Postdoctoral Research Associate The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia

Jul 13, 2020

The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate in Psychology.  The research associate will work in the lab of Professor Joseph Allen and participate in Psychology projects funded by internal funding.  This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week. 

This position is to lead an intervention enhancing social connection targeting entering UVA students and to assist in the evaluation and dissemination of results regarding the intervention.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related areas within Psychology related discipline is required by the appointment start date.  A strong background in adolescent development is preferred.  The most qualified applicants will have: 1) expertise in group interventions for adolescents and young adults, 2) demonstrated competence in training and supervising student leaders of group interventions, 3) experience with quantitative and qualitative data analyses of clinical trials of interventions, 4) excellent written and oral communication skills, 5) clinician-level expertise assessing serious mental health problems and suicidal risk.

TO APPLY: Apply online at  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 8, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For further information about the position, please contact Joseph Allen, Professor, at, though NOTE: until applications are received timely answers may not be available for questions.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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