantitative skills and sufficient experience of qualitative research to inform intervention development and process analysis.

You will be based in the Radcliffe Primary Care Building or Gibson Building of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG as your normal place of work but there may be the opportunity for occasional remote working.

The position is funded by NIHR Oxford University Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) until 31st March 2025.

For further information or to discuss the post please contact Jeanette Allsworth [email protected], PA to Prof Jebb

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 10th May 2023

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Date: April 17, 2023
Interaction of GLP-1 and Amylin agonists

A Postdoc position is available at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich.

The massive rise in obesity rates is mainly due to changes in lifestyle, in particular increased caloric intake. Promising emerging therapies rely on the combination of gut hormones and their agonists. To pursue important questions regarding pharmacotherapy using GLP-1 and amylin agonists, we offer an attractive position in a collaborative project with another university in Europe and a US based university. The experimental work of this project will combine in vivo approaches with analyses at the cellular and subcellular level to resolve the mechanisms mediating the actions of GLP-1 and amylin agonists. This project will use a large array of behavioral and state-of-the-art technology such as single cell sequencing, fiber photometry, chemogenetics and brain imaging ex vivo (including brain clearing iDisco) and in vivo imaging studies in animal models.

Starting date: immediately
Duration: 3 years with the possibility for an extension
Salary: according to the salary guidelines of the University of Zurich (starting at approx. CHF 95'000 per year)

Contact for more information:
Prof. Thomas A. Lutz
Institute of Veterinary Physiology
University of Zurich Phone: +41 – 44 – 635 88 08
[email protected]

Date: April 3, 2023
Classification Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Department: Pediatrics, Division of Behavioral Medicine
Employer: State
FTE: 1.00 (Full-time)
FLSA: Exempt Professional

Position Summary
This is a postdoctoral training experience in a multidisciplinary research team. The Postdoctoral Associate will be supervised by Dr. Leonard Epstein, chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, UB Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Epstein’s research interests focus on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration.

The scholar will work on Dr. Epstein’s research projects and develop new independent research. It is common to work more on ongoing projects in the beginning of the postdoctoral experience. The goal is for the Postdoctoral Associate to become an independent investigator.

Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of childhood overweight, physical activity, weight control and family intervention. For the past 35 years, Dr. Epstein has conducted research relevant to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, including mechanisms that regulate intake and energy expenditure in children.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. Strong research skills in data analysis
Evidence of first-author peer-reviewed publications
Flexible working schedule
Behavioral medicine/behavioral, economics/clinical psychology background

Date: February 15, 2023
Postdoctoral Research Associate

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to study neural circuits that regulate motivated behavior in the laboratory of Natale Sciolino, Ph.D. (https://www.sciolinolab.org/) in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (https://pnb.uconn.edu/) at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The lab uses the latest advances in intersectional genetics and optical imaging to define the noradrenergic circuits, cell types and receptor mechanisms involved in the biology and treatment of feeding and psychiatric disorders using the mouse as a model system.

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Date: February 15, 2023
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences


The UConn Department of Human Development and Family Sciences seeks academically and professionally qualified instructors to serve as adjunct faculty in a variety of undergraduate courses starting in August 2023. Courses are taught in Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury, Stamford, and Avery Point. Adjunct faculty typically teach one or two courses per semester and are paid by the course. We are looking for instructors who will teach a range of human development and family sciences courses. Please visit https://hdfs.uconn.edu/ for more information about the Department.Please search position HR23-27.

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Date: December 15, 2022
Position: Lecturer/senior lecturer in Psychological science

The School of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an outstanding Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with research expertise that builds on the School’s existing strengths and creates opportunities to work with other parts of the University. The appointed individual will strengthen the School’s research profile by conducting internationally excellent research that aligns with work on Health and Wellbeing within the School. Applications are particularly encouraged from individuals working in the fields of nutrition and/or sustainability.

This appointment will be on the University’s Academic Pathway 1, combining research and teaching duties. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an active research programme and lead and deliver inspiring teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The post-holders will be expected to make a positive contribution to our collegiate academic community and carry out some academic administration to contribute to the running of the school.

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