Center for Digital Health

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at Brown University School of Public Health and Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health

The School of Public Health (SPH) at Brown University and Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health (CDH) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow/postdoctoral research associate to join the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The fellowship will be focused on helping the fellow prepare for an academic or industry career that involves developing an independent program of research at the intersection of behavioral science (psychology, psychiatry), public health/medicine, computer science, and related sub-fields. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in research training focused on digital health, with a focus on designing and testing technologies that support health behavior change. The SPH and CDH support research, teaching, and entrepreneurship activities that support innovation using a wide variety of tools (e.g., smartphone and web applications, wearable devices, virtual reality, data science) to solve pressing health problems. Through the fellowship, the candidate will have the opportunity to participate in early career training programs offered by SPH and CDH, build teaching experience in digital health-focused courses and certificate programs, participate in innovation/entrepreneurship programs through CDH and other Brown centers, and contribute to ongoing/future research projects as part of a multidisciplinary team. For more details, see: https://digitalhealth.med.brown.edu/.

Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will devote half-time effort to preparing scholarly products (data analyses, manuscripts, white papers, grant proposals, conference proceedings) for Dr. Wray’s team. The remaining effort will be devoted to activities intended to help the candidate develop their research interests or credentials, including didactic seminars, mentored grant writing, teaching, entrepreneurship, and/or independent research projects. The appointment is for one year and may be extended an additional year. Salary is commensurate with NIH stipend amounts.

Advisor/Mentor: The position will be primarily mentored by Dr. Tyler Wray, Ph.D., with opportunities for collaboration with other CDH/BSS faculty.

Minimum Requirements Include: (1) A doctorate degree in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to computer science, statistics, informatics, engineering, psychology, or other public health disciplines at the time the fellowship begins, and (2) be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Preferred Qualifications Include: (1) A strong record of peer-reviewed publications/conference proceedings relevant to digital health, (2) excellent scholarly writing and communication skills, (3) proficiency in statistical programming and analysis, with advanced data science skills preferred, (4) basic software programming and engineering skills a plus.

To apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Start dates are flexible. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three referees via Interfolio, at: https://apply.interfolio.com/98420.