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Postdoctoral Associate

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 12, 2022
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Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Body Image and Stigma Lab in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida is accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate to begin in the Summer or Fall of 2023 (start date is negotiable). The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. This individual will serve as the project manager for an NIH-funded clinical trial, led by Dr. Rebecca Pearl. The trial will test the effects on internalized health-related stigma of a group intervention, and of peer support, among patients with a range of stigmatized health conditions.

Specific duties include oversight of trial recruitment, screening, and enrollment; development of intervention materials; data collection, management, and analysis; supervision of research coordinators, graduate students, and research assistants; preparation of regulatory and data and safety monitoring plan reports; assistance with manuscript preparation; and other administrative tasks.

The postdoctoral candidate may also serve as an interventionist on the trial and, if desired, will have other opportunities to provide supervised psychological services, needed to obtain licensure. This could include working up to one day per week in health psychology clinics that provide psychological services related to sleep, pain, cancer, transplant, or bariatric surgery. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate on research studies related to weight stigma, health behaviors, and cardiometabolic health, and to participate in didactic seminars with other postdoctoral associates in the Department.

Time and support for the candidate’s own research will be provided.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Rebecca Pearl at .

Advertised Salary:

$54,840; commensurate with experience level and in accordance with current NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines

Minimum Requirements:

The position requires a Ph.D. or MD-Ph.D. degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or related field;
  • Training in cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance-based therapies (e.g., DBT, ACT);
  • Excellent research and statistical skills;
  • Effective problem-solving and communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Strong record of publications;
  • Experience conducting group psychotherapy;
  • 1-3 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience;
  • Proficiency working with REDCap.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, attach curriculum vitae and cover letter articulating your interests in the lab.

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 .

Preferred start date is Summer or Fall of 2023, but start date is negotiable.

Postdoctoral associates are eligible for comprehensive health and leave benefits and have access to libraries and other research resources available for faculty and postdoctoral associates. Additionally, postdoctoral trainees receive funds each training year to support professional development (e.g., travel to workshops or national conferences, purchase of educational materials).

Applications will be accepted until 12/15/2022 and reviewed immediately. Interviews will be conducted remotely via video-conferencing platforms (e.g., Skype, Zoom).

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 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 U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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