Postdoc in Human-Centered Computing and Online Social Media Analysis applied to Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego

The Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab ( and the AntiViral Research Center ( at UC San Diego are looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in joining our ongoing transdisciplinary projects investigating the use of online social media to better understand risk behavior, as well as design and develop solutions to reduce potential outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially focused on HIV and Zika Virus.

The open position is for two years starting in the Fall of 2017, with an option for a third year, and is funded through a T32 NIH Training grant. Only US Citizen or permanent resident can apply.

The Computer Science Department at UCLA has openings for two postdoctoral fellows.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and competency in some combination of the following areas: mobile health interventions, big data analytics, embedded systems, machine learning. The project includes an interdisciplinary group of experts and innovators from many UCLA Schools including Engineering and Medicine. Our collaborations create a rich and vibrant community conducting several wireless/mobile health interventions and clinical trials with the potential to impact many lives and revolutionize healthcare.

The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has several openings within its All of Us Research Program. All of Us  is a National Institutes of Health program that aims to engage one million U.S. participants from diverse social, racial/ethnic, and economic backgrounds in an effort to gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence human health. 

The STSI has openings for an Associate Director, Clinical Researcher, Behavioral Scientist, Research Programmer II, and Project Coordinator. The STSI is located in La Jolla, CA. 

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Virginia Commonwealth University has an opening for an assistant professor in its department of Health Behavior and Policy. The department is part of the School of Medicine and closely affiliated with Massey Cancer Center.

Applicants for the 12-month tenure-track position are expected to have a doctoral degree in public health or closely related fields, such as psychology. Applicants should show evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding.

Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) pediatric cancer prevention and control, obesity/tobacco epidemiology and policy analysis, and behavioral or lifestyle interventions targeted to children and families. Individuals with expertise in mobile/digital health, just-in-time adaptive interventions, or geospatial analysis as applied to cancer prevention and control topics are encouraged to apply.

Northwestern is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Passive Sensing Data Analytics and Behavioral Medicine.  The HABits Lab and Behavioral Medicine Division in Northwestern's Department of Preventive Medicine seeks one or two postdoctoral fellows with a strong interest and competency in some combination of the following areas related to wearable sensors:

  • ECG/PPG/IMU data analytics
  • signal processing
  • feature generation
  • machine learning
  • embedded systems
  • mobile health interventions including wearable sensors

The University of California, San Diego has an opening for an associate or full professor in mHealth and related technologies. The position is tenure-track. Applications should be submitted by March 12, 2017 for full consideration by the selection committee.

According to a job listing, candidates must have either an MD, with an MPH preferred, a PhD, or other applicable doctoral degree, and expertise in a technology-relevant field such as psychology, computer science, engineering, or cognitive science. Candidates must have current funding and a proven track record in obtaining NIH (or comparable) funding and high productivity of impactful publication in the fields of mobile health, digital behavior change interventions, social networks and health and other areas at the interface of health and technology. Proven leadership ability is also required as successful candidates will be expected to lead campus wide multidisciplinary efforts in technology and health.

North Carolina A & T State University is looking for a post-doctoral research associate in Human Factors/Cyber-Human Analytics. The position will work with graduate students and undergraduate students to conduct research in the Human Factors Analytics Laboratory and the Cyber-Human Analytics Research for the Internet of Things (CHARIOT) Laboratory. The research focuses on smart and connected health, with an emphasis on caregivers of persons with dementia. The position requires strong capabilities in synthesis and creativity to support innovation, and awareness of inclusive research practices with equitable social impacts. The postdoctoral researcher will work with multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students consisting of engineers, psychologists, medical clinicians, and artists.