Postdoctoral Fellowship: Social and Behavioral Research in Genomics

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute
Social and Behavioral Research Branch

The Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) in the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health is seeking applicants for our postdoctoral training program to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and research fellows. SBRB is one of the nation's premier research programs in social and behavioral science and genomics. Researchers in the SBRB investigate a broad array of research questions related to public health, health communication, health behavior change, clinical genetic counseling, health disparities, and community-based research.

We are particularly seeking candidates with interest in:

  • Social networks and health
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Health psychology
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Health disparities
  • Risk communication
  • Family adaptation to risk

Applicants must have completed their doctoral training within the last 5 years or less. The starting date can be flexible. The fellowship includes a competitive salary, benefits, and a professional travel stipend.

To learn more about the SBRB's research mission and ongoing research, see the Social and Behavioral Research Branch Web page at

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and names of three references to:

Laura Koehly, Ph.D.
Acting Chief and Senior Investigator
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Social Network Methods Section
Building 31, Room B1B37
Bethesda, MD 20892-2073
Laura Koehly Web page

Vence Bonham, J.D.
Associate Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Communication Research Section
Senior Advisor to the Director on Societal Implications of Genomics, Office of the Director
Building 31, Room B1B55
Bethesda, MD 20892-2073
Vence Bonham Web page

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Last Updated: December 31, 2014