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Post-doctoral Research Fellowships in Affective Neuroscience and
Psychology
 

Kent State University

Kent, OH
 
 
The Department of Psychology at Kent State University seeks applicants for two post-doctoral research fellowships beginning in 2013. These full-time one-year Fellowships are renewable for an additional year, and pay is competitive with NIH guidelines. Clinical opportunities and supervision are available for applicants seeking to prepare for eventual licensure. Research Fellows will join a cohort of other postdocs and will have access to professional development opportunities (e.g., workshops in quantitative methods) and resources (e.g., travel stipend). Successful candidates will be expected to work closely with faculty mentors to participate in a productive research program and seek extramural funding. Participating faculty are listed for each opening. All participating faculty are highly productive researchers who have demonstrated success in attracting substantial extramural funding in support of their research programs. The Department of Psychology’s health research is facilitated by strong, collaborative ties with many local hospitals. Further information about the department is available on the website http://www.kent.edu/cas/psychology.

Affective Science/Neuroscience
One position is in genetic and behavioral predictors of psychological risk. Successful candidates will become part of a multidisciplinary investigation that that examines the association between genetic polymorphisms, alterations in brain function, and emotional response. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology or neuroscience, have previous research experience with human participants, and have demonstrated research productivity and academic excellence in basic emotion research and/or affective neuroscience related to psychopathology. There will be no opportunities for using neuro-imaging methodology during the training period. This position is primarily mentored by Karin Coifman (Affective Science/Clinical Psychology) with additional mentoring and collaboration opportunities with Aaron Jasnow and other faculty.

Health and Neuropsychology
One position is in health psychology and neuropsychology, encompassing topics such as using neuroscience approaches (e.g., advanced imaging, neuropsychological assessments, and biomarkers) in health psychology research contexts such as chronic physical (e.g., heart disease, pulmonary disease, stroke) and mental health (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder, depression) conditions. All research is in human populations. Applicants with a PhD in Clinical Psychology are encouraged to apply. Participating faculty are Drs. Delahanty, Gunstad, and Hughes.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Kent State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Send application materials, including statements of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of publications and other supporting materials, and three letters of recommendation by email to one of the following:

Dr. Karin Coifman at kcoifman@kent.edu
Dr. Joel Hughes at jhughes1@kent.edu

or by mail to:

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Department of Psychology
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

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Ad has been online since March 14, 2013
 
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