Postdoctoral Position - University of Kentucky
Written by Suzanne Segerstrom, PhD, MPH  
Friday, 29 March 2019

POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR: Psychological and Physiological Health in Aging

The Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky has an opening for one post-doctoral research scholar (one year). The position is open to start immediately but no later than August 1, 2019. The scholar will work closely and collaboratively with Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom; her graduate and undergraduate students; and her colleagues in Psychology, Rheumatology, Immunology, and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.  The scholar will primarily work on NIH-funded longitudinal research on the relationships among pain, activity, well-being, and health in older women. This study used a longitudinal burst design with week-long diary assessments at 9 time points over 2 years. There are other archival data available, as well as the opportunity to collect data.  Primary responsibilities of the scholar will include oversight of some aspects of the projects, data analysis, and co-authoring manuscripts with Dr. Segerstrom and other lab members. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field before starting the position. ABD status is acceptable at the time of hiring, but the final degree must be completed by the start date. Strong quantitative skills for longitudinal and multilevel data, oral and especially written communication skills, and experience with psychoneuroendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, and/or aging research are desired. NIH pay scale, benefits, and annual conference travel provided. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Ph.D., M.P.H., via email to  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.  Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.  The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S.



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