Postdoctoral Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Health Behavior & Health Systems - 303500

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Department Overview
The Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing academic health science centers in Texas. With a low cost of living and ample cultural amenities, Fort Worth is rated by U.S. News as one of the best places to live in the United States.

The University enrolls 2,700 graduate students in the fields of public health, medicine, biomedical science, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies. The University is well-positioned for rapid expansion, matching the growing population and economic vitality of the DFW Metroplex. At this time, the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas Christian University (TCU) are launching a new allopathic (MD) medical school. This effort will establish the UNTHSC as one of the few campuses in the U.S. to support both an allopathic and an osteopathic college of medicine.

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Position Details
The Health Behavior & Health System Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team.

Project INTEGRATE seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow position starting immediately (negotiable). This multi-year R01 study is aimed at synthesizing all available data from the field from the 1980s to provide evidence of comparative effectiveness among competing brief alcohol interventions for adolescents and young adults. This project will combine and analyze both aggregate data and item-level individual participant data from independently conducted alcohol intervention trials to provide more robust large-scale evidence of what works better than others overall and to highlight the specific characteristics associated with better intervention outcomes.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to closely work with a large interdisciplinary team of experts. The fellow will be an integral member of the scientific team and will be encouraged to take the lead and collaborate on publications.

Individuals with training in clinical or health psychology, prevention research, quantitative psychology, biostatistics or related areas are encouraged to apply.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

* PhD or anticipate having a PhD
* Experience in conducting and evaluating alcohol intervention trials
* Experience in latent variable modeling (particularly IRT), MCMC estimation, and SAS and R programing

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants should send a letter describing their graduate training and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

**The salary is based on the NIH guidelines and the candidate's level of experience. In addition, the fellow will have access to funds to present research at conferences. The fellow may also take additional coursework/seminars in grant writing and preparation, intervention theory/design, community-based participatory research, or advanced statistical methods at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health.

Pay Rate
Salary commensurate with experience

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Monday - Friday

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Official Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 5/4/2018
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