Postdoctoral Associate in Psychological Sciences - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
October 4, 2018
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Mar 26 2018 Job Description:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Adolescent Suicide and Self-Injury
The Department of Psychological Sciences at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in clinical psychology. The successful candidate will become part of an investigation of nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide risk in adolescents. Specifically, this research program, led by Dr. Amy Brausch, aims to examine how emotion regulation deficits interact with nonsuicidal self-injury in the prediction of suicide risk over time.
This position is pending final grant funding. The Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to coordinate a new NIMH funded project on dimensions of emotion regulation in adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide. This position involves coordination with schools for recruitment of participants and data collection, supervising data collection in schools, working with both self-report measures and behavioral tasks (administered via iPad), and overseeing undergraduate and master's level students who assist with the project. Other responsibilities include related data management and manuscript preparation. There are opportunities for teaching, supervised clinical work in our university counseling center, grant development, and to develop new lines of inquiry based on current findings. This position offers mentoring and training to enhance skills needed for a successful academic career. Pending final grant funding, the position is a minimum of two years. Renewal of annual appointments will be dependent upon performance. Salary is consistent with current NIH post-doctoral training levels, includes a full benefits package from Western Kentucky University, as well as funds for professional travel.
Post-doctoral applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, or very closely related field, by Summer 2018.
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Internal Number: 95737
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