Postdoctoral Fellowship in Facial Affect Sensitivity Training Intervention
Location: The University of Alabama, Center for Youth Development and Intervention
Overview: Dr. Bradley A. White, director of the Cognition, Emotion, and Self-Regulation Lab, is actively seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to our newly-funded NIMH R61/R33 clinical trial. This study will test a computerized Facial Affect Sensitivity Training Intervention that focuses on improving affect sensitivity in children ages 6-9 with callous-unemotional traits. This is a currently open, full-time, salaried position with regular university employee benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately 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. They will oversee data collection including psychophysiological (eye-tracking and EEG) indices, and be involved in data analysis and interpretation. They will be involved in manuscript development and dissemination of study 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 a Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or a related field. The postdoc fellow must commit to a full-time one- to two-year research appointment. The possibility of the appointment extending longer can also be discussed. Prior research coordinator experience is preferred. Given child participants will be seen outside of school hours, some evening and weekend hours are required.
Application Requirements: To apply, candidates should submit an electronic packet with the following items to Dr. Bradley White (firstname.lastname@example.org): 1) A cover letter describing your research and clinical experience, interests, and goals, 2) A curriculum vita, 3) Names and contact information for three professional references, 4) Available start date. Dr. Bradley White (email@example.com) can also be contacted 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 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 UA 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.