Post-Doctoral Fellow - Psychology

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Posting Details

Posting NumberSF00944Job TitlePost-Doctoral Fellow - PsychologyPosition Number109391FTE1.00FLSAExemptPosition TypeProfessional StaffUnionNon-Union Non-Classified StaffPay Grade LevelN/APay Grade RangeN/AStatus Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartmentPsychologyContact(s)Contact Phone/ExtensionContact EmailPhysical DemandsCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedYesExtension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 06-19-2021 with anticipated renewal.

Job Description Summary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by July 30, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 1, 2020. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (October 1, 2020) may not be given full consideration.

Basic Function:

Engage in scholarly activities (e.g., publications); receive mentorship (e.g., grant-writing); and direct projects in health services, clinical outcome studies and implementation science with focus on substance use, mental health and health broadly defined in high-risk social service, forensic and intensive outpatient settings serving adults and youth.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct ongoing NIH projects studying implementation of evidence-based practices in high need, under-served settings (e.g., correctional, community mental health) targeting risky sexual behaviors, substance use, crime, mental health symptoms, wellness.

Writing reports for funders, agency partners with support from research staff.

Oversee research staff activities.

Interact with other URI Departments as appropriate, State agencies, local health centers and universities on multidisciplinary teams.

Engage in scholarly activities with opportunities including:
– Leading/ assisting with publications
– Training in and assisting with grant writing
– Data analysis and teaching
– Developing own active research program under mentorship
– Interacting with national investigators
– Conference travel

Required Qualifications



1. PhD in behavioral sciences or related field.

2. Background in behavioral clinical interventions.

3. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

4. Demonstrated experience working with diverse individuals/groups and providers.

Preferred Qualifications


1. Experience in directing operations of grants with support from research staff.

2. Experience in training and/ or supervising clinical staff.

3. Prior experience in NIH-funded research.

4. Expertise in motivational interviewing and/ or cognitive behavior therapy.

5. Strong interest in publications and NIH-funded career-development.

6. Creative, able to think critically, hard-working, works independently and as part of a team.

7. Genuinely excited about implementation and clinical intervention research broadly defined.


Environmental ConditionsPosting Date05/20/2020Closing DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach only the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter/Letter of Application.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a PhD in behavioral sciences or related field?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have a background in behavioral clinical interventions?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with diverse individuals/groups and providers?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other




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    Posted: 5/22/2020
    Application Due: 11/23/2020
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