Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06506


Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama, Director of the DIeting, Stress, and Health (DiSH) lab in the Department of Psychology at UCLA is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position funded by an NIH grant on food insecurity, cortisol, and metabolic risk. The broad objectives of the lab include using the biopsychosocial model to understand eating behavior and metabolic risk, with a special emphasis on psychobiological stress processes.

A successful candidate will perform the following essential functions:

Collaborate with Principal Investigator and graduate students to achieve the Specific Aims of the grant
Meet regularly with the research team
Assist the PI in optimizing the research protocol
Oversee human subjects' approval and ensure that the highest ethical standards are followed
Provide training and mentorship to graduate students and undergraduate research assistants
Identify, recruit, and retain eligible participants
Data management
Data analyses and interpretation
Prepare drafts of manuscripts
Assist PI with management and reporting of the study budget and annual reports

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

Required: PhD, preferably in Psychology
Required: Experience with the Trier Social Stress Test
Preferred: Interest in food insecurity and/or health disparities as a research topic
Required: Excellent oral and written communication skills
Required: Proficiency in statistical analysis for repeated measures and within-subject designs
Required: Have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2021 and intend to fill the position as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The start date is flexible.

UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, students, and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).


To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06506


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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Posted: 6/1/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2033
Work Type: Full Time
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