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Post-doc positions Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

Post doc position (US residents only)

Description of position: The Department of Psychiatry, within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position, available immediately. This is a two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The successful applicant will contribute to a research program on the relationship between alcohol/drug use disorders and suicidal behavior (attempts and death). This program is funded through NIAAA and utilizes Swedish national registers to address questions related to the general and genetic epidemiology of suicidal behavior, specifically within the context of substance use disorders. Opportunities are available for travel to work with Swedish collaborators, conference presentations, and workshop attendance to further develop analytic skills.

Applicants must have a PhD and proven skills and experience in psychiatric epidemiology, behavioral genetics, psychology, or a related field. Demonstration of excellent written and oral communication skills is required. Quantitative analytic skills are required, preferably within the context of R and/or SAS. Applicant must have demonstrated skills in the design and execution of research aims related to psychiatric, substance use, or behavioral outcomes. Applicants must work well both independently and in collaborative environments; strong interpersonal skills are essential.

For more information : https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/97800

Description of position: The Department of Psychiatry, within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position, available immediately. This is a two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The successful applicant will contribute to a research program on the relationship between alcohol/drug use disorders and suicidal behavior (attempts and death). This program is funded through NIAAA and utilizes Swedish national registers to address questions related to the general and genetic epidemiology of suicidal behavior, specifically within the context of substance use disorders. Opportunities are available for travel to work with Swedish collaborators, conference presentations, and workshop attendance to further develop analytic skills.

Applicants must have a PhD and proven skills and experience in psychiatric epidemiology, behavioral genetics, psychology, or a related field. Demonstration of excellent written and oral communication skills is required. Quantitative analytic skills are required, preferably within the context of R and/or SAS. Applicant must have demonstrated skills in the design and execution of research aims related to psychiatric, substance use, or behavioral outcomes. Applicants must work well both independently and in collaborative environments; strong interpersonal skills are essential.

For more information go to : https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/97800


 

Tenure track positions in Quantitative, Forensic, and Developmental Neuropsychology at Carleton University in Canada

We are hiring with tenure track positions in Quantitative, Forensic, and Developmental Neuropsychology. More information on each of those positions is available here: https://carleton.ca/provost/jobs/academics/

4 Postdoctoral Research Fellows for 3 years at the University of Tuebingen

The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology is currently inviting applications for the following position:

4 Postdoctoral Research Fellows for 3 years (+ possible 2 year extension) (m/f/d) (100%, E 13 TV-L1)

We are seeking excellent and enthusiastic researchers who have strong passion to reshape the landscape of research on motivation science, especially in the context of education research. To achieve the goal, we are aiming to establish an unique and unprecedented interdisciplinary team of talented researchers from a broad range of perspectives and skills. As such, applicants can come from any of the following fields (or related fields): cognitive science, social/personality psychology, educational psychology, psychometrics/data science, neuroimaging (broadly defined), and ageing (life-long learning). We especially give priority to researchers having expertise on big data analysis, fMRI analysis, and/or online experimental programming.

The position comes with a fixed-term contract for 3 years with the possibility for extension for addi- tional 2 years. The expected start date is April 2021 but we are highly flexible and committed to ac- commodating candidates’ individual circumstances. There is the possibility to participate in the insti- tute's own postdoctoral academy PACE (Tübingen Postdoctoral Academy for Research on Education) which offers further training, coaching, and mentoring at postdoctoral level.

The position is part of the new Alexander von Humboldt Professorship held by Professor Kou Mu- rayama, who has moved to the University of Tübingen to continue his internationally renowned re- search at the Hector Research Institute. A Humboldt Professorship is the most highly endowed re- search prize in Germany and enables world class scientists to carry out long-term and ground-break- ing research at universities and research institutions in Germany (https://www.humboldt-profes- sur.de/en). The Hector Research Institute is a nationally and internationally leading research center in education sciences and psychology. Our interdisciplinary team works in a well-equipped building close to the historic old town of Tübingen, Germany. Traditionally, research at the Hector Research Institute investigates determinants of successful teaching and learning processes using large scale assessments, longitudinal studies, and randomized controlled field trials. Our team will collaborate within the institute continuing these traditions and also supplement them with a diverse array of meth- odological approaches. More information can be found at www.hib.uni-tuebingen.de.

The successful candidate is expected to combine research on motivation with education sciences based on his/her expertise, conducting ground-breaking research that could substantially change the way we study motivation and education. This could take a variety of forms --- e.g., developing and implementing machine-learning algorithms to predict students' academic outcomes using large da- tasets (behavioral and/or neuroscientific datasets); conducting behavioural/neurological experiments with naturalistic stimuli to understand dynamic motivational process in real life settings, etc. The suc- cessful candidate is expected to design and implement studies together with the PI and researchers at the Hector Research Institute, collect and analyze data, and write manuscripts. Teaching is not required but we strongly encourage postdocs to take some (e.g. one course per semester) as part of our training program for postdocs.

The successful candidate holds an excellent PhD in either Psychology or a related field (or will have obtained one by the start date of the position) and has visible track record (e.g., publication and third-party funding experience) in the fields specified above. Research experiences in motivation re- search (broadly defined) are good bonus. A visible commitment to research transparency is also a plus. Most importantly, the successful candidate should demonstrate (1) solid methodological skill set (experimental programming, statistical analysis) that allow them to conduct research with independ- ence and (2) substantive experience with interdisciplinary research project(s) as well as a strong mo- tivation and open-mindedness with respect to building interdisciplinary links with education sciences. You will also be given the opportunity to join the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network (www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de) to develop cross-faculty collaborative network of researchers working on research on education. While beneficial, proficiency in German is not necessary for these posi- tions.

For further inquiries about the position, please reach out to Professor Kou Murayama (k.mu- rayama@reading.ac.uk).

Applications including a cover letter detailing (1) your expertise and methodological skills, and (2) how your experience and skills can make an unique contribution to the research on motivation science and education, a CV, degree and other certificates with transcripts should be sent via email in one single pdf-file to verwaltung@hib.uni-tuebingen.de. Initial deadline December 11 but we continue to seek candidates until all of the positions are filled by highly qualified candidates. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply for these positions. Employment will be officially organized by the central university administration.

1 According to the general pay scale of German universities, the salary will be “E 13 TV-L”. Depending on your experience this corresponds to a monthly salary of around EUR 4.560.,-** (100% position E13, experience level 3, gross pay, before tax). After taxes as a single (i.e. not married or living with a life partner; no children), this monthly salary is at least EUR 2.642 (net salary after taxes and health insurance payments). Information regarding cost of living in Tübingen: https://tuebingenresearchcampus.com/tuebingen/

The European Journal of Personality (EJP) is looking for a new assistant to the Research Communication Editor

The European Journal of Personality (EJP) is looking for a new assistant to the Research Communication Editor! 

We are looking for an up-and-coming and well-connected personality researcher who is eager to organize and realize EJPs media communication in coordination with EJPs Research Communication Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

The assistant will be responsible for promotion of the high-quality articles published or to be published in EJP by means of newsletters, social media activities, interviews and press releases.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please find the call on the EAPP website at https://eapp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Media-Expert.pdf


Note: the deadline for applications has been extended to November 27!

Science Dirrector: Healthy Minds Innovations Madison, Wisconsin

Healthy Minds Innovations is currently seeking to fill the position of Science Director by an experienced scientist to provide leadership, oversight and ensure scientific integrity of innovative tools and services being developed and disseminated. HMI’s signature product, the Healthy Minds Program, is a scientifically-based program designed to cultivate emotional well-being via both inperson training and scalable, mobile-based delivery. The successful candidate for this role will build and lead a team to integrate mobile measures into the Program, design the ways in which these measures are delivered to individual users and oversee the data collection, data display and visualization, analysis and iteration. The Science Director will also lead program evaluation and collaborate with scientists at the Center for Healthy Minds and other academic centers on more formal research studies to evaluate the impact of the Program. This role also has an external presence, working with customer organizations, donors and collaborators. This position is based in our Madison, WI office, but this position is fully remote while the HMI is working remotely under current conditions.

For more information please contact: CHM Recruiting <recruiting@chm.wisc.edu>

Postdoctoral Position in Psychology, University of California-Riverside

The Biobehavioral Research Lab (bbr.ucr.edu) is seeking a motivated full-time postdoctoral researcher to join the CATSLife2 project, the Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging (CATSLife2), an NIA/NIH-funded research project to conduct research applying advanced statistical, genetic and geospatial methods for understanding associations between early life and proximal influences that influence cognitive functioning up to and across the midlife transition. The CATSLife2 team includes researchers at the University of California-Riverside, University of Colorado-Boulder, Kings College London as well as Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas at Austin.   

The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Chandra Reynolds, contact PI, with opportunities to interact with other team members within and across sites.  Opportunities to develop research projects will include evaluating lifespan pathways associating early life and recent environments and experiences to adult cognitive functioning, biomarkers, and health outcomes. Leveraging longitudinal, genetic and geospatial methods and approaches are encouraged.  Participating in data management, manuscript preparation and scientific presentations will be a part of the expected work. The successful candidate will benefit from  mentorship with respect to substantive and methodical approaches, publication opportunities, grantsmanship and professional development. 

Qualifications: A PhD in Psychology, Human Development, Health and Aging, or a related field by the start of the postdoctoral position; less than five years of postdoctoral experience. The preferred candidate will have advanced methodological and statistical skills, proficiency with more than one statistical computing platform, peer-reviewed publication experience, and an ability to work independently in addition to succeeding in a collaborative multi-site team environment.  

To apply: Submit a CV, cover letter, example publications, a statement of past and/or future contributions to diversity and inclusive excellence, and contact information for 3 individuals willing to provide letters of recommendations to: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01296 

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.  

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

The postdoc salary will be $53,460-$61,800 depending on experience. The appointment starts in December and will be for one year with the possibility for additional reappointment for an additional year(s) contingent on performance and available funding.

 

For more information please contact: Chandra Reynolds <chandrar@ucr.edu>

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