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Postdoctoral Research Scholar-Arizona Twin Project

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Department of Psychology


Tempe campus

Open Date

Jun 13, 2024


Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Arizona State University, Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join the Arizona Twin Project (ATP) under the supervision of Drs. Mary Davis, Leah Doane, and Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant. The postdoctoral research scholar will join a large and cohesive team managing the longitudinal ATP that spans from infancy through adolescence. The diverse ATP is focused on longitudinal modeling of risk (e.g., early adversity, HPA axis, immune function, epigenetics, emotional dysregulation, neighborhood) and resilience processes (e.g., self-regulation, health behaviors, social relationships, family, community) for mental and physical health outcomes (e.g., internalizing and externalizing psychopathology, sleep, and chronic pain). Primary duties include staff supervision, data analysis, and writing empirical research papers. Strong professional development is provided (e.g., ethics, generative AI, teaching innovations, grant writing, faculty job applications). The ideal candidate will have expertise in behavior genetics, mental or physical health development, experience conducting research with community samples including adolescents, strong quantitative and writing abilities, as well as aspirations for a research-oriented career.

The position is full-time, fiscal-year (12-month), benefits-eligible appointments with no tenure implications. This position is 100% research. For clinical candidates, there are no built-in clinical hours, though gaining clinical hours for licensure may be possible through the clinics at ASU outside of your committed time in the postdoctoral position. Start date is flexible.


Minimum Qualifications include:

1. Must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or related field by time of appointment or within the past three years.

2. Evidence of advanced statistical training.

3. Evidence of excellence in scientific writing.

4. Expertise in one or more project research areas.

5. Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Developmental, quantitative, or clinical specialization.

2. Research mentoring/supervisory experience.

3. Expertise in genetically informed study designs such as twin studies.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio.

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Statement of research interests

4. Two representative publications

5. Three letters of recommendation to be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly.

Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant, PhD. at klemery@asu.edu. Please mention that you are applying for the ATP postdoctoral appointment.

Application deadline is August 15, 2024. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.

Salary range is $61,008.00 to $64,356.00 depending on years of previous experience.

Arizona State University is located in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metropolitan area and offers all of the amenities of a large urban/winter resort area. Learn more about the Department of Psychology by viewing https://psychology.asu.edu/ and about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.