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Postdoctoral training opportunity at Syracuse University

News Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 07:45

The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research position in clinical health psychology. This appointee will assist with grant funded research under the direction of Drs. Sarah E Woolf-King and Stephen A. Maisto by managing the following NIAAA-funded projects: (1) the ACCEPT Study (R34AA026246), a pilot randomized clinical trial of a brief, telephone-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention for people living with HIV who drink at hazardous levels. (2) The IN-VOICE study (K01AA021671), a daily diary study of substance use and sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) who are living with HIV and (3) The alcohol and implicit processes study (R01 AA022301) a combination of an alcohol challenge and ecological momentary assessment study in alcohol’s acute effects on sexual risk behaviors in MSM.

Qualifications: The candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field. Recent Ph.D. graduates or scholars who have completed their M.S. or M.P.H. and are in the process of pursing a Ph.D. are also encouraged to apply. A minimum of three years of relevant research-related experience is preferred, although this experience can come from years spent as a graduate or undergraduate research assistant. Experience with implementing and/or managing NIH grants is also preferred.

Job-specific qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding written and oral communication skills, experience working with and/or managing a research team, evidence of successful scientific writing in the form of peer-reviewed manuscripts and/or grant applications, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, EndNote (or a similar reference manager), SPSS and/or other statistical software (e.g., R, STATA, Dedoose), and experience in database management and statistical analysis. The candidate must also have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to work with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Responsibilities will include: (1) managing participants enrolled in the ACCEPT study, (3) drafting IRB amendments, maintaining IRB protocols, and ensuring proper execution of IRB- approved standardized operating procedures for studies in the lab, (3) supervising undergraduate and graduate research assistants, (4) submitting progress reports to NIAAA, (5) maintaining the ACCEPT project’s database and executing data analyses, and (6) assisting with manuscript preparation and submission as a co-author and first author.

Application Instructions: Please complete an application at and attach electronic copies of: (1) a cover letter and (2) a curriculum vitae. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.

See Associated File(s) for more information about Syracuse University and the Syracuse area. Note that the person who fills the position may work 100% remotely.

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