Jun 03, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full time Addictive Behaviors

Job Description

Loyola Marymount University is seeking a full-time term Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The purpose of this position is to execute grant-funded research on alcohol and other health-related behavioral and psychosocial domains with (high-risk) emerging adults. Manage all Heads UP research endeavors, specifically research projects focusing on: a Parent Based Intervention feasibility and implementation study and a gamified Personalized Normative Feedback intervention study.  The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will coordinate all aspects of project implementation, evaluation/analysis, and dissemination of study findings (opportunities for significant publications); synthesize existing data and generate manuscript proposal; and perform data analysis and draft comprehensive APA-style results sections, including tables, graphs, and figures.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will also assume an editorial role for all documents prepared by lab staff and be active in grant-writing and design of new studies.  Additional responsibilities include providing supervision and mentorship for all staff and undergraduate research assistants.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)

We seek candidates who typically possess a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Doctorate or Doctoral candidate in Psychology or other social science-based field preferred.  Prior experience as a senior-level research associate. Successful candidates will have strong familiarity with psychological and theoretical factors related to human motivation, social and familial influence, and health-risk behaviors and working knowledge of the emerging adulthood developmental stage. Must have a history of scientific peer-reviewed manuscript preparation and successful dissemination. Demonstrated knowledge and strong fundamental background with basic (e.g. correlation tables, T-tests, ANOVAs/ANCOVAs, hierarchical multiple regression, linear/logistic/poisson/negative binomial regression, etc.) and advanced (e.g. SEM, HLM) statistics. We also need candidates to have demonstrated computer competency and expertise in statistical analysis using SPSS and related software (e.g., SAS, STATA, MPlus, EQS). Exemplary communication skills and highly developed organizational and leadership skills are a must.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.  Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and list of references to https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference # 0180298).



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