Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Psychology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-10-2018

Posting Summary:
The Virginia Institute of Development in Adulthood (VIDA) is engaged in ongoing studies examining the links between social development in adolescence and both short- and long-term physical and mental health outcomes.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of Joseph Allen in coding, analyzing and publishing data from an ongoing NIH-funded study of the long-term effects of adolescent social relationship qualities. Duties include writing up results of the study for publication and presentation at national conferences (both as a first author and in a collaborative role), statistical analysis, supervision of coding teams, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The Research Associate will also contribute to dissemination of intervention projects based upon this work.

A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on adolescent social development is required by start date. Experience applying interaction-based video coding systems, longitudinal data analysis, and a track record demonstrating ability to publish research results in top-tier journals. Knowledge of links between social relationships and longer-term health outcomes is desirable. This is a one-year appointment; however appointments may be renewed for additional one-year increments up to three years, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0622853.

The position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date will be summer 2018 (specific date to be negotiated).

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

The University will perform background checks on all new 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: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 6/10/2018
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