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Post Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Complementary Approaches to Health in Cancer Patients

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University (in partnership with University of Texas Health San Antonio Cancer Center) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Dr. Jennifer Huberty, Associate Professor.

The postdoctoral research fellow will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students to assist in building an active program of research related to the feasibility and effectiveness of complementary approaches (e.g., yoga, meditation) to improve fatigue and quality of life in cancer patients that will be used to inform applications for large NIH-funded trials between ASU, UT San Antonio, and Mayo. This position includes collaborations with colleagues at the University of Texas Health San Antonio Cancer Center under the supervision of Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., the Deputy Director of the NCI Designated Cancer Center. The University of Texas Heatth San Antonio Cancer Center is a long standing NCI Designated Cancer Center long recognized for excellence in early phase cancer clinical trials, cancer biology research, and population science. Dr. Ruben Mesa has moved to UT Health San Antonio as Director and has established the myeloproliferative neoplasm program at this site for clinical trials and non pharmacological interventions. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Arizona Campus has over 20 faculty members focusing on laboratory, clinical trials and clinical care of patients with hematologic malignancies. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and has been rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer centers in the United States, the number one center for cancer in the State of Arizona and one of the top in the Southwest.

The candidate will be involved in all aspects of the research including Institutional Review Board approval, recruitment, enrollment, data management and analyses, reviewing protocols, and mentoring masters and undergraduate students. Additionally, the candidate will actively participate in manuscript writing, grant proposals, presenting at academic meetings, and other essential duties as necessary. The candidate will receive training in grant writing and help with the preparation and submission of grant proposals. Opportunities exist for first-authored manuscripts and new projects.

For additional information regarding ASU, the College of Health Solutions, and the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, go to: and

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent degree within the last 5 years in public health, epidemiology, behavioral science, exercise science, health education and health promotion, health communication, medicine, social psychology, or related field;
  • Record of related research experience appropriate to rank.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience conducting health behavior interventions in cancer patients/survivors;
  • Knowledge and experience of the objective monitoring of physical activity and sleep;
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methods;
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative research methods;
  • Experience with SPSS or SAS
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations in public health, exercise science, or behavioral medicine;
  • Evidence of being self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, creative, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and able to synthesize literature

If interested, please submit via email the following as one PDF document to Jennifer Huberty ( Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until position is filled. Start date TBD in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position, and a research statement
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Copies of two recent publications
  • Information for 3 professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

This is a grant-funded appointment for one year from date of hire, with strong probability of renewal for an additional year contingent on excellent performance. Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to: Dr. Jennifer Huberty, Associate Professor, by email at

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and ) Applicants are asked to complete an Equal Employment Opportunity Survey.

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