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Training Opportunities

There are ongoing opportunities with the Center for Health Behavior Research for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral and junior scientists to engage in health behavior research.

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) will have the opportunity to participate in mentored research projects that relate to mechanisms of health behavior change. Health topics can range from skin cancer prevention, cancer screening and obesity to physical activity and built environment.

The Center for Health Behavior Research participates in the following programs (availability and application deadlines vary):

Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

Penn Undergraduate Environmental Health Scholars Program

Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

On-Campus Work-Study Program

MD/Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree program

Post-doctoral and junior scientists who are dedicated to a career in health behavior research can expect an interdisciplinary training approach with participation in seminar series and journal clubs as well as opportunities to contribute to grant and manuscript preparation. Trainees will receive mentoring to help with the development of their own independent research.

CHBR is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow. Applicants should have a PhD in health psychology, behavioral/social epidemiology, health behavior/education, or a related field. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on interdisciplinary research, secondary data analyses, and work on new studies. Position is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year. The position description is available here. All application materials should be sent to Sarah Green.

Hiring of Student Research Assistants for the academic year begins in late summer for positions starting in the fall and hiring for summer internships begins in spring.

Faculty Development Opportunity: Community Scholars-in-Residence Program

Applications for the inaugural cohort of the program were due September 15, 2014.

Community Scholars-in-Residence

For more information, please refer to the application materials.

For more information about these programs, contact Sarah Green by telephone (215) 746-4157 or by e-mail (shgreen@upenn.edu).

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