Research Assistant Professor (72465)



The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology within the College of Public Health and Health Professions invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position in the area of clinical psychology with an emphasis in computational neuroscience. This position will be housed in the Cognitive and Emotional Neuroscience Area, in collaboration with the Center for Cognitive Aging & Memory. The ideal candidate for this position is expected to: (a) display a strong career record of scientific and scholarly achievements relative to other professionals at their current professional rank; and (b) have active interest and skills in building a collaborative research program in computational neuroscience. This position is expected to focus primarily on computational neuroscience methods for finite element modeling of multimodal neuroimaging data and estimation of electrical current characteristics from electrical brain stimulation. The candidate will work closely with colleagues within the department, physicians, and other health care providers in a dynamic healthcare environment. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, non-tenure track position, with an open start date.

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology ( http://chp.phhp.ufl.edu ) is a unique, freestanding academic clinical psychology program with 31 core faculty, over 80 doctoral students, and two APA accredited programs: a doctoral program in clinical psychology and a clinical internship in professional psychology. We also have a post-doctoral fellowship that is soon to apply for APA accreditation, which includes 2 Health Psychology slots. The Department has a 50-year history of providing APA-accredited doctoral and internship training in clinical psychology and advanced specialty-specific training in four content areas: Child/Pediatric Psychology; Health Psychology; Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation and Clinical Neuroscience; and Cognitive Aging and Memory. The doctoral program has been ranked in the 93rd percentile by the National Research Council’s data-based ranking system.

UF is ranked as a top ten U.S. public university and is a comprehensive Research I institution that includes a wide range of academic departments and programs (www.ufl.edu). The College of Public Health and Health Professions (www.phhp.ufl.edu) is part of the University’s Health Science Center. The UF Health Science Center (https://ufhealth.org/about-us) is the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The Health Science Center generates more than half of UF’s total research awards. The UF Health Science Center is closely affiliated with UF Health, part of the University of Florida Health System. Within the healthcare system are an 850 bed teaching hospital, an 81 bed psychiatric hospital, a 40 bed outpatient rehabilitation facility, and numerous outpatient and specialty clinics including a Psychology Clinic run by the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

Minimum Requirement: A doctoral degree in clinical psychology, biomedical engineering, neuroscience or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualification: Experience with brain stimulation clinical trials is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit an application packet which includes a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three references.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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