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UCLA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Currently Reviewing Applications

Los Angeles, California, United States

University of California
  • Los Angeles


Contact Chris Dunkel Schetter
Phone: 310-206-8116
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Opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow

T32 Program on Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health

Department of Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles

Program Goal

The primary goal of our program is to train research scientists in the development and use of basic

theories and research in psychology to elucidate issues in mental and physical health. The focus of the

current period of funding is on mental health research training with emphasis on integrating biological,

psychological, social, and ethnic/racial as well as cultural levels of analysis through our many program


Program Structure

Fellows will be appointed for one or two years beginning July - September 2014. Individualized plans of

supervised research, involvement in labs, and coursework are designed by each trainee. Each

postdoctoral fellow enters the program with a designated primary and secondary faculty mentor.


Nearly 40 program faculty in psychology and other departments and schools at UCLA have expertise in

the following areas: biological bases of mental and physical disorders; psychoneuroimmunology; stress,

coping, and social support processes; health behavior and addiction; and ethnic, cultural, and

socioeconomic influences on mental and physical health. Core faculty include: Professors Christine

Dunkel Schetter (Director), Annette Stanton (Co-Director), Julie Bower, Rena Repetti, and Ted Robles.

Affiliated faculty list can be found on the webpage (


Stipend levels are set by NIMH and depend on years of post-doctorate experience.

Admissions Procedure

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in an accredited psychology program. In order to qualify for this

federally funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national or a foreign national

possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Applicants are not eligible if they have

received 3 years of prior PHS support. Underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to


Applicants should send a brief letter describing (1) their background, (2) area of interest and (3)

proposed objectives for the fellowship. A curriculum vitae and selected prints/reprints should be

included. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the

address (post or email) below. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Prof. Chris Dunkel Schetter

Department of Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles

1285 Franz Hall,

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

Tel: 310-206-8116

Fax: 310-825-5198


We review applications on a rolling basis and conduct telephone or in-person interviews to make

final decisions. Postdoctoral offers are made on the basis of the strength of the applicant, fit with

the program, and maintenance of a balance of interests among the fellows.

We are currently reviewing applications and will continue until the position/s are filled.

For more information please visit our website:

    When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.

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