Aug 16, 2023

Research Post-Doctoral Fellow Position: Kent State University Student Life Study

  • Kent State University-Psychological Sciences
  • Kent State University, Kent Hall, Kent, OH, USA
Full time Research

Job Description

Research Post-Doctoral Fellow Position: Kent State University Student Life Study

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow position. The successful candidate will become part of a multi-disciplinary investigation to prospectively examine health and well-being in a cohort of >10,000 young adults. Led by PIs. Karin Coifman and John Gunstad, the team of investigators will track mental, physical, academic, and social outcomes and deliver novel interventions using smart technology.

 The post-doc will help coordinate the KSU Student Life Study and have an opportunity to assist with other existing data collection efforts, manuscript preparation, grant development, and develop new lines of inquiry based on current findings.   They will work within a cross-disciplinary research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful research career. Both Drs Coifman and Gunstad have successfully mentored all prior post-doc fellows into independent, faculty positions. Post-docs are fully integrated into the department and can avail themselves of departmental and university resources. Finally, clinical PhDs will also be able to complete additional clinical training to accumulate the required clinical hours for licensure.  This position is funded for at least two years, with continuation beyond two years possible.  Salary is consistent with NIH levels and includes health insurance and a stipend for professional travel and research materials.

 Application Description

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and background in conducting human subjects research. Preference will be for a clinically-trained PhDs, but non-clinical applicants are also welcome. Evidence of research expertise in related areas is required and advanced quantitative skills are preferable, but not required. Ideal candidates are individuals in the early stages of their research careers, with a desire to pursue new research opportunities and seek extramural funding.

 All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Coifman (kcoifman@kent.edu330-672-9155). Send a CV, three names for reference, 3 recent publications, and a cover letter describing research experience to:  Dr. Karin Coifman, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001 or by email to . Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with priority given to materials submitted by 10/15/23. Start dates are flexible. 


Kent State University

Kent State ranks alongside other elite universities designated as very high-activity (R1) research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university has strong partnerships with regional medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals and NASA. Kent State, located in Kent, OH, is an eight-system campus, doctoral-granting public institution that enrolls approximately 42,000 students and offers more than 300 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. The Department of Psychological Sciences is a highly productive, collaborative research environment. The department has over 80 students in doctoral degree programs and over 1000 undergraduate majors. Kent, OH is an inexpensive college town with close proximity to national parks, arts and culture. Students and faculty often live within walking distance. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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