Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Post-Graduate Job Opportunities



11/21/2017

Full Professor Position in Quantitative Social Psychology, Durham University, UK


10/18/2017

Lectureships (Assistant Professorships), Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK


10/17/2017

United States Secret Service Social Science Research Position


9/28/2017

Three Assistant Professor Positions in Cognitive-Neuroscience, Social-Personality, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience; Department of Psychology, University of Oregon


9/28/2017

Post Doc Teaching Associate and Teaching Fellow Posts, Royal Holloway University of London, UK


9/26/2017

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands)


7/25/2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Stanford University


2/1/2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


12/05/2016

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Behavioral and Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Prevention and Control, Northwestern University



Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Behavioral and Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Prevention and Control at Northwestern University

This new NCI-funded T32 postdoctoral training program at Northwestern University’s (NU) Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) is currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions. The goal of the training program is to provide an outstanding mentored research and training experience for its postdoctoral fellows so that they become successful independent leaders in cancer research, aiming to reduce cancer risk, address disparities, and improve the lives and health outcomes of community members affected by cancer in a more efficient and more cost-effective fashion. The training program will function under the auspices of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC) of Northwestern University, whose research programs in cancer prevention and control are nationally recognized for their scope and quality.

The Program Director for Cancer Prevention is Dr. Bonnie Spring (bspring@northwestern.edu, Contact PI) and the Program Director for Cancer Control and Survivorship is Dr. Frank Penedo (fpenedo@northwestern.edu, MPI). The 20 participating mentors include 15 PhDs and 5 MDs from 8 departments at Northwestern. They include leading experts in the areas of cancer risk behaviors and screening, technology-supported behavioral and psychosocial interventions, symptom management, measurement science and patient reported outcomes, biobehavioral mechanisms in cancer, health disparities, and community engagement.

Research experiences will be complemented by a weekly seminar, professional development activities, and an option to enroll in one of four relevant MS programs: MPH, MSCI, MSEB, or HSOR. FSM and the RHLCCC provide a rich platform for training and career development including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation, and collaborative relationships across NU’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Trainees will also have access to a vast array of exceptional educational resources made available by the University for all postdoctoral trainees, including biweekly sessions dedicated to career development and career development skills. Candidates are required to: (1) possess an MD, PhD, or other doctoral degree in a related discipline or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry, and (2) be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application. Minority applicants are encouraged. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement describing research interests and experience, and at least one letter of recommendation to the Program Assistant, Ana Vallecillos (ana.vallecillos1@northwestern.edu)

For more details, please visit our website.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Karyn Frick to study the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones regulate memory in female and male mice. Our studies utilize a variety of approaches, including intracranial drug infusions, chemogenetics, behavioral testing, biochemical techniques (e.g., Western blotting, qRT-PCR, and chromatin immunoprecipitation), and dendritic spine analysis. Additional information about the laboratory is available at http://people.uwm.edu/frickk.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline, should be highly motivated, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, chemogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in memory and behavioral endocrinology. Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of publication in top neuroscience and/or neuroendocrinology journals.

Research conducted by the neuroscience faculty in the department focuses largely on the neurobiology of learning and memory, with special emphasis on neural plasticity, emotion, addiction, aging, and hormonal regulation (http://uwm.edu/psychology/research/neuroscience/). The program has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and is an integral part of a large neuroscience community in Milwaukee.

Please send CV with names of three references and a statement of research interests that discusses your fit with the lab’s research to fricklab@gmail.com.

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Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

Key responsibilities

  • You will contribute to the research and teaching program of the department of Clinical Psychology;
  • Your research should be relevant to the domains of etiology, diagnostics, mechanisms and/or treatment of mood and anxiety disorders or other stress-related disorders. You will be expected to apply for research grants from Dutch and European funding agencies;
  • The teaching is diverse and may be adapted to your expertise and interest; you may lecture for large audiences but also supervise theses and provide skills training for small groups of students. Skills training may include research and/or diagnostic and treatment skills;
  • We have two vacancies; we anticipate that at least one of the vacancies will be filled by someone with clinical (diagnostic and/or treatment) expertise who is interested in and capable of combining research, teaching and patient care in our new academic clinical outpatient facility (see below);
  • We are also particularly interested in candidates with expertise in network analysis and ecological assessment methods (experience sampling; ecological momentary assessment);
  • The ratio of research / teaching time is 40% / 60%.  Clinical tasks (patient care) and administrative tasks will lead to reduction of teaching load. Successful grant applications may also lead to teaching load reductions. 

Selection criteria

  • Ph.D. on a topic relevant to clinical psychology;
  • Ability to conduct innovative and independent research in the area of clinical psychology;
  • Clinical training and experience (clinical registrations an asset);
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals;
  • Experience with teaching at bachelor and/or master and/or post-master level;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • High level of proficiency in English.

For more information, see the job posting here (Vacancy Number: 3681)

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Stanford University

Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire full time post-doctoral fellows for their Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory. This lab is headed by Dr. Vinod Menon who has broad multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines and has published extensively on various aspects of human cognition and brain function. 

Explore the lab website for more information: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory seeks candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, and brain network development. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in fMRI data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

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Post Doc Teaching Associate and Teaching Fellow Posts, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Closing date: October 27, 2017

Teaching Fellow: Applications are invited for the fixed-term post of Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. This post is full time and runs from 8 January 2018 for a duration of three years. The post holder will engage in teaching, supervision, and administration across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The ideal candidate will have expertise in clinical psychology, although applications from candidates with a background in social, forensic, or developmental psychology will also be considered.

More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0917-387

Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate: Applications are invited the fixed-term post of Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. This is a full time and runs from 8 January 2018 for a duration of three years. The post holder will engage in teaching, supervision, and administration across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The ideal candidate will have expertise in clinical psychology, although applications from candidates with a background in social, forensic, or developmental psychology will also be considered.

More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0917-389

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Three Assistant Professor Posts: Cognitive-Neuroscience, Social-Personality, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience; Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

Cognitive-Neuroscience Application Deadline: Review begins October 1, 2017; position open until filled
Social-Personality Psychology Application Deadline: Review begins October 15, 2017; position open until filled 
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Application Deadline: Review begins October 15, 2017; position open until filled 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon (Eugene) is currently in the process of recruiting for 3 positions at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in Fall 2018: one in Cognitive-Neuroscience, one in Social-Personality, and one in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Questions about the application process should be addressed to Mischelle Pennoyer at misch@uoregon.edu

Apply via Academic Jobs Online at: Tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Neuroscience or Cognitive PsychologySocial-PersonalityDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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United States Secret Service Social Science Research Position

The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) is recruiting for a Social Science Research Specialist position. We are seeking candidates with a degree in the social sciences and with research experience. The job announcement can be found here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481788300.

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Lectureships (Assistant Professorships), Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,548 to £47,722
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 16 November 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  925517JW

The Department of Psychology is seeking to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic Lecturers to join our team of academic staff.

You will hold a PhD, DClin or DEd in Psychology, or related discipline, be able to evidence excellence in teaching and research, and share our ambition to deliver the highest quality education, training and research in a leading department.

Recently restructured around 4 Centres of Excellence, Psychology at Southampton delivers impactful research and UG/PG education in experimental and applied psychology. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to innovate teaching and produce the highest quality research in areas that complement our expertise in social and personality psychology, perception and cognitive psychology, clinical and developmental psychology, or health and wellbeing. Our research facilities are recognised as internationally world leading/excellent (REF2014) and include laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, therapeutic intervention, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, psychopharmacology, and computational modelling.

For more information, please see: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=925517JW.

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Full Professor Position in Quantitative Social Psychology, Durham University, UK

The Department of Psychology at Durham University is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar at Professor level in the field of Quantitative Social Psychology. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the department’s research and teaching and the successful candidate will play a significant role in establishing Durham as a world-leading centre of excellence in quantitative social science. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, social cognition, attitudes, social influence, intragroup and intergroup processes, prejudice, self and identity and interpersonal processes.

Founded in 1952, the Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the very best in the UK with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. We are currently ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide, 7th in the Guardian University League Table, and in the top 100 of Psychology Departments world-wide according to the QS World Rankings.

The department is well equipped for research in most areas including facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, EEG/ERP, VR, eye movement tracking, biophysiological recording as well as the analysis of visuomotor action and psychophysical performance. The department also has a motion capture lab, an echo-attenuated chamber, and a suite of observation labs. The department benefits from full IT and mechanical research support from departmental technicians.

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.  The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral.  A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.  Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty.  The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions.

Full details of the positions can be found here.

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