Postdoctoral Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Health Behavior & Health Systems - 303500

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Department Overview
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is located in the Fort Worth cultural district, and is one of the fastest-growing academic health science centers in Texas. With a low cost of living and ample cultural amenities, Fort Worth is rated by U.S. News as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

The STARR (Studying Alcohol and Related Risks) Lab in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow position starting in the spring or summer of 2019. The postdoctoral fellow would be working directly with Drs. Melissa Lewis and Dana Litt on multiple federally funded grants focused on the etiology and prevention of adolescent and young adult alcohol use and related risk.

Position Details
The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to closely work with a large interdisciplinary team of experts. The fellow will be an integral member of the scientific team and will be encouraged to take the lead and collaborate on publications. Individuals with training in social, clinical or health psychology, prevention research, quantitative psychology, biostatistics, or related areas are encouraged to apply.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have knowledge of the drinking literature and proficiency in data management and data analyses (zero-inflated regression, generalized linear mixed models, hierarchical linear modeling) as well as 3) proficiency in SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, and/or Mplus. Applicants who wish to gain experience with ecological momentary assessment, web-based data administration, mHealth interventions, and grant preparation and administration are encouraged to apply.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

* Ph.D. (or anticipate having) before starting.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

The salary is based on the NIH guidelines and the candidate's level of experience. In addition, the fellow will have access to funds to present research at conferences. The fellow may also take additional coursework/seminars in grant writing and preparation, intervention theory/design, community-based participatory research, or advanced statistical methods at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health. See for more information on the faculty in the UNTHSC School of Public Health.

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Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Official Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 3/13/2019
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