Dr. Jennifer Robinette in the Department of Psychology at
Chapman University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow.
The position is located on our Orange Campus. The ideal candidate
should be able to start in March, 2020.
The position is funded in part by a NIH/NIA career development
award, titled: Neighborhood Adversity and Sensitivity to Stress: A
study of gene x environment interactions. Fellows may be funded and
supported up to 2 years, pending performance and grant
Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering
traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of
Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and
vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction
held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty
include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and
world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to
forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment
for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More
information about the university and Crean College of Health and
Behavioral Sciences is available at https://www.chapman.edu/crean
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in
all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on
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Dr. Robinette invites application from those whose research
interests and experience will contribute to the scientific goals of
the Context and Aging Research (CARE) lab. Projects in this lab
examine adulthood psychosocial, physical, and cognitive health in
the neighborhood context.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the
time the position starts. The Ph.D. must have been awarded in the
last five years.
A Ph.D. in health psychology or related field is preferred, as are
those with experience, knowledge, and/ or research interest in
social epidemiology, social genomics, aging, and spatial
Applicants with prior experience using large national data sets,
advanced data analysis skills, excellent organizational skills, and
strong interpersonal skills are highly encouraged to apply.
Project aims will be tested via secondary analysis of multiple
large national data sets consisting of United States men and women
in midlife and older adulthood who have been followed since the
early 1990s every 2 or 10 years.
These rich sources of data include health indicators from
self-report, in-depth interviews, home visits, and blood, urine,
and saliva samples, as well as via linkage to various
administrative data sets.
Under Dr. Robinette’s mentorship, the fellow will analyze large
national data sets, present findings at professional conferences,
and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of
psychology, gerontology, and social epidemiology. The fellow will
also mentor undergraduate research assistants, engage with other
faculty across departments at Chapman University, and write and
apply for foundation and federal grants.
Contact Information Qualified applicants should electronically
submit a letter of intent detailing a description of relevant
experience showing excellent organizational and management skills,
CV, research statement outlining previous, current, and future
research plans, and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Jennifer Robinette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use ‘Post Doc Position’ as the email subject line.
If you have additional questions you may contact Dr. Jennifer
Robinette at email@example.com.
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University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all
aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military
and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information
or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The
University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff
and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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