Apr 11, 2018

Postdoc in Clinical Science: Emotion, Stress & Psychopathology

  • Kent State University
  • Kent, OH, USA
Postdoc Abnormal Biopsychology Clinical Health Postdoctoral Psychopathology PTSD Traumatic Stress/Adversity

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in clinical science. The successful candidate 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 Fellow will be expected to coordinate a new 5-year NIMH funded project that aims to investigate the role of emotion flexibility in psychological adaptation following traumatic injury, as well as to assist with other existing data collection efforts, related manuscript preparation, grant development, and to develop new lines of inquiry based on current findings.   This position offers the opportunity to develop an integrated research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic career in clinical science. Pending final grant funding, the position is a minimum of two years. However, renewal of annual 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 Clinical Psychology and be license-eligible by Summer 2018. 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.edu330-672-9155). 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.eduThe deadline for applications is May 1 but all materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Kent State University is nestled in between two large urban cities (Cleveland & Akron) and attracts students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The Kent campus alone boasts nearly 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 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 live often 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. Moreover, there is an established community of post-docs both within the department and across the university community.

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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