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Open Rank

The University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-eligible faculty position to join the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology. This position will conduct clinical research in eHealth/mHealth with a particular focus on psycho-oncology. They will function as a member of a multidisciplinary research team and become significantly involved in ongoing projects and will initiate new programs in related areas of interest and focus. Faculty and staff at the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology are involved in many grant-funded projects to develop and evaluate eHealth/mHealth interventions in a variety of areas, including cancer, insomnia, diabetes, pediatric pain, HIV, alcohol-exposed pregnancy risk, substance abuse, and medication adherence. Salary and rank are contingent upon candidate qualifications.

The Center for Behavioral Health & Technology, led by Prof 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 http://bht.virginia.edu.

Candidates must have a doctoral-level degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) in a health-related filed (e.g., psychology, public health) with at least two years of eHealth/mHealth related research experience.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting number 0620377. Interested candidates must complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, writing sample, and contact information for three references.

Questions regarding this position and the Candidate Profile process should be directed to Lee Ritterband, PhD, Director of the Center for Behavioral Health & Technology, Box 801075, Charlottesville, VA. 22903. E-mail: LEER@virginia.edu

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.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking a tenure-ineligible Assistant Professor to join its clinical faculty within the Behavioral Medicine Center. Approximately 50% of the incumbent’s time will be spent in providing behavioral health consultation and liaison services to medical inpatient units across the health system, as well as outpatient, empirically-based psychological services (e.g., diagnostic assessment and intervention) to individuals diagnosed with a wide variety of medical and psychiatric disorders. Depending on the applicant’s areas of expertise,  a portion of the incumbent’s time may be spent in the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center of the University of Virginia providing empirically supported psychological services and treatment to patients diagnosed with cancer or providing other specialized interventions or assessments through the Behavioral Medicine Center or Neurocognitive Assessment Lab.  The remaining time will be spent in the training/supervision of practicum students, psychiatry residents, and/or psychology fellows, and/or on NIH-funded research projects, as well as other clinical trials, conducted in the Behavioral Medicine Research Center or other clinical locations.

Candidates must have a PhD/PsyD or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology or in a related field from an APA accredited program. Candidates must be license-eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be licensed by date of hire. Post-doctoral experience in Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology or Psycho-Oncology is preferred. Preference will be given to those with experience providing empirically-based psychological interventions with medical populations, consulting with medical staff, working with neurological populations including patients with a history of migraine or brain injury, patients with cancer, and performing medically-specialized psychological evaluations, including evaluations of surgical candidates.

This position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0620351. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Amit Shahane, Ph.D., AS5XU@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu, 434-924-5314.

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

Vice Chair of Research

The University of Virginia, School of Medicine seeks a Vice Chair of Research to oversee research operations in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. The main responsibilities of this position include:

1. Maintain a highly productive research operation with a national and international reputation.
2. Assist the Chair of the Psychiatry Department in developing/recruiting/retaining high potential research faculty.
3. Provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members in defining and developing their research projects and directions (e.g. K award).
4. Support and expand resident, fellow, graduate student, medical student and undergraduate involvement in research, presentations, and publications. Potential for development of a training grant for resident/fellow research.
5. Compete successfully for external funding in order to maintain a well-rounded research portfolio with the majority of funding attributable to NIH grants.
6. Provide oversite, guidance and annual evaluations to senior level researchers.
7. Have regular meetings with the research administrator for financial updates on all research portfolios within the Department. And to make recommendations to the Chair for corrective actions needed to keep the research operation viable and solvent.

Qualified applicants must have an M.D. degree or equivalent and be currently boarded in general psychiatry. At least 5 years of experience conducting research in serious mental illness is required. Salary, rank, and tenure status are contingent upon candidate qualifications. The rank and tenure status awarded will be based on qualifications in alignment with the School of Medicine’s promotion and tenure policy: http://faculty.med.virginia.edu/facultyaffairs/. If hired as tenure ineligible, this position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0618684. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

This position is open until filled.

For more information about the position, please contact Anita Clayton, via email ahc8v@virginia.edu or via telephone 434-924-5457.

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

Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor position. Responsibilities include providing clinical services to the Medical Center’s general adult psychiatry unit and addictions services. The incumbent is expected to participate in supervision and training of psychiatry residents, fellows, and medical students. The incumbent may be required to provide consult liaison service care, call for nights and weekends, and backup call for psychiatry service. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinician with interests in academic psychiatry and addictions psychiatry, teaching and research. Salary and tenure status are contingent upon candidate qualifications. If hired as tenure-ineligible, part-time effort is available and will be discussed with candidates.

Candidates must have an MD, DO or equivalent and be board-certified in Psychiatry by time of start date. If hired as tenure ineligible, this position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0619708. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

The position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the position, please contact Zachariah Dameron, via email zcd9g@virginia.edu or via telephone 434-924-5408.

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

 

Professional Research Staff Opportunities

Research Scientist

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences seeks a Research Scientist to support research in the lab of Dr. Wendy Lynch. The successful candidate will conduct research projects involving drug abuse and addiction using various rodent models and in vitro models. The specific tasks will include performing surgical procedures, conducting drug self-administration studies, performing molecular experiments, analyzing behavioral and molecular data, and assisting the PI and other senior researchers in summarizing results and findings for conferences and publications.

Qualified applicants will possess a Doctoral degree in Psychology/Neuroscience or related field and have a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral research experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting intravenous drug self-administration studies.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting number 0619268. Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Wendy Lynch at wlynch@virginia.edu.

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

Research Associate

he 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 http://bht.virginia.edu.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu 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: kareningersoll@virginia.edu

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.

Research Associate

The Center of Diabetes Technology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System invites applications for a Research Associate position in Diabetes Modeling & Simulation beginning December 2016. The successful candidate will conduct research for the Center of Diabetes Technology and expand Center-related research lines in metabolic and behavioral computer simulation in diabetes, specifically as it pertains to patients and care provider education and training, patient centered decision support systems, prediction of the clinical impact of medical device errors, and optimal drug delivery strategies. There are no clinical responsibilities associated with this position.

Qualified applicants will possess a Doctoral degree in Bioengineering or related field by date of hire.

To apply, visit https://jobs@virginia.edu and search for posting number 0619481. Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Enrique Campos-Nanez at ec3z@eservices.virginia.edu or (434) 924-2327.

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

Research Associate

The Center of Diabetes Technology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System invites applications for a Research Associate position in Diabetes Modeling & Simulation beginning December 2016. The successful candidate will conduct research for the Center of Diabetes Technology and expand Center-related research lines in metabolic and behavioral computer simulation in diabetes, specifically as it pertains to patients and care provider education and training, patient centered decision support systems, prediction of the clinical impact of medical device errors, and optimal drug delivery strategies. There are no clinical responsibilities associated with this position.

Qualified applicants will possess a Doctoral degree in Bioengineering or related field by date of hire.

To apply, visit http://jobs@virginia.edu and search for posting number 0619948. Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Marc Breton at mb6nt@eservices.virginia.edu or (434) 982-6484.

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

Staff Opportunities

Research Specialist

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Specialist to support research in the Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) located at the Fontaine Research Park. The incumbent provides support for research efforts and assists CDT Principal Investigators by organizing data from clinical trials, applying existing data treatments onto data and collating results, and modifying treatments as per PIs instruction. In addition, the incumbent participates in project specific and center wide weekly technical meetings.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field. A minimum of one year of relevant research experience is preferred.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon availability of funding.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0620352. Complete an application online and attach a resume.

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

Research Specialist Intermediate

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Specialist to support research in the Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) located at the Fontaine Research Park. The incumbent provides support for research efforts and assists CDT Principal Investigators by organizing data from clinical trials, applying existing data treatments onto data and collating results, and modifying treatments as per PIs instruction. In addition, the incumbent participates in project specific and center wide weekly technical meetings.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of two years of relevant research experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for experience. Experience gained during volunteer/student training may be considered in lieu of professional experience.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon availability of funding.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0620344. Complete an application online and attach a resume.

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

Research Nurse PRN

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking Registered Nurses to work on a PRN basis in the Center for Diabetes Technology of the department. This position requires performing blood draws on study participants and knowledge of study research procedures and protocols in an inpatient laboratory setting. Shifts include day, evening, night, weekend and holiday. Shifts are scheduled according to the needs of the study. Employees will report on an as-needed (PRN) basis, no more than 40 hours per week.

Qualified candidates must be a licensed RN and have at least one year of nursing experience and a CPR certification or equivalent by date of hire. Skills acquired during training may be considered in lieu of experience.

This part-time wage position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0618631. Complete an application online and attach a resume.

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

Research Program Officer

The University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is seeking a Research Program Officer to lead the administrative operations of the UVA Center for Behavioral Health and Technology (CBHT). The Research Program Officer will assist in the establishment of an administrative infrastructure for the Center and provide general management of the Center’s fiscal, research, and administrative activities. In addition, the Program Officer will provide support to the Center Director in creating a vision for and implementation of strategic program development; help formulate program strategies and goals, assist with long-term planning, and develop policies and procedures; serve as a principal liaison between the Center, University leadership, and outside entities to establish the associations necessary to enhance the Center as a worldwide leader in the field of eHealth.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree. If no degree, applicants must have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience working in research administration. With a degree, applicants must have a minimum of four years relevant experience working in research administration.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0620210. Complete an application online and attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references.

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

Chief Operating Officer, Center for Diabetes Technology

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT).

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the CDT is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the day to day operations of the Center. This includes but is not limited to the management of operations, personnel, financial accounting, research and industry contracts, and research administration. This position serves as the point of contact for all operational and financial activities of the CDT.

The incumbent independently manages office administration and personnel and works with the CDT Director, Medical Director, and Associate Director for Research on budgeting and financial management, billing, research and industry relations, and human resource activities.

The COO will manage the international research network of the CDT, which is currently comprised of over 15 affiliated research groups in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

A major task for the COO will be the maintenance of existing and the development and establishment of new contacts between the CDT and industry leaders, with the goal to position the Center as a well-defined translational research hub that serves the mission of the School of Medicine to implement diabetes technology research results into the clinical practice, health-care provider and patient education, and industrial applications.

This position is restricted and contingent upon availability of funds.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0619636. Complete an application online and attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references.

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