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University of Florida Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research Postdoctoral Associate and Senior Staff Positions

News Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 08:30

Postdoctoral Research Associate (87187).  The University of Florida Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research (CBEHR) is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate to begin in 2022 (start date negotiable). Guided by the trans-discipline of behavioral economics, the CBEHR supports research, applications, and educational initiatives aimed at understanding and promoting beneficial health behavior change. Center-affiliated faculty are engaged in collaborative research projects on substance misuse; HIV, STI, and sexual risk behaviors; physical inactivity; and unhealthy eating behaviors that offer exciting educational opportunities. The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with CBEHR Director Jalie Tucker and other Center faculty members with research programs variously funded by CDC, DOD, NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMHD, and SAMSHA (CBEHR Faculty). Center investigators utilize a range of laboratory and field research methods including digital applications. The postdoctoral associate will gain skills and expertise to be successful as an independent investigator through participation in existing and planned research projects, manuscript preparation, grant development, seminars and related educational experiences, supervision of Center research assistants and staff, and other Center and professional service activities. This is a time-limited 12-month, non-tenure track position with an initial 2-year appointment, conditional on satisfactory performance. Compensation competitive with NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels. Qualifications: Doctoral degree (or earning the degree by the start date) in psychology, public health, or a related social or behavioral science and demonstrated interest in a research career and a record of research productivity. Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their research experience and interests to Dr. Jalie Tucker ( Position URL

Research Coordinator Level III (518944).  Independently coordinates community-based human research protocols and related activities in the Department of Health Education and Behavior and Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research under minimal supervision. Serves as the lead staff position for the overall implementation and day-to-day conduct of community-based human research protocols investigating risky drinking and related health behaviors including participant recruitment and retention, data collection, IRB and budget management, and coordination of the work of other research staff and students. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and 3 years relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred qualifications: Education or experience in community health, human substance use, and/or digital health research applications. Experience with funding applications, IRB protocols, and research-related coordination/administration in collaborative work environments.  Position URL

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