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Postdoctoral Scholar Prevention Science Institute

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Psychology

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for positions located in our Eugene office, Portland office, or both offices, as positions may arise in either location. Also, indicate if you would like your application considered for part-time positions, full-time positions, or both.

Due to the broad nature of the available research positions, please indicate if you have experience with any of the following: standardized assessments, standardized surveys & interviews, behavioral coding, working with families and children, working with high-risk families, working with foster families, working with children with special needs, experience with home interviews, and experience with neurobiological measures (i.e., RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI).

Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multidisciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The PSI evolved from the Child and Family Center, which remains as a center within the PSI.

The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is a research institute designed for collaboration between faculty across disciplines, including psychology, social and affective neuroscience, development, and education, and others who are interested in prevention.

The University of Oregon and the Prevention Science Institute are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Position Summary
Postdoctoral scholars conduct research under the direction of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research training. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance.

Postdoctoral scholar opportunities may arise in the PSI and the Child and Family Center (within the PSI). These positions are primarily funded by federal grants with research aims related to understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. Candidates with professional or academic interests in any of these areas are encouraged to apply; applicants will be screened as needs arise. Successful candidates will have professional experience and a commitment to working effectively with research participants and staff from diverse backgrounds. Candidates with fluency in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements
- PhD in a related field by start of position.
- Experience in the field of Research

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience with standardized assessments
-Experience with standardized surveys & interviews
-Experience with behavioral coding
-Experience working with children and families
-Experience working with high-risk families
-Experience working with foster families
-Experience working with children with special needs
-Experience with home interviews
-Experience with neurobiological measures (i.e., RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI, etc.)

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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