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Post Doc Fellow, Graduate School

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About the Department

The Ward Alcohol-Related Data Team at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. This solicitation seeks applicants with a background in clinical or non-clinical Psychology, Health or related fields who have an interest in research related to young adult alcohol use and its correlates with social media use and other psychosocial constructs.

The successful applicant will join Dr. Rose Marie Ward's research laboratory, which focuses on (1) young adults' social media use and its relationship with alcohol use; (2) social networks of alcohol use among college students; and (3) differences in alcohol consumption among diverse identities. Dr. Ward is an active, federally funded scientist, and the postdoctoral collaborator will have extensive opportunities to publish, write grants, conduct their own research, and gain supervised clinical hours for licensure for work that extends beyond the requirements of the research through the Psychology department (for qualified applicants).

Job Overview

Assist the Principal Investigator in a given department or field. The successful applicant will conduct research, analyze research data, and ensure that all data are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct research in health psychology within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
Required Education

Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Doctoral degree in a Psychology, Health, or relevant field.
  • Strong interest in alcohol use research.
  • Background statistical methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, social network analysis).
  • An ability to think critically and creatively along with strong communication skills is essential.
Application Process

Please include the following with your application:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Brief letter of interest describing your research interests.
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95430


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