Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Psychiatric Medicine

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-10-2016

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia has new openings for two Research Associates with interests in research on cancer control or cancer prevention and a recent doctoral degree in Psychology or related field. Research associate positions are for a two-year period (2017-2019) divided into one-year terms in the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. The doctoral degree must be obtained by date of hire.

These full-time research associates will conduct clinical research in eHealth, the provision of health treatment through the Internet and related technologies, with a focus on psycho-oncology. Interest and experience in any area of cancer control and prevention research, or on behaviors and treatments relevant to cancer, is strongly preferred. While experience in eHealth research is a plus, those with a strong interest are encouraged to apply. The research associates will be significantly involved in multidisciplinary teams conducting one or more grant-funded projects to develop and evaluate Internet interventions on cancer, and other conditions such as insomnia, diabetes, pediatric pain, HIV, alcohol-exposed pregnancy risk, substance abuse, and medication adherence. They will have the opportunity to create intervention content, develop treatment protocols, manage large national trials, perform data analyses, write grants, write manuscripts (including first-authored publications), review manuscripts, and present findings at national and international conferences.

The Center for Behavioral Health & Technology, led by Dr. Lee Ritterband, is physically located in newly renovated research space in the Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building at 560 Ray C. Hunt Drive in the Fontaine Research Park. More information about CBHT can be found at

To apply, visit and search for posting number 0619893. Interested candidates must complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, writing sample, and contact information for three references. The positions will remain open until filled. Appointment renewal and/or extension is contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Questions regarding this position and the Candidate Profile process should be directed to Dr. Karen Ingersoll, CBHT Director of Training, Box 801075, Charlottesville, VA. 22903. E-mail:

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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