Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity (Exp. 10/17/22)

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About CSS
We are a young entrepreneurial nonprofit that works with the entertainment industry and major
foundations. We are growing rapidly and there is an opportunity to grow with us. Our intended
audience is content creators, thought leaders and funders. We are at the intersection of social
impact, entertainment and youth. We are affiliated with UCLA through our founder’s faculty
appointment. Learn more at https://www.scholarsandstorytellers.com/.

About the Job
● Full Time, One Year Appointment (including summer) with a possibility of an extension
beyond one year
● Paid via UCLA Salary
● Eligible for the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan
● Reports to Dr. Yalda Uhls

Roles and Responsibilities
This position is a one year commitment tied to a grant but with additional responsibilities beyond
managing the grant deliverables. This is a good role for someone who does not expect to
pursue a tenure track and/or teach. The job sits at the intersection of research and translation,
with a specific focus on content creators.
● Manage development of a toolkit (i.e. tip sheets, workshops, etc.) focused on how
storytellers can incorporate evidence based practices into narratives that teach the
character virtues of humility, curiosity and gratitude.
● Supervise fellows (graduate students) on original and commissioned research projects
● Work with research coordinator (part time) to develop systems to track research projects
and report progress to team
● Work with team to translate research into findings that will resonate with industry
● Work with team on the distribution and marketing of the research reports and other tools
● Attend meetings on behalf of Dr. Uhls as requested
● Attend team meetings as needed

Experience Needed
● PhD in psychology, communications, public health or education
● Translational expertise (e.g. able to take peer reviewed research and make it useful for
non-academic audiences)
● Excellent writing and communication skills for both scientific and lay audiences
● Statistical expertise and strong knowledge of SPSS
● Media industry expertise a plus
● Adolescent development expertise a plus
● Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and mental health expertise a plus

Please contact stephanie@scholarsandstorytellers.com with questions regarding this position.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a curriculum vitae, and two recommendation letters to Dr. Yalda Uhls at the Department of Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles by applying directly to the Postdoctoral Scholar Job Ad at the following link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07797

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