Post Doctoral Associate Opening in Global Mental Health and Addiction Science

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Post Doctoral Associate Opening in Global Mental Health and Addiction Science

Applicants who have a background in quantitative psychology and/or biostatistics, and behavioral clinical trials will be given the strongest consideration, with a preference for candidates interested in global mental health, behavioral medicine (HIV/AIDS treatment, primary care settings), and/or behavioral intervention research in addiction. The postdoctoral associate should have completed the requirements for a PhD in psychology, epidemiology/biostatistics, or a related behavioral sciences field (public health, social/ behavioral sciences). A successful candidate would have training and experience in quantitative research methods, a strong publication history and experience with external funding, excellent social, organizational, writing and data analysis skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners. Opportunities for independent data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing will be available and encouraged. Clinical supervision for licensure will be available if interested. This fellowship has the potential to lead to a faculty position depending on the candidate’s ability to develop his or her own clinical research portfolio, teaching and supervision interests, and interest in collaborating on existing funded projects.

Applicants should email Dr. Jessica Magidson (jmagidso@umd.edu; subject heading: GMH and Addiction Post-Doc Application) the following: 1) a copy of their c.v.; 2) cover letter describing fit with the position, biostatistics/quantitative psychology experience, research/career goals, and available start date; 3) writing sample, including a manuscript in which the candidate conducted the primary data analysis; and 4) names/contact information of three professional references. Preferred start date is August 2020; however, applicants who are highly qualified and a good fit for the position graduating by early Fall 2020 are encouraged to apply. The position is for two years, with the second year dependent on performance and funding. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.