Sunday, June 12, 2011

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA - 1 postdoctoral research position (mood disorders)

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW position is available in the Mood and Cognition Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Temple University under the direction of Lauren B. Alloy, Ph.D.  The fellowship will involve working on two NIMH-funded prospective, longitudinal projects that are currently in progress on first onset of bipolar spectrum disorders in adolescents, and first onset of depression and emergence of gender differences in depression in adolescents, respectively.  

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or a related field as well as experience with mood disorders research and working with adolescents.  Experience in any of the following areas: developmental psychopathology, conducting structured diagnostic (e.g., K-SADS, SADS-L, SCID) and/or life stress interviews, psychophysiology, and/or the assessment of cognitive/ affective development would be particularly relevant.  Knowledge and experience with advanced statistical techniques, such as MLM, SEM, growth curve modeling, time series, survival analysis, etc. and database management software (e.g., Access) is also desirable.  

Duties will include sharing participation in laboratory administration, participant recruitment and screening, collaboration in setting, training, and oversight of project staff activities, tracking participants throughout the longitudinal studies, data management, analysis, and manuscript preparation.  Publication opportunities and collaborative research opportunities are plentiful andencouraged.  The fellow will also have opportunities to provide mentorship and collaborate with doctoral students and to supervise post-BA and undergraduate research projects.   The fellowship may be renewable for a second year based on job performance and funding availability, by mutual agreement. 

The position has a start date of August 1, 2011 or ASAP. 
To apply for this position, please send a curriculum vita, cover letter describing research interest and experience, and have three letters of recommendation sent via email to:
Dr. Lauren B. Alloy:
Temple University:
About Dr. Alloy: