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Post-doctoral position at University of Texas San Antonio

News Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 14:30

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Family and Health Laboratory

Department of Psychology--University of Texas San Antonio

Post doctoral research fellowship is available beginning July 1, 2021 or after to work with James H. Bray, PhD in his Family Psychology Health Laboratory at the University of Texas San Antonio.  The FPH Lab investigates family and developmental factors that influence adult, child and adolescent adjustment, behavioral problems, alcohol and substance abuse, and health.  In addition, the lab develops and evaluates prevention and intervention methods that promote healthy behaviors and ameliorate problem behaviors and substance use in family, school and military settings.

Post doc is expected to work full-time for one year, with possible extension to two years.  Post doc will help Dr. Bray manage his laboratory, conduct new studies on families and health, conduct analyses of existing databases and help prepare grant applications for future funding.  Dr. Bray has a couple and family observation laboratory to study and behaviorally code couple and family interactions.  Post doc will help with laboratory development, organization and training.  Post doc will also help supervise graduate and undergraduate students. 

Post doc needs to have advanced data analytic skills including structural equation modeling, growth curve modeling, and longitudinal data analyses (using MPlus) and be interested in applying those to existing data sets.  Existing datasets include the following: Development Issues in Stepfamilies Research Project, Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Use Research Project, Pregnant and Post-partum women in recovery, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Project. 

Education, Background, Skills/Knowledge required:  PhD in relevant area of psychology, or related discipline (family studies, developmental science etc.). Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills are required. Must be skilled in all Microsoft Office products, SPSS, HLM, MPlus, R, and/or SAS. While this is not a clinical position, post-doc can obtain required supervision from Dr. Bray for licensure as a psychologist. Ability to work well with others and work with multiple professionals is required.  Attention to detail is very important.  Position is 100% FTE with full UTSA benefits.  Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply for the position send your vita and letter of interest to James H. Bray, PhD @

UTSA is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to provide proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

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