Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology
Rutgers The State University
United States

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Recruitment/Posting Title Post-Doctoral Associate, Psychology
Department FASC - Psychology
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Camden invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to begin in Summer or Fall 2024 (earliest date 7/1/24). This position will support the research laboratory led by Dr. Yoona Kang.
The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary projects that integrate behavioral experimentation, interventions, social network analysis, contemplative science, and experience sampling. The findings will inform how social environments shape and relate to health and
well-being over time. The postdoc scholar will also have the opportunity to work with app developers to contribute to an on-going health intervention mobile application development and testing. The postdoctoral researcher will be encouraged to build their own independent lines of research program in intervention science and social/health psychology.
We seek an innovative and productive researcher with a PhD in Psychology or related fields. We are especially interested in researchers who have strong backgrounds in the following areas:
1.  Theory- and evidence-based psychological interventions
2.  Social network analysis
3.  Statistics (e.g., multilevel modeling) and programming
4.  Contemplative science (mindfulness, compassion)
An ideal candidate will have 1) intellectual creativity, innovation, and independence, 2) excellent quantitative, verbal, and writing skills, 3) strong data analysis and programming skills (proficiency in Matlab, Python, or R is a must), and 4) excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Candidates may learn about the campus and the Department of Psychology at or by contacting Dr. Yoona Kang, chair of the search committee.
Rutgers University—Camden, a beautiful, urban campus expanding to accommodate the growth of Southern New Jersey, is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The Camden campus is within easy access to the range of libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions in the greater Philadelphia and New York City regions.
Reviews will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit cover letter (1 page), a CV, and 2 letters of reference.
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Posting Number 23FA1371
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Minimum Education and Experience
PhD in Psychology or related fields no more than five years prior to the date of application.
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Ranked #49 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Public Colleges and Universities, Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 6,100 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and 1,100 faculty and staff members. Located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, the university is uniquely situated to serve the local community while achieving global reach. A U.S. Department of Education-designated Minority Serving Institution, the university thrives due to a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. Rutgers–Camden is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for a Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine has ranked Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university due to a high volume of internationally recognized research, creative output, and scholarly activity.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences are the largest academic unit at Rutgers–Camden, delivering a wide array of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences includes three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and the Graduate School
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City Camden
State NJ
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