NSF postdoc position

***Call for a postdoctoral position in behavior and technology

We are hiring a postdoctoral fellow for a project funded by the National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Health, “SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Unobtrusive Sensing and Motivational Feedback for Family Wellness” (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1622626&HistoricalAwards=false). The candidate will work full time for one year with a possibility of renewing for two more years. The candidate will be housed within the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California San Diego Department of Medicine. The earliest starting date is between November, 2017 and January, 2018. The deadline for the application is on a rolling basis. The search will continue until the ideal candidate has been selected.

The candidate will be expected to carry out the design, development, and evaluation of the SHINE system, a system that senses and visualizes to families their behavioral routines that impact child obesity. The following are expected roles:
* Project management: Organize milestones of the project, coordinate communication among collaborators, manage student research volunteers, purchase project materials and participate in budget management, work with the IRB
* Research activities: Contribute to refining and optimizing proposed research design, conduct qualitative and quantitative research, conduct literature reviews, generate publications, write grants
* Work with the Latino community in San Diego: Work closely with our Latino community partners to build rapport with the community, recruit participants for the study, and engage our Latino community advisory board as a major stakeholder throughout the project

The candidate is expected to:
* Be a fluent bilingual speaker and writer of English and Spanish
* Have strong social science research training: Basic theoretical understanding of various research methods including qualitative research, community-based participatory research, field observations, randomized controlled trials, and meta-reviews
* Have strong expertise in at least one behavioral health area with interest in technology: public health, behavior change, health informatics, health communication, epidemiology, family medicine, psychology, sociology, or others related to technology and health
* Maintain strong work ethic, professionalism, and motivation and be able to work independently
* Have great communication and organizational skills: Prompt communication, effective goal setting, and execution of tasks
* Enjoy working with people: Know how to utilize the various skillsets of volunteer students to accomplish goals
* Have strong writing skills (from emails to journal articles) and solid history of publications in her/his field

Degrees required:
PhD or equivalent in the areas of behavioral health and technology (e.g., public health, behavior change, health informatics, health communication, epidemiology, family medicine, psychology, sociology)

The salary will be in accordance with UC San Diego’s salary scale relevant to the candidate’s qualifications:

Interested candidates should email dbmipostdoc@ucsd.edu a cover letter and a CV. In the email title, add “[SHINE]” to make sure the email is forwarded to this position call. Feel free to email Jina Huh (jinahuh@ucsd.edu) for any questions regarding specific questions about the project.

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