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Postdoctoral Trainee
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 01/18/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Trainee
Vacancy ID PDS002960
Department Psychology and Neuroscience - 319100
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range $47,476-$56,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2020
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 01/15/2021
Posting Close Date 01/21/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

Post Docs will assist in administration and data collection on the Wellness, Health and Life Experiences study (WHALE study R01 MH115004) Postdoctoral fellows will be responsible for supervising up to 5 research assistants who are running a 3 visit study including a visit in participants home, a lab visit, and an MRI visit. Post Docs may engage in risk assessment, mitigation, and reporting to child protective services. If this is an activity of the post-doctoral fellow and they are clinically trained, these hours may be supervised and count towards licensure. In addition, post-doctoral fellows may directly assist in data collection, particularly during the MRI visit. Finally, the postdoctoral fellow may perform the necessary data cleaning and analysis for structural and functional MRI data. This will include using the fMRI prep preprocessing pipeline as implemented here at UNC. Analysis will be of both WHALE data and from existing projects such as the youth emotion study (YES – R01 MH107479) and/or the MAP study (R21 HD096232). The postdoctoral fellow will have a degree in developmental psychology or clinical psychology and experience working with young children. The postdoctoral fellow will be directly supervised by the PI and Co-Investigators.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Psychology or related field by time of appointment.

Qualifications and Experience

Postdoctoral trainee must have experience with clinical risk assessment, developmental psychology and/or neuroimaging research methods, proficiency in statistical analyses, and a strong publication record.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

Applicant should submit a cover letter, CV, and list of references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Chase Debnam, Department Manager
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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