Postdoctoral Fellow in Facial Affect Sensitivity Training Intervention  at the University of Alabama

November 17, 2021

Overview: Dr. Bradley A. White, director of the Cognition, Emotion, and Self-Regulation Lab in the University of Alabama Center for Youth Development and Intervention is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to our ongoing NIMH R61/R33 clinical trial. This study tests a computerized Facial Affect Sensitivity Training Intervention that focuses on improving affect sensitivity in children ages 6-11 with callous-unemotional traits. This is a full-time, salaried position with flexible start date and regular university employee benefits. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Role of Postdoctoral fellow: The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Dr. White and directly with participants in the clinical trial. They will co-lead and help coordinate most areas of the project, including staff training and supervision, data collection (e.g., clinical and psychophysiological indices), and they will assist with data analysis, interpretation, and publication of findings. They will work collaboratively on a daily basis with a large research team, including several faculty Co-Is, graduate and undergraduate research assistants, and staff at The Center for Youth Development and Intervention on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.

Qualifications: This position requires PhD in Clinical Psychology or a related field (e.g., experimental psychology, neuroscience, human development, child and family studies, social work). This position requires at least a one-year full-time commitment, with two or more years preferred. Prior research coordinator experience and prior experience working with children are preferred. Given that this project involves working with children and their caregivers outside of children’s school hours, it requires working on-site at the Center in afternoons, evenings and on weekends. This position is ideal for individuals interested in clinical research involving eye tracking and EEG. 

Application Deadline and Method of Application: This position is open until filled. Visit for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities. To be considered, the following materials must be uploaded with the application in a single PDF file: 1) A cover letter describing your research and clinical experience, interests, and goals, 2) A curriculum vita, 3) Available start date. Dr. White ( can also be contacted directly for questions regarding the application process or to learn more about the position.  

About The University of Alabama: The University of Alabama is an R1 (Very High Research Activity, Carnegie Classification) institution located on a beautiful 1,200-acre campus. The mission of the university is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state of Alabama and beyond through teaching, research, and service. The university is also committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus community in which every member can thrive.

The UA campus is located in the city of Tuscaloosa along the Black Warrior River. As one of Alabama’s most progressive cities, Tuscaloosa boasts hundreds of restaurants, a vibrant art and cultural scene, museums and historical sites, plentiful parks and lakes, and has recently been named the “Most Livable City in America”, one of America’s “100 Best Communities for Young People”, and one of the “50 Best College Towns.” Tuscaloosa is convenient to various popular destinations, including Birmingham, Montgomery, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Atlanta, Pensacola, and spectacular Gulf coast beaches.

About The Center for Youth Development and Intervention: The Center is a state-of-the-art research, training, and service facility that brings together investigators from diverse disciplines who share an interest in developmental psychopathology. The primary goal of the Center is to facilitate translational clinical science, targeting key processes in the prevention, remediation, and management of behavioral, emotional, and neurodevelopmental conditions from early childhood through early adulthood. The Center provides on-site and community-based training to providers, educators, and students in evidence-based assessment and intervention.

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