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Postdoctoral Positions

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 Digital Mental Health
Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) (Dr. David Mohr -Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Medicine Division)

Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs; is seeking applicants for our NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship, “Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health” beginning July 2023. This fellowship focuses on mental health, and brings together a cohort of fellows in psychological science (psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral science) and human-computer interaction (HCI; computer science, communication, engineering, design, and human factors). The program provides fellows with research training and mentorship in both mental health and HCI research with the aim of preparing the next generation of digital mental health researchers. The program is co-led by Drs. David Mohr PhD, and Darren Gergle, PhD. Dr. Mohr is an expert in the use of technology and psychological approaches for the treatment of mental health conditions. Dr. Gergle is a leader in HCI as applied to medical settings with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods. 

To read more about the opportunity and apply, visit the program's homepage.

 Nutrition and Genetic Epidemiology

Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar research position with Dr. Marilyn Cornelis (Preventive Medicine, Nutrition Division) // U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

The Department of Preventive Medicine (Nutrition Division) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM, Military Nutrition Division) are seeking a Postdoctoral level Visiting Scholar to conduct mentored research on a project to identify predictors of physical and cognitive resilience of direct relevance to service member health and performance and the general population. The position is based at Northwestern (Chicago, IL) where the candidate will spend most of his/her time analyzing phenotypic and genetic data from the UK Biobank, a cohort of about 500,000 men and women. The mentoring and training will be under the direction of Dr. Marilyn Cornelis, Assistant Professor. Dr. Harris Lieberman (USARIEM, Natick, MA) is the PI of the core project and will serve as an off-site mentor. The candidate will also work with research team members at other sites on various aspects of the project that will address biomarkers of nutritional status and health using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and US Army Special Forces Soldiers. Major emphasis will be placed on leading original analyses, writing manuscripts and career development. This position is anticipated to be for 1 year, with potential extension conditional on funding and performance.

The position is open to citizens or lawful permanent residents of the US. Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD/MD or equivalent at time of appointment. Strong knowledge of nutrition and genetic epidemiology is required. The candidate should have a record of original first-authored manuscripts in one or more of these areas, strong analytical research skills and experience with cluster computing and statistical software such as SAS and R for both data management and analysis.

Application Instructions

Please contact Marilyn Cornelis with the following items

  1. Cover letter describing previous achievements, research interests, career goals, and why the candidate is suitable for this position (maximum 2 pages)
  2. CV and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for at least two academic references.

 Physical Activity Promotion
Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Exercise and Health Lab (Dr. Siobhan Phillips - Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Medicine Division)

The Exercise and Health Lab led by Dr. Siobhan Phillips in the Division of Behavioral Medicine in The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking applications from strong candidates for a new postdoctoral fellowship position in physical activity promotion.

This is a full-time position for an individual interested in understanding physical activity and sedentary behaviors, developing and implementing physical activity promotion and sedentary behavior reduction interventions in cancer prevention and control, and disseminating and implementing this research into practice. The funded fellow will actively participate in ongoing NIH funded studies focused on optimizing digital physical activity promotion in cancer survivors. Opportunities exist to contribute to project development, grant writing, study implementation and management, data analyses and manuscript writing (first- and co-author), and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The fellow will receive guidance in the development of independent research interests and grant proposals. The fellow will be able to take full advantage of training, education, and mentorship opportunities offered through Northwestern University. The candidate is expected to work in a highly collaborative fast paced environment.


  • Doctorate in Kinesiology, exercise science, psychology, public health or other behavioral/social sciences discipline or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry.
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Prior experience conducting clinical or community based research related to physical activity promotion or sedentary behavior reduction, using digital health tools for data collection or intervention delivery and/or working with cancer survivors
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English


This is a two-year full-time research based postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. Award of the second year is contingent upon performance in year one of the fellowship. Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Stipends are at the NIH-level for postdoctoral trainees and fellows.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, list of 3 references and a brief (1-2 page) statement of research interests, experience, career goals and interest in the position to Dr. Siobhan Phillips (

 Systems Biology and Clinical Data Management
Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Successful Clinical Response in Pneumonia Therapy (SCRIPT) Biology Center (Dr. Justin Starren - Health and Biomedical Informatics)

The Successful Clinical Response In Pneumonia Therapy (SCRIPT) Systems Biology Center is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to work at the intersection of systems biology and clinical data management. The fellow will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, biologists, geneticists, and data scientists to develop tools to improve the management of multi-faceted data to support systems biology research.  This position is supervised by Dr. Justin Starren and the primary appointment will be in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Preventive Medicine.  Northwestern has a vibrant Informatics and Data Science research community, with the Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine and AI@NU. We are located in downtown Chicago, which has been voted the best big city in the United States for six years running.

Click here for more information about the fellowship.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  

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