Oct 09, 2018

Post Doctoral Fellowships 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

Post Doctoral Fellowships in Clinical Science: Emotion, Stress & Psychopathology

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for up to two post-doctoral research positions in clinical 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, related manuscript preparation, grant development, and to develop new lines of inquiry based on current findings.   These positions offer the opportunity to develop an integrated research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic career in clinical science. Opportunities for supervised clinical hours for licensure are also included. The positions are 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 completed an APA accredited internship by Summer 2019. 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. There are two positions available.

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 are reviewed in order of their receipt with interviews scheduled for fall and winter of this year.

Kent State University is nestled in between two large urban 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 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


Kent State University, Kent OH


Psychological Sciences

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