Postdoctoral Scholar of Biobehavioral Health
Pennsylvania State University College of Health and Human Development
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar of Biobehavioral Health

Penn State University

Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Campus City: University Park, PA
Date Announced: 03/06/2020
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 94057
Work Unit: College of Health and Human Development
Department: Biobehavioral health


The Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Biobehavioral Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to help carry out research with Dr. Orfeu Buxton in the Sleep, Health, and Society Collaboratory. This position is involved in sleep health research including the causes of sleep deficiency in the workplace, home and society, health consequences of sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic and cognitive outcomes, and digital biomarkers in field and intervention studies. This is an opportunity for an emerging Scholar to engage with a productive team of investigators and project leaders. Primary responsibilities depend on the candidate fit with laboratory priorities, and whether laboratory-based studies, field studies, or already-collected data will be a focus. For more details on current and past work of Dr. Buxton visit: Responsibilities will include grant writing; data collection and/or management; data analyses; preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations; and participation in interdisciplinary research groups. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have opportunities to publish, and access to exceptional resources to facilitate their independent research. Qualified individuals will have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent training in biobehavioral health disciplines such as neuroscience, psychology, physiology, epidemiology, and/or statistics, and have demonstrated research excellence. Knowledge of statistics and familiarity with statistical programming (SAS, R, etc.) is preferred. The appointment will be for one year, with as high probability of renewal depending on productivity. To apply, please upload (1) a letter of application indicating a statement of research interests, career goals, and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) the names and contact information of three professional references. If selected as a finalist for the position, three letters of professional reference will be requested to be sent via mail or via email directly from the recommender to: Dr. Orfeu Buxton, Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This Postdoctoral Scholar position is scheduled to begin about July 1, 2020 or as soon as practical thereafter. For more information, please contact Please indicate “Postdoc Opportunity” in subject line of all email correspondence. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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