Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-POSTDOCTORALFELLOW [#14079]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Health / Health
Psychology / Health Psychology
Starting Date:2019/08/01
Appl Deadline:2019/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/18, finished 2020/04/05, listed until 2019/09/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Drs. Laura Glynn and Elysia Davis, at Departments of Psychology at Chapman University and the University of Denver, respectively, invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. The start date is negotiable, and may begin immediately.

The position funded by a National Institute of Mental Health Conte Center ( grant is titled: Fragmented early-life experiences, aberrant circuit maturation, and emotional vulnerabilities. Fellows may be funded and supported for up to 3 years, pending performance and grant support. The position will be located at Chapman University and involves close collaboration with both PI’s.

Chapman University offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs and has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through innovative research and teaching. Ranked #5 among western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman University has recently achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More information about the University is available at The university is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at

QUALIFICATIONS We are seeking candidates whose research interests and experience include mood disorders, the role of early life adversity in mental health, developmental psychopathology, and risk mechanisms.

Required Qualifications • Ph.D. or an equivalent of a doctoral degree by the start of employment.

Desired Qualifications • Advanced data analysis skills. • Prior clinical research experience. • Strong interpersonal skills. • Excellent organizational skills to help enable management of a large multi-component project.

RESPONSIBILITIES The main project for this position examines the role of a unique indicator of prenatal and early life adversity; unpredictability on child, adolescent and young adult mental health. We seek applicants whose research interests and experience will contribute to the scientific goals of the center. In these projects, which are part of the larger P50 effort, we are examining the role of a unique indicator of prenatal and early life adversity – unpredictability – on child, adolescent and young adult mental health. Project aims will be tested in two large longitudinal cohorts of individuals who have been followed prospectively from before birth. During the current funding period participants in one cohort will be assessed at ages 3, 4.5 and 6 and in the other at ages 16 and 18. Comprehensive assessments include parent and self-report, behavioral observation, home visits, methylomics, clinical diagnostic interviews and neuroimaging.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive mentoring from Drs. Laura Glynn and Elysia Davis, Departments of Psychology at Chapman University and University of Denver, respectively. Under their mentorship, the Fellow will have the opportunity to write manuscripts in the area of emotion, stress, and health with other preexisting datasets; develop health intervention studies; mentor undergraduates; and apply for foundation and federal grants. In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with faculty at the Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH;

Duties include data analysis, manuscript preparation and structured interviews.

CONTACT INFORMATION Applicants should electronically submit a CV, and contact information for three professional references. If you have additional questions you may reach out to Dr. Laura Glynn at or Dr. Elysia Davis at

This position will remain posted until filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(714) 289-2075
One University Drive Orange, CA 92866

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