The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California seeks candidates for one- to three-year research fellowships (pending final funding decisions). Fellowship positions provide mentored training in research as well as protected time to participate in publishing, grant writing, and other career development activities. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty who conduct research on the determinants, epidemiology, and intervention/prevention of behavioral influences on cancer risk and survivorship: (a) tobacco product, alcohol, and drug use; (b) obesity, diet, physical activity, and sedentary behavior; (c) sexually-transmitted infections related to cancer (e.g., HPV infection); and (d) mental health/quality of life. We seek candidates with backgrounds and interests that complement existing strengths in: (1) health disparities and social/environmental determinants of health; (2) psychological influences on health behavior, (3) behavioral and social science methodologies (e.g., longitudinal data analysis, ecological momentary assessment, social network analysis, qualitative research, human biobehavioral laboratory paradigms), (4) developmental processes and youth health behavior; and (5) psychoneuroimmunology.
The fellowship program is funded by the National Cancer Institute (T32) and administered by the Division of Health Behavior Research within the Department of Preventive Medicine and provides an annual salary (based upon year doctorate received), health insurance, tuition, and conference travel support. This multi-disciplinary department of behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, and biostatisticians has a long history of conducting innovative externally-funded research and currently holds active research centers on tobacco products, obesity, and other public health issues. Many faculty members are also members of the USC/Norris Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with strong research programs in cancer control and epidemiology. More information about can be found at https://ipr.usc.edu and https://uscnorriscancer.usc.edu.
Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
USC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Send curriculum vitae and statement of interest to:
Marny Barovich, firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (323) 442-8299 for more information.
PhD, MD or equivalent.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Internal Number: 124567*
About University of Southern California
The Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR) is an organized research unit of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Established in 1980, IPR is dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary research and education to improve the health and well-being of individuals and whole communities at the local and global levels.
IPR and the Division of Health Behavior Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine are home to the nation’s first bachelor’s program in health promotion as well as to top-rated masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs in public health and disease prevention. IPR maintains the longest running National Cancer Institute T32 research training program.
Students at all program levels combine coursework with hands-on research guided by IPR research faculty. IPR and the Department of Preventive Medicine are recognized as international leaders in interdisciplinary research and training in epidemiology and prevention science, and for more than 30 years have developed research and educational programs that have addressed the complex public health needs in local, national and international settings.