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in Pain or Sleep Research
at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The Behavioral Medicine Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is searching for a research-oriented Assistant or Associate Professor to compliment Division strengths in clinical pain and/or sleep research. The preferred candidate will have strong quantitative methods and biostatistical skills, a track record of publications, and experience with NIH or other federal grant writing. Experience with sleep or pain research is desired, but complementary content expertise (e.g., mood disorders, health disparities, neuroscience) will also be considered.


The BMD is comprised of 8 faculty and has research, clinical, and training programs. Clinical programs include: behavioral sleep medicine, burn psychology, bariatrics / weight loss, mindfulness-based stress management and perioperative pain management. Research includes basic behavioral science experiments related to chronic pain and sleep loss as well as large scale randomized controlled clinical trials of pain and / or sleep related interventions. Training programs include a NIH-funded T32 fellowship training program in biobehavioral pain research and a behavioral sleep medicine clinical fellowship training program.


Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) and advanced fellowship training.


To apply, please send a brief (one page) cover letter outlining research career interests and goals, and a curriculum vita to Michael T. Smith, PhD via email at

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.


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