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  • Postdoctoral Associate, Psychology
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    The UB Social Development Lab examines the development and prevention of aggressive behavior, peer victimization, and bullying behavior among young children. We have several federally funded school readiness projects in the lab testing the transition from preschool to kindergarten. We are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate who will serve as a project director for a 5-year NIH supported clinical trial testing a teacher implemented with coaching social and emotional skills program in preschool classrooms.

    We use multiple methods (i.e., observational, child interviews, psychophysiological) and approaches within longitudinal designs to answer key questions about social development to inform prevention efforts. The incumbent will report to the principal investigator (Dr. Jamie Ostrov, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training) and will serve as the project director supervising the Project team with:

    • administration of the daily functions of the research project

    • assisting with training

    • assist with data collection, data management and data analyses for this clinical trial

    • serve as a coach for teachers implementing the project

    • collaborate on research

    • present/publish findings


    Incumbent will develop professionally through faculty mentorship, must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and willing to commit to at least 2 years in the position.

    Outstanding Benefits Package

    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo
    The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.


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