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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Oxana Palesh

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Palesh, Oxana
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year appointment with the possibility of a 1-2 year extension based on performance and the needs of the lab
Appointment Start Date: 
August 2020
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applications should be emailed to: Oxana Palesh, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 401 Quarry Road, Office 2318, Stanford, CA 94305-5718 at and the Cancer Survivorship Research Team at

The Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research Laboratory, led by Dr. Oxana Palesh, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine has an open, fully-funded postdoctoral position. A major focus of the lab is to understand the association between sleep and cancer treatment outcomes. The successful candidate will work as a member of a large, multi-site research team that will evaluate the impact of a behavioral intervention on sleep and be involved in studies evaluating neurocognitive impairment in cancer patients.  Start date for the fellowship is flexible, but ideally would occur by September 1, 2020.

Required Qualifications: 
  • We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual with a doctoral degree in psychology (e.g., clinical, counseling, social, educational), epidemiology, public health, medicine, nursing, or a related social science field with an interest in developing expertise in conducting cancer-related behavioral intervention trials.
  • Individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Prior research experience or training in behavioral sleep medicine is a plus, but is not essential.
Required Application Materials: 

1.      Curriculum vitae
2.      Names of people who will provide letters of recommendation
3.      A cover letter outlining goals for postdoctoral fellowship and beyond
4.      Writing sample or PDF of a published article


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.