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Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas

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Applications call for Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas. The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment (CLC) and Lifespan Institute (LSI) are currently seeking one postdoctoral fellow interested in advancing their research skills and progressing toward a career as an independent, externally funded investigator studying behavioral economic, neuroeconomic, and addiction models in a human laboratory. Fellows will participate in a structured curriculum consisting of professional development and research seminars. Fellows also will receive intensive instruction on the development of externally funded award applications with the goal that a full submission will be completed within the first year of training.

The position will be a full-time (1.0 FTE), a research-dedicated fellowship of up to 2 years, depending on the stage of training of the incoming trainee and their rate of progress. The start date is flexible beginning January 1, 2021, or later.

Key Responsibilities

Fellows on this Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas will work with their primary mentor during the 1.0 FTE position, but also will have the opportunity to gain valuable research experiences working with collaborators at KU and the KU Medical Center. Fellows will do with the following responsibilities:

  • Work with a mentor to design and complete research projects investigating behavioral economic decision-making and neuroeconomics in human populations. This includes active involvement in the design and execution of the mentor’s grant-funded projects, helping to conduct and analyze data from ongoing studies, regular participation in lab meetings, assisting in data entry/quality control, and statistical analysis, helping to maintain active IRBs, and participating in the training and supervision of study personnel. (60%)
  • Work with research mentor and collaborators to prepare grant applications and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed journals and at national/international scientific meetings. (30%)
  • Engage in professional development activities in the Cofrin Logan Center (e.g., monthly seminar and brown bag series, addiction-related training workshops) or advanced training in their scientific discipline (e.g., attending relevant webinars or training workshops). (10%)


Candidates must have the following qualifications to be eligible for Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas

  • Ph.D. in a discipline related to the proposed research program, including but not limited to Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Neuroscience.
  • Experience with conducting human subjects research studies, ideally involving addictions-related assessments and research-based clinical interview approaches as evidenced by application materials.
  • Furthermore, excellent writing and analytic skills as evidenced by application materials and multiple peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline04 November,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Kansas



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