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Postdoctoral Fellow - Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health

The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) Program in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces a postdoctoral training opportunity in integrated care research. The successful candidate will work on the PCORI funded Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (IBH-PC) project, the practice and patient versions of the Practice Integration Profile (PIP), projects related to the National Research Network (NRN) of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), as well as other integration projects in the Arizona healthcare system. In addition, as a national leader in integration of mental health and primary care, the research component of the DBH program will build upon its core mission to provide high-quality healthcare for the community. The fellow will be mentored by Rodger Kessler, PhD, ABPP with co-mentorship opportunities with other faculty. Appointments are one year terms, with a possibility of renewal for subsequent one year terms.  It is expected that this position could be up to three one year terms dependent upon the continued availability of funding, the needs of the program, and first year’s performance.  It is expected this position will start July 1, 2018.  Salary and benefits are competitive.   Minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is intended for individuals pursuing a research career. Primary responsibilities will be research design, data analysis, manuscript preparation including both first-authored and collaborative papers, and possibly teaching courses in the program. We will pursue research based on rigorous methodological approaches that are rapid, relevant, and generate balance between internal and external validity. We use multi-level measurement systems that span patient-reported, bio-behavioral, and systems level outcomes with a focus on translational and team science to assure that findings lead to scalable, affordable, and accessible solutions in real-world settings. Candidates should have a strong interest and competency in the integration of behavioral and medical care and some combination of bioinformatics, mixed methods research, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), and behavioral interventions with chronic medical disease and health care economics and policy.

The fellow will have access to data sets for publications, receive mentorship in grant writing and publication, participate in providing academic mentorship of graduate students and research staff, and be afforded career development opportunities through the University. Unique opportunities will be provided to participate in an ASU collaboration on a recently funded PCORI project focused on integrated care and learn the skills necessary for developing expertise in practice facilitation helping primary care practices change and better accommodate team-based integrated and collaborative care.

For additional information regarding ASU, the College of Health Solutions, and the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, go to http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate by June 1, 2018 in health psychology or a related behavioral or social science
  • Record of related research experience appropriate to postdoctoral rank
  • Excellent communication and writing skills via peer reviewed publications
  • Evidence of being self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, creative, with excellent interpersonal skills and able to synthesize literature

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or interest in bioinformatics
  • Advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methodology statistics

Application Deadline and Procedures

Applications will begin to be reviewed on November 1, 2017 and will continue to be reviewed weekly until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be reviewed.

Applicants are asked to email the following as one PDF document to stephanie.brennhofer@asu.edu

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position 
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Two letters of recommendation with one from a current supervisor

If you have questions about the fellowship, please contact Dr. Kessler by email at rodger.kessler@asu.edu.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)