Apr 23, 2024

Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Kent State University-Psychological Sciences
  • Kent State University, East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio, USA
Postdoc Postdoctoral

Job Description

The Pediatric Anxiety and Allergy Research Clinic (PAARC) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work as part of a NIMH funded project investigating the development and preliminary efficacy of an mHealth application designed to aid in the treatment of trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder). A focus of this post doc will be the national recruitment of 90 participants diagnosed with hair pulling disorder and randomly assigned to one of two treatment conditions. This project is focused upon adults with hair pulling disorder; however, the focus of the PAARC is upon developing a better understanding of and treatments for pediatric anxiety and related conditions, particularly those falling along the obsessive-compulsive spectrum (e.g., OCD, trichotillomania, tic disorders, etc.). The lab has a myriad of opportunities for involvement in ongoing projects as well as via analysis of data collected via past PAARC projects and our lab’s access to large-scale databases (i.e., ABCD Study). Further, prospective applicants are encouraged to develop their own projects to facilitate job opportunities after completing their post-doctoral training. The project team is led by Dr. Christopher A. Flessner at Kent State University with additional opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at other universities and within area children’s hospitals, in addition to other KSU faculty in health, social psychology, 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. Salary is consistent with current NIH post-doctoral training levels and includes health insurance and an additional stipend for professional travel, materials, etc. Moreover, post-doc fellows can gain clinical hours for licensure in the department clinic.


Post-doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology with an expected graduation date by 08/01/2024. Applicants must also demonstrate research productivity in clinical science. Clinical research experiences among youths are preferred but not requisite. Advanced quantitative skills are welcome but not required. Individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in academia are particularly encouraged to apply.


All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Christopher A. Flessner ([email protected]; 330-672-2236). Send a CV, three letters of reference, and a detailed cover letter describing research experience, interests, and career goals by email to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed immediately and start date is flexible.


Kent State University is an R1 University nestled between two cities (Cleveland & Akron) and attracts students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Kent, OH is an inexpensive college town with 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


Psychological Sciences

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