Two Postdoctoral and Two Post-baccalaureate Positions at the University of North Carolina

November 22, 2021

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – UNC CHAPEL HILL

Seeking up to 2 postdoctoral researchers for the WiFi Initiative (https://www.wifi-initiative.org/) in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill studying the role of technology and social media on adolescent development. Ideal candidates are PhD-level researchers with excellent study management and analytic skills who are interested in gaining training using a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental psychology (longitudinal fMRI data), social psychology (emotional processing, social interactions), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders). The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data with a focus on multivariate or network approaches, a strong publication record, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology (Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology, for instance), Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions could begin as early as January 2022, but a summer start also may be considered.  Please submit a CV and cover letter to Zelal Kilic at .

POST-BACCALAUREATE RESEARCHER—UNC CHAPEL HILL

Seeking up to 2 post-baccalaureate researchers for the WiFi Initiative (https://www.wifi-initiative.org/) in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill studying the role of technology and social media on adolescent development. Ideal candidates are BA-level researchers with skills in recruitment, screening, and data collection with adolescent participants and their families who wishes to gain more experience in research for graduate school. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable. The researcher would work on a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental psychology (longitudinal fMRI data), social psychology (emotional processing, social interactions), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders). Experience with fMRI acquisition, managing and processing fMRI data, computer science and coding, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors is a plus. The applicant must have a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin January 2022. Please submit a CV and cover letter to Zelal Kilic at .

The Wifi Initiative is committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. 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.

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