Post Doctoral Researcher, Psychological & Brain Sciences

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Post Doctoral Researcher, Psychological & Brain Sciences

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College / VP Area:College of Arts & Sciences

Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Job Context:

Under the general direction of the PI, the Postdoctoral position will be an important part of supporting all aspects of the scientific mission of the NCI-funded project and, depending on skillset and interest, may have expanded opportunities to participate in related research collaborations. The position will be funded via NCI R01 project funds that have been awarded to the PI. The position is temporary and may be renewed on a 12-month basis, dependent upon available funding and performance. Ultimately, a 2-year commitment is preferred. Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology or related field, be self-motivated for high-quality research, and possess strong quantitative skills and research ethics.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to contribute to writing co-authored manuscripts based on data collected by members of our research team. Ability to work independently, as well as to supervise and collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students, is essential. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be involved in all aspects of the research process and general administrative duties related to day-to-day project and lab operations, including supporting recruiting participants; hiring, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate RAs; collecting data and managing data entry; conducting literature searches; supporting the investigative team on the grant and assisting with IRB management, grant paperwork and progress reports, as well as grant budgets. The position will also take the lead on coordinating project aims with the research coordinator and other research support staff at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute (HFGCC&RI), which is part of Christiana Care and is located in Newark, DE (a 15-minute drive from UD campus). The HFGCC&RI is an important collaborating partner in the funded research. There is the option for acquisition of supervised clinical hours towards licensure provided by Cancer Center psychologists working with cancer patients and their family members at the HFGCC&RI. Responsibilities: Research and learn new methods necessary to complete the aims of the funded project (e.g., actigraphy, intensive longitudinal methods, MEMS Trackcap)— Analyze project-related data using appropriate longitudinal modeling (Mplus and R preferred)— Draft publications— Draft and maintain IRB protocols current and related projects— Contribute to drafting of grant materials with the Principle Investigator and apply for independent funding when appropriate— Attend a scientific meeting each year for the purpose networking and receiving feedback on findings— Mentor graduate and undergraduate students— Maintain the ethical organization of data and protocols in the lab


+ PhD degree in Psychology or related sub-discipline within psychology or biomedical sciences from an accredited college or university.

+ Can work independently as well as interact with lab mates, complete work and meet deadlines.

+ Be detail-oriented, organized, highly motivated and committed to achieving excellence in the form of research productivity and publications— Possess strong scientific writing skills

+ Have familiarity with research in health psychology and/or health behaviors

+ Be capable with data analysis (i.e., multilevel modeling; SEM; longitudinal data analysis)

Application Materials Required:

— Cover Letter

— CV

— Statement of Research interests and accomplishments and how these relate to this position

Recruitment Period:

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for full consideration, applications should be received by March 15, 2022. The potential employee could start immediately but no later than August 2022. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Mar 15 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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Posted On: Jan 23, 2022

Updated On: Mar 18, 2022