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FYI. Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rudd Center


Postdoctoral Fellow, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Job ID: 2019208

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position beginning August/September 2019. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the research mission of the center addressing the topic of weight-related stigma. This is a full time, annually renewable position with a maximum duration of 2 years. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to research on obesity-related stigma, bullying, and discrimination under supervision of Dr. Rebecca Puhl, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center, and Professor of Human Development & Family Studies. Responsibilities will include designing, conducting, and analyzing research studies; data analyses, literature reviews, grant writing, and writing scientific papers.

 Minimum Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Public Health, Human Development & Family Studies, or related field completed within the past 2 years
  • Prior experience in stigma- or bullying-related research
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills (e.g., multivariate analyses)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates whose research interests intersect with those of supervising faculty
  • Experience with SPSS, SAS, and STATA statistical software programs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience presenting research to a range of audiences

To Apply

Go to: http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ 

Click on “Staff positions”

Search by Job ID: (Search # 2019208) or type in Rudd Center in “keywords”

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and examples of recent publications. Names of three references should be included in the cover letter. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Rebecca Puhl (Rebecca.puhl@uconn.edu)

For more information regarding the Rudd Center please visit the center’s website at www.uconnruddcenter.org 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.