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Postdoctoral Scholar - Motivation Lab
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 10/14/2020
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Postdoctoral scholar positions are available to pursue digital health research on behavioral interventions and health behavior change in The Motivation Lab, Department of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University. The lab is currently funded by NIH and NSF to develop and evaluate just-in-time behavioral interventions for promoting physical activity and fluid intake. Our goal is to make health behavior change more enjoyable, less effortful, or both. The scholar will have opportunities and to publish from existing and new datasets, design and conduct pilot studies, and collaborate on grant writing (including submitting their own grants).

Candidates should have

  • obtained a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field (e.g., exercise psychology, behavioral nutrition, bioinformatics, or developmental methodology),
  • published at least one peer-reviewed paper as first author,
  • interests in intensive longitudinal data and optimization, and
  • experience with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary collaboration.

Interested applicants should upload

  • a cover letter describing their relevant experience, research interests and professional goals,
  • a current CV, and
  • the names of three professional references.

Scholars will be appointed for one-year with renewal possible based on performance and availability of funding. Applications should be addressed to Dr. David Conroy (conroy@psu.edu ). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Postdoctoral scholar positions are available to pursue digital health research on behavioral interventions and health behavior change in The Motivation Lab, Department of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University. The lab is currently funded by NIH and NSF to develop and evaluate just-in-time behavioral interventions for promoting physical activity and fluid intake. Our goal is to make health behavior change more enjoyable, less effortful, or both. The scholar will have opportunities and to publish from existing and new datasets, design and conduct pilot studies, and collaborate on grant writing (including submitting their own grants).

Candidates should have

  • obtained a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field (e.g., exercise psychology, behavioral nutrition, bioinformatics, or developmental methodology),
  • published at least one peer-reviewed paper as first author,
  • interests in intensive longitudinal data and optimization, and
  • experience with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary collaboration.

Interested applicants should upload

  • a cover letter describing their relevant experience, research interests and professional goals,
  • a current CV, and
  • the names of three professional references.

Scholars will be appointed for one-year with renewal possible based on performance and availability of funding. Applications should be addressed to Dr. David Conroy (conroy@psu.edu ). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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