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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University
Posted: 3/11/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Promotion
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Richmond,  VA   
Position Description: The Department of Health Behavior and Policy in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research fellow. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Jessica LaRose on several research projects related to obesity, cardiometabolic health, and cancer. The fellow will receive training and experience the design and conduct of behavioral clinical trials, with opportunities for advanced training and applied experiences in community-engaged research and digital health trials based on interest. This position also provides ample opportunity for mentorship and training in grant writing and data dissemination (e.g., manuscripts, community report back events, policy briefs). The fellow will develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in close collaboration with Dr. LaRose to ensure their training and professional development goals are fulfilled, and considerable emphasis will be placed on developing their independent line of research. This position is contingent upon grant funding. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible with preferred start date June 1, 2023. For questions, please contact Dr. Jessica LaRose at

Qualifications: • Doctorate in behavioral sciences, psychology, nutrition, health sciences, exercise science, public health, or related field by the start date of the appointment

• Expertise and training in obesity and / or cancer required, with a strong preference for community-engaged research experience

• Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including a track record of scholarly publications and presentations

• Candidates should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and a commitment to do so at VCU

• Applicants with experience partnering with economically disadvantaged adults, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, and / or young Black women to promote health and wellbeing are strongly encouraged to apply

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Closing Date: 6/11/2023
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Contact Name: Jessica LaRose,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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How to Apply: Please visit ?c=vcu to complete the application and attach the following:

• CV

• Cover letter describing your research interests and experience

• Statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—including what DEI means to you, as well as how you embody these values and principles

• Contact information for 3 references

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