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Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Social/Health Psychology
(Posted 07/21/14)

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Social/Health Psychology beginning in Fall 2015. A Ph.D. in psychology is required. Applicants at the Associate or Full level will also be considered, but should have demonstrated productivity and strong track record of extramural funding.
The candidate should have a program of research in social and/or health psychology, broadly defined (e.g., close relationships and health, health behavior, research linking psychological processes with biological processes and health outcomes, psycho-social research regarding major diseases and chronic health problems, such as coronary heart disease, cancer, obesity, AIDS, chronic pain, etc.). The candidate will contribute to graduate training in our Social Psychology Ph.D. program and graduate specialization in Health Psychology, and should complement the existing research programs of our social and health psychology faculty.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop a productive research program, seek extramural funding, and exhibit a commitment to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses.  Our faculty are highly productive researchers who have demonstrated success in attracting substantial federal funding in support of their research programs. Our department is ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the top 100 psychology departments in extramural research funding. Our department’s health research is facilitated by strong, collaborative ties with many local hospitals.
Further information about the department is available on the website http://www.kent.edu/cas/psychology. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Send application materials, including statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, copies of publications and other supporting materials, summaries of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation by email to psysearch@kent.edu; or by mail to:
Chair, Psychology Search Committee
Department of Psychological Sciences
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

University of Arizona Cancer Center
Multidisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellowships - R25T Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Research
(Posted 06/11/14)

Description:

Post-Doctoral Fellowships:
Funded by the National Cancer Institute
Support for 1 year, with possible extension
Annual salary $42,000-$50,000
Excellent benefits, tuition, books, software, travel, etc.

Seeking Applicants with:

  • Exceptional promise for scholarly achievement that contributes to cancer prevention and control
  • A commitment to an academic research career in cancer prevention and control
  • Interest in training in any cancer prevention and control related discipline.  Two of the key areas are: Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology and Biobehavioral and Social Sciences, with emphasis on translation to clinical intervention.

Eligibility
Individuals with a PhD, DrPH, MD, or other doctoral degree in public health, behavioral or social sciences, epidemiology, biological sciences, pharmacology, or medicine
U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Program Highlights

  • A Quality Program with Career Benefits
  • Thriving interdisciplinary research environment with collaborations campus-, state-, nation, and world-wide
  • Faculty with extensive training and mentoring experience that advance fellows skills, experience, networks, and research productivity
  • Flexible, specialized curriculum tailored to meet fellows' unique interests and to develop independent research projects
  • NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with established track record of cancer prevention and control training – R25T CPC program now in its 14th year of NCI funding
  • Weekly contact with faculty, pre-doctoral fellows, and other post-docs through an ongoing seminar
  • Monthly professional development workshops focusing on proposal writing, publication, lab management and other important career development topics

Application Deadlines
The position will be open until filled (UA Career Track Job # 55431). However, review of applications has commenced. Strong candidates are encouraged to submit an application at the online UA Career Track System, www.uacareertrack.com, if they would like to be considered for the current opening. Our goal is to fill the position by Fall 2014. Please see more detailed application instructions via the link below.

Contact:
For More Information:
https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1401491008425
http://azcc.arizona.edu/academics/cpc-fellowship

Jennifer W. Bea, Ph.D.
R25T Academic and Research Coordinator
University of Arizona Cancer Center
R25Program@azcc.arizona.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity: Cognitive Neuroimaging & Neuropsychology of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Lab of William "Scott" Killgore, PhD
University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry (Posted 05/16/14)

Description:
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry under the direction of William "Scott" Killgore, PhD, in Tucson, AZ, has a postdoctoral research associate position open beginning July 1, 2014 in functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Killgore's lab is currently funded to conduct a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study of the effects of morning bright light treatment on sleep patterns and recovery from mild traumatic brain injury.

The postdoctoral fellow will play an integral role in all aspects of this research project, including supervising research assistants, writing protocols, conducting neuropsychological assessments, processing and analysis of fMRI/DTI and behavioral data, and publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals. Additional opportunities to work on neuroimaging studies of emotional functioning, sleep deprivation, and social cognition are also available.

A Ph.D. in neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, and/or related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in computational methods used in neuroimaging (e.g., Matlab, UNIX, LINUX, C/C++, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer, FSL, TrackVis, CONN). Exceptional skills in experimental design, quantitative methods, and statistical analysis, and the ability to carry out independent data entry and sophisticated statistical analyses using standard software packages (e.g., SPSS, BMDP, JMP, SAS) are particularly desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate solid mastery of written English, preferably with some evidence of peer-reviewed publications.

The College of Medicine recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UA College of Medicine values individuals who are able to work with diverse students, trainees, colleagues, and subjects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write protocols, conduct neuropsychological assessments, process and analyze fMRI/DTI and behavioral data
  • Supervise research assistants and others
  • Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals

Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, or related field
Solid mastery of written English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in computational methods used in neuroimaging (e.g., Matlab, UNIX, LINUX, C/C++, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer, FSL, TrackVis, CONN)
  • Exceptional skills in experimental design, quantitative methods, and statistical analysis, and the ability to carry out independent data entry and sophisticated statistical analyses using standard software packages (e.g., SPSS, BMDP, JMP, SAS)
  • Peer-reviewed publications

Pay: Dependent on Experience

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Web Address:
www.uacareertrack.com

Email:
William D. S. Killgore, Ph.D. Killgore@psychiatry.arizona.edu

Contact:
Additional application instructions:
To apply, go to: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=211563 or visit www.uacareertrack.com and search Job Number 54967. Please include 3 letters of recommendation as the attachment for Writing Sample 1, your CV and letter of interest.

In addition to attaching these documents to your online application, please send them by email to:
William D. S. Killgore, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Arizona College of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Box 245002
Tucson, AZ 85724-5002 Email:Killgore@psychiatry.arizona.edu


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