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Postdoctoral Fellow (Non-Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) AD-0180-00 (MPS)  « Position Deleted on 2/08/2013 »

Institution: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category:
  • Faculty - Science - Other Science
  • Faculty - Medicine - Medical Researcher
Posted: 12/22/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $42,209 to $67,114 USD Per Year
This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (MPS) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland is now accepting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position. The Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology is responsible for providing a comprehensive education and training program in the field of Medical and Clinical Psychology appropriate to the training of students of medicine and for the development and conduct of educational programs in Medical and Clinical Psychology for graduate students, postgraduate fellows, residents, and other DoD personnel as required. The Department is also responsible for the conduct of scientific research in current areas of interest and the professional exchange of findings.

Duties: The incumbent serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow and as such will be responsible for conducting research projects in support of department faculty members. The incumbent will be involved in highly specialized assignments responsible for conducting behavioral science studies. He/she will serve on a project team, implement research protocols, oversee quality control and data management procedures, and participate in career development activities in the area of cognition and addiction. The incumbent will participate in the grant writing and publication processes, and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in studies examining the relationship between cognition and addiction/psychopathology. Studies involve human participants completing computerized cognitive tasks on desktop, laptop or handheld computers. Study designs include Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) studies using longitudinal cohort studies and laboratory studies. The incumbent will assist in the preparation of final reports for publication and dissemination of research results in the scientific literature through individual and collaborative publication and presentation.

Qualification Requirements: The successful candidate must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in psychology or closely related field, or equivalent research skill and subject knowledge. Experience with medical applications of electronic data processing is desirable. An excellent academic record; experience in implementing human laboratory studies of smoking/addictive processes; experience and/or strong interest in implicit cognition and addiction/psychopathology and experience with medical applications of electronic data processing are desirable.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). Failure to meet the requirements of a background investigation will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instruction to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to send inquiries or applications electronically. Applications should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae (all in PDF format). Three letters of reference are also requested, and may be sent electronically or by mail to:
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.