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Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open date: June 1st, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama, Director of the DIeting, Stress, and Health (DiSH) lab in the Department of Psychology at UCLA is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position funded by an NIH grant on weight stigma and health behaviors in everyday life. The broad objectives of the lab include using the biopsychosocial model to understand eating behavior and metabolic risk, with a special emphasis on psychobiological stress processes and weight stigma.

A successful candidate will perform the following essential functions:

● Collaborate with Principal Investigator and graduate students to achieve the Specific Aims of the grant
● Meet regularly with the research team
● Assist the PI in optimizing the research protocol
● Oversee human subjects’ approval and ensure that the highest ethical standards are followed
● Provide training and mentorship to graduate students and undergraduate research assistants
● Identify, recruit, and retain eligible participants
● Data management
● Data analyses and interpretation
● Prepare drafts of manuscripts
● Assist PI with management and reporting of the study budget and annual reports

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

● Required: PhD, preferably in Psychology
● Preferred: Experience with Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)
● Preferred: Experience with laboratory-based manipulations of stigma
● Preferred: Experience with measurement of health behaviors
● Required: Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Required: Proficiency in statistical analysis for EMA designs
● Required: Have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2021 and intend to fill the position as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The start date is flexible.

UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, students, and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    ● Required: PhD, preferably in Psychology
    ● Required: Excellent oral and written communication skills
    ● Required: Proficiency in statistical analysis for EMA designs
    ● Required: Have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and contact information of three references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06509

Help contact: mclaudio@psych.ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA