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Tenure-track assistant professor of public health
Chapman University
Tenure-track assistant professor of public health
Postdoctoral Fellow in Health, Emotions, & Altruism Laboratory
University of Toronto
The Health Emotions & Altruism Laboratory (HEAL) supervised by Dr. Jennifer Stellar at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for a Post-doctoral Fellowship funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). This post-doctoral position will begin between May and September of 2021 (depending on availability and COVID-related restrictions) and will be one year in duration, with an option to renew for a second year.

The postdoc’s primary focus will be conducting empirical research, but they will also be expected to attend and present at weekly lab meetings and the departmental social-personality colloquia series. Applicants should have an interest or background in at least one of the following areas of research:

Emotions (especially, but not limited to prosocial/self-transcendent emotions)
Altruism, prosociality, & cooperation

Familiarity or a speciality in the use of biological measures including autonomic physiology, immune markers, or hormones is also welcome, provided that applicants are interested in using it to study one of the aforementioned subject areas.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in research with high quality contributions in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals and will have research interests that are strongly aligned with HEAL. Equity and diversity are among HEAL’s core values. The lab is seeking candidates who value diversity and whose research bears out a commitment to equity.

Rolling review begins on February 15th, 2021. To apply, please send the following materials to the HEAL email at

- CV
- Research statement outlining past and current research, future research interests, and why HEAL is a good fit for your research interests and development (3-5 pages)
- 2-3 reference letters
Postdoctoral Fellow in Qualitative Social Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
Job Summary

Plan and conduct qualitative research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with the Co-PIs and project staff.

Participate in project related meetings as needed.

Help develop and evaluate scalable and transferrable educational interventions.

Present findings at conferences, workshops, and stakeholder meetings.

Publish articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

Perform other related duties as needed


The Fellow will contribute to a research program that seeks to answer the following research questions: 1) how can inclusion-promoting interventions be sustainably integrated into the curriculum, 2) how do the curriculum modifications impact students’ interpersonal skills and understanding of inclusive engineering design practices, and 3) what system and structural changes are effective in supporting organizational change?  We are seeking a candidate who has a strong record of designing and executing qualitative studies. Qualitative interviewing, participant observation, state-of-the-art analytic techniques and code book development are the essential tools we seek. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to recruit and mentor a team of undergraduate research assistants.

Required Qualifications

PhD in psychology, organizational behavior, organizational justice, organizational change, sociology, engineering education, learning scientist, ethnography, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated ability to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis, although our primary need is qualitative.
Research Fellow in Digital Health
University of Leeds
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, ambitious Research Fellow to work on an exciting research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), led by Professor Philip Conaghan. The post will be situated jointly in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM) and the School of Healthcare (SoH), both within the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

This mixed methods study will develop and subsequently evaluate (in conjunction with the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research) a digital rehabilitation package of care for distal upper limb pain. The Research Fellow in Digital Health will work closely with a Research Associate in the planning, coordination and completion of all stages of the intervention development, and will conduct the mixed-methods evaluation embedded within the randomised controlled trial. Specifically, a literature review, Delphi study and qualitative interviews will first be used to define the components of the intervention. Subsequently, Experience Based Co-Design, with single-case design component analysis, will be used to develop and refine the components into a testable intervention. A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the intervention will be undertaken with patients and healthcare professionals, prior to formal testing, to explore issues of usability, adoption and adherence of the intervention. Finally, a randomised controlled trial, with internal pilot and mixed-methods evaluation will be conducted to examine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the digital rehabilitation package.

You will have a first degree and PhD in a subject area relating to health services research/applied health research/social science/psychology; or have equivalent research experience. You will also have relevant research experience in an academic or relevant health care setting.

Tenure-track position in health psychology
Lafayette College
The Department of Psychology at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2021. We seek applicants with expertise in Health Psychology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience teaching undergraduates, and an active research program. Area of specialization is open, but those who study health disparities will be given priority.

The candidate will be expected to regularly teach a course in Health Psychology and should be able to teach one or more of the following: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and/or Research Design. Candidates may also be asked to teach courses such as Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and/or Race & Racism depending on their area of expertise. Contributing to Lafayette’s interdisciplinary minor in Health, Life Sciences, and Society is expected and an interest and ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies, Aging Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Neuroscience, or Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others) is also desirable. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. All faculty members are expected to involve undergraduates in research and to mentor them in independent scholarship. The Department of Psychology expects all of its members to maintain active, productive, sustained programs of scholarship that result in publications. We offer competitive start-up funds and space for research in a well-equipped psychology and neuroscience building. More information about the department is available at
Full time Research Specialist at the Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab
Princeton University
The Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab ( is seeking a full-time research specialist to begin Summer 2021. The lab uses functional neuroimaging, behavioral techniques, and machine learning to study thought, social cognition, and imagination.

The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of research, including (1) developing materials and programming experiments, (2) recruiting and testing human subjects, (3) analyzing behavioral, web scraped, and fMRI data, and (4) miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, manuscript and grant preparation, general lab duties).

Essential qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Math, or related fields
- Programming, statistical, and/or web development experience (e.g. Python, R, Javascript, etc.)
- Research experience in psychology or neuroscience
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis, beginning Feb 1, 2021. Apply here:

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Primals Project Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jer Clifton and Dr. Martin Seligman at UPenn seek post-doc to study the wellbeing/personality implications of primal world beliefs (e.g., the world is dangerous) building on key 2019 article ( ). Job Ad:

Full time Research Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PI: Maital Neta, invites applications for a full-time Research Specialist (start date negotiable, ideally summer 2021). The lab uses functional neuroimaging, psychophysiology, behavioral techniques, and network analyses to examine individual differences in emotion processing and emotion regulation.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in every stage of research, including (1) stimulus/task development and programming experiments, (2) recruitment and collection of human subject data, (3) analysis of data, and (4) assisting in the preparation of grants and manuscripts. In addition, in their managerial capacity they will perform administrative duties (e.g., IRB administration, purchasing) and help train and supervise lab personnel (e.g., undergraduate research assistants).

This position is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and/or neuroscience, as it will foster expertise in a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches in these fields. 
Essential qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or related field
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Research experience in psychology or neuroscience
- Proficiency with a programming language such as R, Matlab or Python is preferred, and special consideration will be given to individuals with experience collecting and/or analyzing neuroimaging data.

To apply, please fill out the application form here. You will need your CV and the contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed on a rolling basis. For full consideration, apply by March 1, 2021.
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