Professional Development Opportunities


Department of Health and Human Services & National Institutes of Health
Health Scientist Administrator Positions

The National Institutes of Health invites you to apply for a professional career currently available in one of the 24 Institutes and Centers. Come join the nation’s premier medical research agency, where we are making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives! The National Institutes of Health has a number of Health Scientist Administrator vacancies. The Health Scientist Administrator positions will be accepting applications from September 19-September 29, 2014 for Montgomery County, MD. For scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at For Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Keyonna Butler at 301-594-4570 or

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Neurobiology

The University of Chicago's Department of Neurobiology seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor, and in any area of neurobiology. Researchers in molecular/cellular neurobiology or neural development/plasticity are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and at least two years of postdoctoral training. Successful candidates will benefit from a rich intellectual environment that includes a new Neuroscience Institute and an affiliation with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. All interested applicants must apply online at by uploading a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research objectives, and the names and contact information of three academic references. Application review will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University School of Social Work

The Michigan State University School of Social Work in the College of Social Science is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor to complement and enhance active research areas in the School. The faculty engage in research with diverse content areas including gerontology, child welfare, and health/mental health. The research environment at MSU is one that encourages collaboration among disciplines and across colleges. We seek a colleague who is research active with a beginning record of scholarship and a clear plan for continued research activity.For more information, click here.

American Journal of Public Health, Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by the Executive Board of APHA and reports to the Executive Director of APHA. The Editor-in Chief has complete editorial independence. For the position description, click here.

School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University

The School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is searching for colleagues who will contribute to our academic community through meaningful and productive research, teaching, service, and curriculum development across our BSW, MSW, and PhD programs, as well as leadership and service to the community and profession. VCU is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a very high research activity and community engaged institution, committed to diversity and multiculturalism. For further information and to apply, please click here.

Staff Associate, Columbia University School of Social Work

Under the supervision of Prof. Leopoldo J. Cabassa (the study Principal Investigator [PI]), the Staff Associate will work on the research project: Peer-led Healthy Lifestyle Program in Supportive Housing: a 5-year, NIMH funded randomized controlled effectiveness trial involving a sample of 300 research participants. The Staff Associate’s primary responsibilities will include assistance with the development, delivery, and evaluation of a healthy lifestyle group-based program, coordinate data collection and data entry, work with the PI to train and supervise a team of research staff assistants and graduate research assistants, and manage all administrative matters related to the study with the PI as the final approver. For more information, click here.

Assistant Research Scientist, The University of Michigan School of Public Health

The Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities (SexLab) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Scientist position. The candidate must have interest in the psychosocial, structural, contextual and behavioral factors associated with sexual health. We define sexual health broadly as a state of physical, emotional, and social well-being in relation to sexuality, and encourage research that utilizes a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, and encourages pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. The Assistant Research Scientist will be a member of the SexLab team, and will participate in several studies focused on sexual health with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS and LGBT health. He or she will also be mentored and encouraged to develop his/her own research projects and pursue his/her funded research. The incumbent is expected to take a leadership role in preparing manuscripts for publication, offering technical assistance to community partners, conducting mixed-methods analyses, and collaborating on future grant proposal writing. For more information, click here.

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at Temple University

The Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at Temple University are jointly seeking an outstanding candidate for a Behavioral Neuroscience position at the level of Assistant Professor.  Research interests should focus on examining the neurobiology of behavior at cellular, molecular, and/or systems levels and complement existing departmental and programmatic interests, which include but are not limited to: development, mental illness, aging, learning & memory, and addiction.  Candidates should have a Ph.D., a strong research and publication record, and demonstrated potential for extramural funding.  Candidates should be able to teach a range of topics in Neuroscience and Psychology from the behavioral level to the cellular and molecular level.  Electronic applications are preferred.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of reference, and copies of representative publications to:  Christine Engelhardt at , Coordinator for the Neuroscience Search Committee, Program in Neuroscience, Rm. 638, Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th Street, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  19122-6085; if electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be sent to the aforementioned address.  Questions regarding the search can be directed to Christine Engelhardt, Neuroscience Student Services Specialist/Coordinator: or 215-204-3441.  Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Director, Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justic Council on Social Work Education

The Council on Social Work Education and the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work invite applications for the Director of the CSWE Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice position. Interested candidates should have a strong record of research and teaching relevant to diversity and social and economic justice and demonstrated experience in administration. For more information, click here.

Assistant Professor, Social Psychology, University of California Riverside

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside is recruiting for a junior faculty position in the area of social psychology. The department seeks candidates with expertise in experimental or quantitative methods, and candidates who can add to existing strengths within the Department of Sociology. Candidates must demonstrate promise of high-quality research productivity and a commitment to teaching excellence. A PhD in Sociology is preferred prior to the appointment start date of July 1, 2015. For more information, click here. Applications received by October 1, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Assistant Professor, Medical Sociology/Population Health, University of California Riverside

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in medical sociology and/or population health.The department seeks a scholar with an emphasis in disparities of health and/or health care linked to gender, race, class, ethnicity and/or immigrant status. We seek candidates who can add to existing strengths within the Department of Sociology, while also offering the potential for collaboration with UCR’s new School of Medicine. Competitive candidates will demonstrate a strong record of publication, a commitment to extramural funding, and teaching excellence. A PhD in Sociology is preferred prior to the beginning of the appointment start date of July 1st, 2015. Complete applications will include a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, three letters of recommendation, and up to three writing samples. For more information, click here. Applications received by October 1st will receive full consideration.


The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
2014 National Conference -Integrating Research, Education, and Services to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities in Hispanic and Latino Populations
October 8-9, 2014 at The Commons Learning Center at the University of Texas at Austin

The 2014 National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference provides attendees a unique opportunity to learn about behavioral health disparities in Hispanic and Latino populations from leading clinicians and researchers in the field. Presenters will not only facilitate a better understanding of the unique issues faced by Hispanics and Latinos in accessing and utilizing culturally appropriate mental health and substance abuse treatment services, but will also help participants build skills in the application of evidence based practices to help reduce these disparities. The conference will include presentations covering a breadth of topics related to behavioral health issues and services for Latinos and Hispanics, interactive workshops with a focus on skill-building, panel presentations bringing together top experts in the field, and a supportive environment where providers, researchers, and educators can share ideas and resources to help improve the quality of services for our Hispanic and Latino populations.  Registration and call for posters are open! To register and for more information, please visit:



The purpose of these RFAs is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics.  Proposed projects must also have a substance abuse component.  Set aside is $2 million in FY2015 funds to support 6-9 projects.  

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt Date(s): December 15, 2014
Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R21)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt Date(s): December 15, 2014


Public Health Online

Click here to access community resources for public health careers and education.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Membership Drive 

Click here for the flyer. NIH-funded Website

Click here to access resources and practical information for researchers across a broad range of topics, with a focus on those in the behavioral and social science field.

For further resources, also visit the 4researchers Links page.

Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities

Information and presentation slides on minority and gender representation in clinical trials.

AAAS Science Report: Race, Ethnicity and NIH Research Awards

More information available at this link.

The William T. Grant Foundation Mentoring Guide

Access this resource entitled Maximizing Mentoring: A Guide for Building Strong Relationships on the Foundation's website by clicking here.


NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Information on grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Successful NIH grant proposals

Examples of successful NIH grant proposals at NIAID.

National Health Council Database

A resource to help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources.