Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Posting Date: 03/30/2022

Closing Date: 07/31/2022

Job Information/Description:

Program Description:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships in Community cancer prevention through energy balance. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in research related to physical activity, diet, and obesity in collaboration with BeWell Communities™, a large community-based cancer prevention initiative.

Research focus will be in the following three areas:
1. Development and adaptation of community-based programs related to physical activity, nutrition, and weight management/obesity prevention.
2. Evaluation of energy balance programs related to physical activity, nutrition, and weight control, including programs in the community and in the county safety net health system.
3. Utilizing implementation science frameworks to identify barriers and facilitators to implementation and develop and test implementation strategies.

Learning Objectives:
1. Expand trainee’s knowledge in community-based cancer prevention research and implementation of evidence-based interventions, specifically those related to the cancer risk factors of physical inactivity, poor diet, and obesity;
2. To develop and apply program evaluation and implementation knowledge and skills in the context of community programs;
3. To gain practical experience in grant and manuscript writing and submission.

Research interests:
diet and physical activity; behavior change; integrated and multi-level approaches for public health; community-engaged research; evaluation of environment and system interventions that affect health outcomes; implementation science.

Fellowship duration:
• 2 years, with potential 3rd year based on successful performance in first two years

Eligibility and Requirements:
• Education: Ph.D. or other doctoral-level degree

The program is designed to prepare Fellows for independent academic research careers. Fellows will have numerous publication and grant-writing opportunities, and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows obtain independent funding as well as tenure track faculty positions. Fellows may also develop collaborative projects that can be used to further their own research interests. Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, exercise science, nutrition, communications, or other relevant social or population science. Research experience with physical activity, energy balance, cancer survivorship, and quantitative or qualitative methods is preferred, but not required.

Additional Information:

Additional information:
• Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship:
• Be Well Communities:

Application procedures:
Email cover letter, curriculum vita, writing sample, such as a published article or manuscript you have had the primary responsibility of producing, and the names and contact information for at least three professional/academic references to Miranda Baum at [email protected] and copy Karen Basen-Engquist at [email protected]

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Contact Information:

Miranda Baum: [email protected]
Karen Basen-Engquist: [email protected]