Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Psychology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-05-2017

Posting Summary:
The Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment (PACT) Lab at the University of Virginia, under the direction of Bethany Teachman, Ph.D, seeks applicants for a Research Associate. The grant funding this position uses a web-based research infrastructure to study the effects of cognitive bias modification (interpretation training) plus supportive coaching to reduce symptoms of anxiety. More generally, the lab investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related disorders, studying a variety of populations using both lab-based and web-based data collections. The position would involve helping to lead the interpretation training studies and also provide opportunities for developing an individual program of research. The incumbent will conduct data analyses, prepare publications, manage components of ongoing studies, write grants, design new studies, and serve as a collaborative member of a team of research scientists across multiple projects.

A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or a related field is required, and the candidate will have strong quantitative skills. This position is full-time (40 hours per week) with full-time benefits. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed up to an additional two one-year appointment, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

In addition to the University of Virginia's consistent top-ranking as a public institution, the Department of Psychology holds a high NRC ranking in its combination of research and educational opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels. Situated within iconic and historic Charlottesville, Virginia, with convenient airport and interstate access, we are located within one hour of Richmond and two hours of Washington D.C. Charlottesville is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in America. The postdoctoral affairs website at the following URL provides more information on resources for postdocs at the University of Virginia:

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile under job posting number 0621143 at Candidates are required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2017; the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date will be in the fall of 2017 though the specific date is to be negotiated.

Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to Michelle Atwell at [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
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