Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

Houston, Texas
Sep 06, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Full Time

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER Department of Behavioral Science in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences is accepting applications for an open rank, term tenure track position in the following two areas:

·       Energy Balance - Behavioral and pharmacological treatment of obesity, diet and physical activity, psychological aspects of treatment, weight management compliance, caloric restriction and intermittent fasting, endocrine and metabolic mechanisms associated with obesity and other related areas of energy balance.

·       Mobile Health - Development and application of new and emerging digital health technologies (e.g., mobile, wireless and sensor technology, online social networks, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data) for behavioral assessment and intervention in cancer prevention and survivorship.

Target populations may include the general population, those with chronic medical comorbidities, minority and underserved, as well the cancer patient populations.

The successful candidate will participate actively in the Department of Behavioral Science’s robust research portfolio which includes: nicotine psychopharmacology, smoking cessation, genetics of nicotine dependence, youth tobacco use prevention, affective neuroscience, psychosocial oncology, energy balance, biopsychosocial influences on cancer outcomes, adherence to complex regimens, caregiver and dyadic intervention mind-body medicine, mobile and sensor applications for assessment and interventions, genetic and genomic testing, skin cancer prevention and/or other areas related to cancer prevention and survivorship.

For more information on this position, visit the MD Anderson Careers site - Faculty/Research Faculty Positions/Behavioral Science:

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree. For appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, highest preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral training and a strong research agenda, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or funding from grants and fellowships. For appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor, highest preference will be given to candidates with an established research program, demonstration of a sustained research trajectory and a record of extramurally funded research.

To apply, email a cover letter outlining the relevance of research experience and interests, brief statement of current and proposed research plan, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of five references to:


MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.   Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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