Post-Doctoral Fellow

Columbia, MO
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description


Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: The Sleep Research Lab in the Department of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia ( has an opening for a one-year research postdoctoral associate (with potential re-appointment for 1 more year)

Setting: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the first public university west of the Mississippi River, is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. Cost of living in Columbia and surrounding areas is very reasonable.

Primary Activities: This postdoctoral fellowship will provide a variety of clinical research experiences relevant to sleep psychology/behavioral sleep medicine. Fellows will have the opportunity to become involved in archival data analysis/manuscript preparation as well as ongoing studies examining sleep and its correlates (e.g., cognition, pain, brain structure and function, stress, mood, BMI) in individuals with autism, chronic pain, and/or obesity. A major emphasis of the research will be on the impact of improved sleep on those correlates. Specific duties will include conducting ongoing projects, analyzing sleep and other data, developing and conducting future studies, manuscript and grant preparation, and management of research assistants. The most successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in pursuing publication and grant opportunities. Experience with polysomnography, actigraphy, neuroimaging, and/or cognitive behavioral/behavioral approaches to treating insomnia and other sleep disorders is highly desirable, but training will also be provided as needed. Opportunities to engage in clinical activities to obtain supervised hours for licensure as well as supervised hours relevant for certification in behavioral sleep medicine can also be provided.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or a related field, demonstrate strong potential for a career in clinical research, and have substantial experience in sleep psychology, behavioral sleep medicine, health psychology/behavioral medicine, or a related field.


This position has an annual full-time salary of $47, 476 plus benefits.

Application Materials

Applications are to be submitted online at Applicants should include a letter of interest and an official transcript in the Attachments section of the application. A current curriculum vitae must be saved in the Resume/CV section of the application. Three letters of reference may be mailed to: Christina S. McCrae, #1 Hospital Dr., DC116.88, Columbia, MO 65212.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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