The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine (CBPM) located at The Miriam Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University seeks an outstanding Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist (faculty-equivalent positions) to join our Center. Successful applicants will have completed doctoral/post-doctoral training and conduct research in the area of behavioral and preventive medicine, broadly construed, and will be competitive for NIH or other grant funding, have published in peer-reviewed journals, and have interest in mentoring students and trainees. The CBPM community is collaborative, dedicated to diversity and equity in all forms, and to creating an inclusive environment where the contributions of all are recognized and valued.

CBPM is directed by Dr. Laura Stroud, PhD and is home to multiple research scientists, senior research scientists, and affiliated faculty, as well as fellows and students. CBPM has a 30+ year history of conducting innovative research involving inter-disciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease. Our research ranges from biobehavioral mechanisms to behavioral factors in health and disease, and from translating these discoveries into interventions for health promotion and disease management, and implementing and disseminating evidence-based interventions. CBPM serves as a home for the COBRE Center for Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) and the Qualitative Science and Methods Training Program (QSMTP). Current areas of research strength at CBPM include: complementary and integrative health; tobacco and substance use; mHealth; physical activity promotion, sexual health, qualitative and quantitative methods; behavioral interventions in chronic illness (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV, aging); women’s and maternal-child health; and stress, trauma, and resilience. We conduct research in clinical, community, laboratory, and online venues. Research focus for this position is open to any area of behavioral and preventive medicine and/or related methods. Researchers focused on health inequities and historically marginalized and minoritized groups will also be given special consideration.

CBPM provides a strong research infrastructure with support for pre- and post-award research-related activities. In addition to our research mission, we also serve as Brown University’s official training site for behavioral and preventive medicine, and stress, trauma, and resilience. We mentor and provide research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, psychology residents from our world-class clinical psychology internship program, and postdoctoral fellows supported through multiple NIH-funded T32 training grants. Our culture is highly collaborative and embodies the values of integrity, respect, and inclusion. Our investigators collaborate actively with each other, with other centers and departments, and nationally and internationally.

CBPM and the Lifespan Health system are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Employees are expected to embrace and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients, research participants, customers and one another. Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

We are located in Providence, Rhode Island, an affordable, highly walkable, culturally rich city in southern New England with great restaurants, access to beautiful beaches, and easy travel by auto, train, and air. Rhode Island is a family friendly state; there are many local colleges and universities for dual-academic couples.

To apply, please submit an application to Sr Research Scientist | Providence, RI | Lifespan and send to Gayle Fraser, [email protected]:

  • A cover letter describing your research interests and accomplishments,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • and a brief statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through research, service, mentoring, and/or lived experience.

Additional materials including letters of recommendation will be requested at a future time for those selected as finalists. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.