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The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research has openings for two health-related postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of its Director, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD. Current funded projects include a longitudinal study of couples’ marital behavior and health that includes a focus on the gut microbiome and aging biomarkers, as well as two large studies with breast cancer survivors. The lab provides an outstanding interdisciplinary training environment with excellent publication opportunities; in addition to ongoing data collection, well over 10 completed studies offer data for secondary analysis.  Postdocs also receive mentoring in grantsmanship and professional development. Bridging basic and clinical science, current work utilizes diverse methodologies including longitudinal observational studies and elaborate laboratory paradigms. Formal collaborators include immunologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, nutritional/dietary researchers, psychologists, and biostatisticians, offering broad exposure to diverse paradigms and disciplines and exceptional educational opportunities. See recent papers from the lab in the publications section at and abstracts of current funded projects at NIH RePORTER by searching under Kiecolt-Glaser; additional information on current projects can be found at  Applications will be reviewed as received; the start date depends on both the candidate’s availability as well as the funding source (an OSU NCI cancer control training grant, the Ohio State Pelotonia Cancer Fellowship program, a diversity supplement for a current funded project, or a T32 written by the fellow with strong support from Kiecolt-Glaser). 

Requirements: (1) PhD in psychology (or a closely related field); (2) U.S. citizen, or permanent U.S. resident; (3) prior human research experience and publications. Solid quantitative skills and experience with biobehavioral, psychoneuroimmunology, and/or cancer research are desired but not essential. ABD status is acceptable during the application period, but the PhD must be completed by the start date. NIH pay scale and benefits. Apply electronically by sending a CV that includes contact information for your three referees, a letter of interest that describes your background, your areas of interest, and what you would like to accomplish during a 2 year fellowship, and representative publications to

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD
Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Distinguished University Professor
S. Robert Davis Endowed Chair in Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Ohio State University College of Medicine
460 Medical Center Drive, Room 130C
Columbus, OH 43210-1228 USA