Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity (Exp. 04/30/23)



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 weight stigma and health behaviors in everyday life. The broad objectives of the lab include using the biopsychosocial model to understand eating behavior, with a special emphasis on psychobiological stress processes and weight stigma.

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2022 and intend to fill the position as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The start date is flexible, but must be between June and August 2023.

A successful candidate will perform the following essential functions:
●Collaborate with Principal Investigator (PI) and graduate students to achieve the SpecificAims 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 arefollowed
●Provide training and mentorship to graduate students and undergraduate researchassistants
●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: Excellent oral and written communication skills
●Required: Proficiency in statistical analysis for EMA designs
●Preferred: Experience with Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)
●Preferred: Experience with laboratory-based manipulations of stigma
●Preferred: Experience with measurement of health behaviors

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

Los Angeles, CA

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a curriculum vitae, up to three published papers, and two reference letters to Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama at the Department of Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles by applying directly to the posting:

We especially encourage those from backgrounds poorly represented in STEM fields to apply to our lab. We highly value diversity, including body size diversity. 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

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