Research Associate in Psychology

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-07
Req: R0019118

The Research on Intersectionality, Sexuality, and Empowerment (RISE) lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate. The research associate will with work with Dr. Lanice Avery to study issues related to Black women’s intersectional identities, cultural socialization, interpersonal relationships, and psycho-sexual well-being.

The research will utilize a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the gender-based psychological and sociocultural factors that contribute to mental and sexual health disparities among Black women. The primary responsibilities of this position involve analyzing quantitative survey data, drafting manuscripts, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will also be expected to train graduate and undergraduate students, present at national conferences, assist with the preparation of IRB protocols, grant applications, and support laboratory management. The University of Virginia is a highly selective research institution in Charlottesville, VA with faculty engaged in well-funded and cutting-edge research.

QUALIFICATIONS: We seek a highly motivated, proactive, and collaborative scholar for the position. Completion of a Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, or related discipline (e.g., public health) required by the appointment start date. The candidate must have strong statistical computational skills (SPSS, MPlus, Excel) and experience utilizing multivariate statistical techniques including correlation, regression, ANOVA, mediation, moderation, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, experience managing multiple project timelines and consistently meeting deadlines. Substantive interests in critical race/intersectional feminist theories and sexual health are highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statement of research interests must be submitted through the online application. As part of the statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging with a diverse student body.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2020 and the posting will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Lanice Avery, Assistant Professor, at

For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 1/6/2021
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