Kent State University
  • Kent, OH
Jun 03, 2019
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Affective Science: Emotion, Stress & Psychopathology The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in affective science. The successful candidates will become part of a multi-disciplinary investigation to understand affective and behavioral predictors of psychological risk. Specifically, this research program, led by Dr. Karin Coifman, aims to examine the association between emotion response behavior and risk for affective disease following aversive life events. The Post-Doctoral Fellows will work as part of a NIMH funded 5-year project that aims to investigate the role of emotion in-flexibility and risk for affective disease following traumatic injury, as well as to assist with other existing data collection efforts ,  manuscript preparation, grant development, and to develop new lines of inquiry based on current findings. The project team is multidisciplinary and extends across two hospital recruiting sites, allowing for opportunities for collaboration and additional data collection within surgery, psychiatry, emergency and trauma medicine, in addition to with KSU faculty in health, neuropsychology and clinical science.  This position offers the opportunity to develop an integrated research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic career in psychological science. The position is a minimum of two years and renewal of appointments will be dependent upon performance.  Salary is consistent with current NIH post-doctoral training levels and includes health insurance and a stipend for professional travel. Postdoc Description: Post-doctoral applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience. Applicants must have demonstrated research productivity and academic excellence in emotion-related research and/or affective neuroscience related to psychopathology. Advanced quantitative skills are required. All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Coifman ( kcoifman@kent.edu ;  330-672-9155 ). Send a CV, three letters of reference, relevant reprints, and a detailed cover letter describing research experience, interests and long term career goals to:  Dr. Karin Coifman, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001 or by email to  kcoifman@kent.edu . Applications will be reviewed in order of their receipt and start date is flexible. Kent State University   is nestled between two cities (Cleveland & Akron) and attracts students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The university maintains strong corporate and community partnerships, including strong ties to prominent area research institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic. Kent, OH is an inexpensive college town with close proximity to national parks, arts and culture. Students and faculty often live within walking distance. The Department of Psychological Sciences is a highly productive, collaborative research environment. The department has over 100 students in doctoral degree programs and over 900 undergraduate majors. There is an established community of post-docs both within the department and across the university community, with considerable post-doc resources and support in place both at the department level and at the institution more broadly. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Kent State University Kent, OH, USA Full time