Research Associate

Job Number: 36149
Date Announced:
Work Unit: College Of Health & Human Development
Department: Prevention Research Center

The Alcohol and Skin Cancers Project Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University has an opening for a full-time faculty research associate to contribute to existing and developing grant program activities. We seek a Ph.D. level scientist who will carry out responsibilities related to the running of NIH-funded grants awarded to the Laboratory, including assisting with data analyses and report preparation, managing and supervising staff (professional, doctoral and undergraduate students), and assisting with all pre- and post-award activities for the multiple grants and contracts awarded to the lab. The Alcohol and Skin Cancer Projects Laboratory is part of a joint collaboration between The Prevention Research Center and the Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health and has two lines of inquiry. Our first focus is the design and evaluation of peer, parent, and feedback interventions to help reduce risky drinking among college students and other emerging adults. The second line of inquiry involves prevention of skin cancer among both adolescents and adults. The ideal candidate will have strong written, verbal, and quantitative skills and be familiar with the evaluation and design of intervention studies, longitudinal data analysis, and person-centered approaches such as finite mixture models and latent class analysis. Requires a Ph.D. in social, behavioral or health sciences or public health; a demonstrated interest in research on alcohol and other substance use, or cancer prevention is a plus. The position is for one year, with excellent possibility of re-funding. Competitive salary and benefits are associated with this position. To apply, send letter of application indicating research interests and experience, a curriculum vita, and three letters of professional reference to:

Michael J. Cleveland, Ph.D.
Research Associate
The Prevention Research Center
The Pennsylvania State University
204 E. Calder Way, Suite 208
State College, PA 16801.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, visit the Alcohol and Skin Cancer Projects website or contact Dr. Cleveland by phone: 814-865-0568; or

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