Feb 21, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • John Jay College, City University of New York
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, West 59th Street, New York, NY, USA
Full time Abnormal Aging Child/Adolescent Clinical Lifespan Postdoctoral Psychopathology Research Research Methods Traumatic Stress/Adversity

Job Description

Position: A 1-year renewable postdoctoral research fellowship is available with Professor C.S. Widom in the Psychology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the City University of New York, starting immediately. The postdoc will conduct mentored research on a new grant funded by the National Institute on Aging that will focus on the impact of early life exposure to child maltreatment on risk for cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and biological aging. The fellow will join a multidisciplinary research group, have access to an extensive longitudinal data set, and have opportunities for training in all aspects of this research, including project conceptualization, data analysis, manuscript preparation, publication, and conference presentations. The Fellow will work closely with Dr. Widom and the principal investigators to analyze and interpret quantitative findings, prepare scholarly journal articles, and present at academic conferences. This person will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the research team.

About Us:

Dr. Cathy Spatz Widom is a Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department at John Jay College and a member of the Graduate Center faculty, City University of New York. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychopathological Association, and the American Society of Criminology. A former faculty member at Harvard, Indiana, University at Albany (SUNY), and New Jersey Medical School, Widom has served on the editorial boards of psychology, criminology, and child maltreatment journals. She has published extensively on the long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect and has received numerous awards for her research. Others principals on the research team include Jennifer Manly, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, G.H. Sergievsky Center, and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University; Frances Champagne, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin; Nim Tottenham, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Columbia University; and Molly Maxfield, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. John Jay College has a brand new, state-of-the-art building located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. Dr. Widom has a suite of offices for herself and her staff in the new building at 524 West 59th Street on the 10th Floor.

 Experience and Qualifications:

  • PhD in psychology or related discipline
  • Expertise in statistical analyses and software (R, SPSS, Excel, MPlus, SAS, and/or Stata)
  • Established interest in child maltreatment and/or aging
  • Demonstrated capacity in scholarly research, as evidenced by publications and/or research experience
  • Strong written and communication skills


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