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FYI. Postdoctoral opportunity at UCLA


Opening for Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Dept Psychology, UCLA

T32 Program on Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. from an accredited psychology program. In order to qualify for this federally-funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Applicants are not eligible if they have received 3 years of prior PHS support. Underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Goal

The primary goal of our program is to train research scientists in the development and use of basic theories and research in psychology to elucidate issues in mental and physical health. The focus of the current period of funding is on mental health research training with emphasis on integrating biological, psychological, social, and ethnic/racial as well as cultural levels of analysis through our many program offerings. Research goals that integrate new ways of investigating psychopathology in line with the RDoC are welcomed. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/rdoc/index.shtml

Review of applications is ongoing and will commence December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Program Structure

One scholar will be appointed for one or two years beginning July to September 2017. Individualized plans of supervised research (IDPs), involvement in labs, and coursework are designed by each trainee. Each postdoctoral scholar enters the program with a designated primary and secondary faculty mentor.


Nearly 40 program faculty in psychology and other departments and schools at UCLA have expertise in the following areas: Biological processes in mental and physical disorders; Psychoneuroimmunology; Stress, coping, and social support processes; Health behavior, obesity, and addiction; and Ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on mental and physical health. Core faculty include: Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter (Director), Annette Stanton (Co-Director), Julie Bower, Michelle Craske, Michael Irwin, Anna Lau, Gregory A. Miller, Ted Robles and Teresa Seeman. Affiliated faculty list can be found on the webpage. https://health.psych.ucla.edu/fellowships/


Stipend levels are set by the NIMH and depend on years of post-doctoral experience.

Admissions Procedure


Applicants should send a brief letter describing (1) their background, (2) area/s of interest and (3) proposed objectives for the fellowship. A curriculum vitae and selected prints/reprints should be included. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the address (post or email) below. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Prof. Chris Dunkel Schetter, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

Tel: 310-206-8116 Fax: 310-825-5198

EMAIL to mjulian@psych.ucla.edu

We review applications and conduct telephone or in-person interviews to make final decisions. Postdoctoral offers are made on the basis of the strength of the applicant, fit with the program, and maintenance of a balance of interests among the scholars.

For more information please visit our website: https://health.psych.ucla.edu/fellowships/

(Source: Social Psychology & Health Network)

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