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Postdoctoral Scholar Prevention Science Institute - Open Pool

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

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

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as need arises

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be 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, experience with neurobiological methods (i.e., cortisol, genetic data, RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI), advanced methodologies, and/or longitudinal research.

For questions regarding specific postdoctoral opportunities within the Prevention Science Institute, please email

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 houses multiple centers, including the Center for Translational Neuroscience and the Child and Family Center.

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. PSI scientists are very collaborative in their research activities and postdocs are expected to serve in both lead and supporting roles in manuscript development and other project activities. The nature of the work is relatively fast-paced and we value rigor, reproducibility, and productivity in scholarship from all members of the research team, while maintaining a positive and supportive work environment. 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.

Minimum Requirements
• PhD in a related field by start of position.
• Experience in the field of Research
• Evidence of scholarship (e.g., publications, presentations, grant submissions)
• Evidence of ability to work as part of a collaborative scientific team

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., cortisol genetic data, RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI, etc.)
• Experience with longitudinal research studies

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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