Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience and the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
Qualifications: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, school psychology, or counseling psychology from an APA and/or CPA accredited program, internship training, and a minimum two-year post-doctoral training in pediatric psychology.
The successful candidate will bring experience and external grant funding in the area of the prevention and treatment of pediatric severe obesity, with specific expertise in bariatric surgery and associated psychosocial health benefits and risks.
Applicants should have a track-record of peer-reviewed publications and a high potential for future external funding as well as have experience as a mentor and the ability to provide supervision to trainees.
About the Job: The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a tenure-track faculty candidate for a 1.0 FTE position. The rank of this position will be at Professor level, tenured. The divisional home for this position will be in the Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience; the programmatic home for this position will be in the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine.
This research-focused position involves grant writing, directing research studies as principal investigator, collaborating on research projects as co-investigator, dissemination of results in the form of peer-reviewed abstracts and publications, and delivering scientific presentations.
This position will require mentorship of graduate students, fellows, and/or early career faculty members. In addition, this position will be responsible for seeking external funding to support a formal research training program in pediatric obesity medicine via the NIH T32 or similar mechanism.
Additional job activities will include educational initiatives, academic (non-clinical) service activities, and advocacy efforts.
About the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine: The Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine is an interdisciplinary research center within the Medical School at the University of Minnesota focusing on improving outcomes for youth afflicted with obesity and related conditions.
The Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine has three primary aims: 1. Provide the resources, infrastructure, and synergy to generate new knowledge and drive innovation at the intersection of lifestyle modification therapy, pharmacotherapy, device therapy, and bariatric/metabolic surgery to enhance treatment outcomes for youth afflicted with obesity and related diseases/conditions, with a strategic emphasis on precision medicine and a commitment to team science. 2. Offer multidisciplinary training to the next generation of scientists and medical providers through structured research mentorship and educational opportunities in the field of pediatric obesity medicine. 3. Engage in advocacy efforts related to policy and guideline development to improve care delivery for youth with obesity.
The mission of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine is to: • Facilitate research to discover new treatments that improve the physical and emotional health of children and teenagers who are affected by obesity and obesity-related conditions. • Train the next generation of scientists and medical providers to advance the cutting-edge field of pediatric obesity medicine. • Advocate for the development of policies and guidelines that support optimal care delivery for youth with obesity.
To apply, send a cover letter and CV to:
Lavon Anderson, MA Human Resources Manager Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota Medical School firstname.lastname@example.org
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