Postdoctoral Fellow - Research

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Research
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 28262
Job Description

The Sleep Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia ( ) has an opening for a one-year research postdoctoral fellow (with potential re-appointment for 1 more year)

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. 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.

Application Materials

Complete the brief application and be prepared to upload a CV.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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