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Posting expires on 02/28/2019
Employer: Health Communication Fellowship in Implementation Science
Located in: Rockville, Maryland
Degree Required: Masters
ABOUT THE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
The National Cancer Institute is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship in health communication in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP). The program initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research including basic behavioral and psychological science as well as the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions in cancer prevention and control areas such as tobacco use, diet and energy balance, and sun protection. For more information about the BRP mission and structure, please see cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp.
This full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland, and will provide an outstanding opportunity for training and professional development in behavioral research and health communication.
The CRTA fellow will function as a staff member in the Office of the Associate Director and will work on communication projects to support four program branches in the areas of cancer-related health behaviors (diet, exercise, energy balance, sun protection); biopsychosocial processes of cancer-related behaviors; tobacco control; and health communication research and decision science in cancer control. Specific duties include:
Writing and editing content for newsletters, scientific briefs, fact sheets, meetings, reports, social media, and website;
Creating presentations and informing content for digital platforms;
Designing infographics and other visual elements for various communication channels and projects;
Maintaining website content and informing redesign decisions;
Developing and implementing a digital communication strategy for the program;
Implementing dissemination plans for branch initiatives, meetings, and projects;
Coordinating webinars, scientific conferences, and special events; and
Serving as project manager on various scientific workgroups, meetings, events, and projects.
? Master’s degree or equivalent in communication, journalism, public health, behavioral science, or public administration.
? Strong interest in cancer prevention, cancer control, and behavioral research.
? Two or more years of work experience in science writing/editing, strategic communication, and/or social media.
Design and/or analytics experience is a plus.
? Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in teams.
? Excellent organizational skills and experience managing multiple projects.
Cover letter describing your interest in this fellowship, your professional background, and your career development goals;
Resume or curriculum vitae;
Two professional letters of reference on official letterhead;
A writing sample not to exceed 3 pages (a selection of a larger submission is fine);
Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (photocopy of birth certificate, passport, or permanent
Official transcript of highest degree conferred; and
Proof of academic good standing if currently enrolled (on official letterhead signed by adviser or equivalent).
Application materials may be submitted via email to Joan Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org and to BRP at email@example.com; paper copies and official transcripts and/or proof of academic good standing must be mailed to:
Joan Becker, ATTN: Behavioral Research Program Fellowship Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 3E126
Rockville, MD 20892-9761 (For UPS/FedEx, use Rockville, MD 20850)
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND POSITION START DATE
This announcement will remain active until the position has been filled. The earliest possible start date is December 1, 2018.
STIPEND AND BENEFITS
This position is a one-year, full-time Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship with a possibility for renewal. The stipends for CRTA Fellows are adjusted yearly and are commensurate with academic achievement and relevant experience. More information is available online at cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/research/stipend.html.
Benefits include health insurance at no cost and a wide range of career development activities.
Mimi Lising, M.P.H.
Office of the Associate Director Behavioral Research Program National Cancer Institute firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary O’Connell, M.A.
Scientific Program Manager Office of the Associate Director Behavioral Research Program National Cancer Institute email@example.com
To learn more about the BRP fellows, please see our online staff directory at cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brpfellows.
Posted on 01/31/2019
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