A post- doctorate fellowship in medical psycho-social work

6 September, 2017

We seek candidates for a post-doctorate fellowship for 2-year research on:

Predicting Effective Adaptation to Breast Cancer to Help Women to BOUNCE Back (BOUNCE).

The multi-national study is funded by a European grant (Horizon 2020) and will bring together modelling, medical, and social sciences experts to advance current knowledge on the dynamic nature of resilience as it relates to efficient recovery from breast cancer. The project will take into consideration clinical, cancer-related biological, lifestyle, and psycho-social parameters in order to predict individual resilience trajectories throughout the cancer continuum and eventually increase resilience in breast cancer survivors and help them remain in the workforce and enjoy a better quality of life. It will deploy a prospective multi-center clinical pilot at four major oncology centers (in Italy, Finland, Israel and Portugal), where a total of 660 women will be recruited in order to assess its clinical validity against crucial patient outcomes (illness progression, well-being, and functionality). The overreaching goal of the project is to incorporate elements of a dynamic, predictive model of patient outcomes in building a decision-support system used in routine clinical practice to provide physicians and other health professionals with concrete, personalized recommendations regarding optimal psycho-social support strategies. 

Candidates with interest in medical psycho-social work with a broad knowledge of research design, advanced methodology, high level of English and preferably clinical experience are welcomed to contact: Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University at 025882057
ruth.pat-horenczyk@mail.huji.ac.il) and Prof Chariklia Tziraki-Segal (tziraki@gmail.com) and send their CV.