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Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Rhode Island

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Fellowship
University University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, United States
Department Department of Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Social Work
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Psychology - Social
    Psychology - School
    Psychology - Neuropsychology
    Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
    Psychology - Experimental
    Psychology - Educational
    Psychology - Developmental
    Psychology - Cognitive
    Psychology - Clinical
    Psychology - Behavior Analysis
    Psychology - General
    Social Sciences - General

Postdoctoral Position, Dept of Psychology, University of Rhode Island
Position for highly motivated post-doctoral researcher in addictions research laboratory. Ongoing NIH projects study implementation of evidence-based practices in clinical and forensic settings, mechanisms of action in technology-assisted behavioral interventions targeting risky sexual behaviors, cigarette smoking, crime, alcohol and marijuana use. Settings include high-risk social service, forensic and intensive outpatient settings serving adults and youth. Dynamic research environment with collaborators from a variety of state agencies (e.g., Dept of Behavioral Health; Dept of Children, Youth, Families; Dept of Corrections), community health/mental health settings, and other local universities (e.g., Brown U.). Cross-collaborations with other Depts at URI encouraged (e.g., engineering, pharmacy). Recent projects include use of meditation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step facilitation and medications for opioid use disorder. Research topics include an array of health behaviors (smoking, sex, alcohol use, crime). Training in grant-writing available (bi-weekly meetings), rich data sets available for publications. Opportunities for clinical work and teaching.

PhD in behavioral sciences or related field with ability to supervise behavioral clinical interventions, and interest in directing operations of grants with support from research staff required. Expertise in motivational interviewing and/or cognitive behavior therapy preferred. Strong interest in publications and NIH-funded career-development preferred. Ideal candidate is creative, hard-working, works independently and as part of a team, possesses good communication skills, is organized, thinks clearly and critically, writes well, and is genuinely excited about implementation science and/or clinical intervention research broadly defined.

To apply, please visit the URI jobs site at for job posting # (F00177). Please attach (PDF) the following to your electronic application: (1) cover letter and (2) resume which includes the names and contact information for three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: First consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date may not be given full consideration. Only online applications will be accepted.

  • The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply.

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