Postdoctoral Fellow

University Postdoctoral Fellow 1, Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities (CMHD)

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks to hire a postdoctoral clinical researcher for a 1-2 year position in the Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities (CMHD), directed by Monnica Williams, Ph.D. The position requires a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-approved program and completion of a one-year internship. The selected candidate will work closely with Dr. Williams on all aspects of her work and gain valuable experience as a researcher and clinician.

The CMHD currently has several research tracks, including (1) OCD studies with a focus on the impact of OCD on marital satisfaction, sexual obsessions in OCD, and instrument development; (2) minority mental health, with an emphasis on assessing and treating race-based trauma and PTSD in African Americans and Hispanic Americans; (3) interventions to reduce racism through social connection; and (4) improving cultural competence in the delivery of clinical care.

Primary research-related responsibilities will focus on lab management, implementation of research projects, writing of grant applications, and assisting with manuscripts for publication. The primary clinical responsibilities will be attending weekly supervision, attending didactic seminars and trainings, participation in clinical team meetings, clinical data collection, data analysis, management of the lab in social media and development of new clinical programming. Some work may take place at the UCONN Medical Center in Farmington and Hartford.

This position will allow the selected candidate to acquire expertise in evidence-based interventions for OCD, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Additional specialized training will be provided for working with racial and ethnic minority clients. The Post-doctoral fellow will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities at UConn, including clinical and research seminars, lectures and workshops. Priority will be given to candidates with an interest in developing an independent research career. Candidates must have experience working with ethnic minorities and bilingual (Spanish speaking) candidates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved program, completion of a one-year internship, experience in conducting clinical research and data analysis, experience working with ethnic minorities, applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of the laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members, excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent organizational skills.

Appointment Terms

This is a 12-month, full-time, end-date position with healthcare benefits. Salary range is contingent upon post degree experience in accordance with NRSA rates. Anticipated start date is at completion of search.

To Apply

Applicants are asked to upload the following to UConn Careers ( letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication and contact information for 3 references. Please submit inquiries to Monnica Williams, Ph.D., at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is closed. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017265).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 4, 2017.

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