Feb 14, 2018

Post-Doctoral Scholar -- Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Research on Adolescents

  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
Postdoc Abnormal Child/Adolescent Clinical Developmental Neuroscience Health Postdoctoral

Job Description

The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (PI: Kate Ryan Kuhlman, PhD) and the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (PI: Uma Rao, MD) at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) are recruiting applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to play a key role on multiple NIH-funded inter-disciplinary research projects in adolescent samples.

This program of research is focused on biobehavioral (including behavioral, inflammatory, metabolic, neuroendocrine, and neurocognitive) processes associated with stress and their effects on depressive disorders/obesity in adolescents. Candidates will have opportunities to work on four inter-related NIH-funded projects, accrue publications and develop their programmatic research. Opportunities for collaboration and training are available across the broader UCI community. Opportunities are also available to accrue supervised clinical hours by licensed psychologists.


  • PhD in clinical psychology or related field with experience and interest in mood disorders and/or obesity in youth
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, and experience in evaluating latency-age children and/or adolescents is necessary
  • Training/proficiency in semi-structured diagnostic interviews with youth and their families
  • Strong organizational skills


  • A record of research productivity and publications
  • Advanced statistical methods in psychological/social sciences


This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will be consistent with UCI post-doctoral stipends. The start date is flexible. We expect a two-year commitment; an extension past this period is possible for up to 5 years total.

For further information, contact Kate Ryan Kuhlman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior (krkuhl@uci.edu), or Uma Rao, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (umar@uci.edu). Applicants should send Curriculum Vitae and a research statement describing their interests and prior clinical and research experience with children and adolescents. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Hiring Company

University of California Irvine


Psychology & Social Behavior / Psychiatry

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