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Postdoctoral Associate in Clinical Health Psychology Research
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/20/2021
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Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details


Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Associate in Clinical Health Psychology Research
Department SAS - Psychology
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary

The Rutgers Emotion, Health and Behavior (REHAB) Lab at the Department of Psychology of Rutgers University is seeking post-doctoral applicants with strong clinical skills and research experience, especially with a focus on anxiety and health. This two-year position is particularly well suited for someone who wishes to gain supervised experience (clinical assessment and intervention) in clinical psychology to prepare them for licensure.

The postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to work on an NIH-funded study – a Phase II efficacy trial of our novel cognitive-behavioral intervention, Behavioral Exposure For Interoceptive Tolerance (BE-FIT), to target exercise anxiety and increase physical activity adherence in patients attending outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. The position entails liaising with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital physicians and staff, study coordination, participant recruitment, data collection/management, data analysis, acting as a study therapist delivering the BE-FIT intervention, and mentorship in the areas of health psychology research and practice.

A doctoral degree in psychology (e.g., health, social, clinical, or counseling), public health, kinesiology, or a related field is required. Prior experience in clinical trial research with an interest in clinical health psychology and focus in anxiety is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, strong data analytic skills, and superb written and verbal communication skills are desired.

*This is a grant funded position.

Posting Number 21FA0572
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date

Minimum Education and Experience

Doctoral degree in psychology (e.g., health, social, clinical, or counseling), public health, kinesiology, or a related field is required to ensure adequate scientific training and clinical experience to carry out study management duties as well as competent supervised delivery of the clinical intervention.

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong clinical skills are required.

Prior experience in clinical trial research with an interest in clinical health psychology and focus in anxiety is preferred. Strong data analytic skills (SPSS, Process, etc.) and superb written and verbal communication skills are desired.

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in one or more of the following areas: (a) research in behavioral medicine, (b) clinical trial coordination, © data management, (d) clinical intervention in medical setting/for medical population, (e) exposure interventions for anxiety disorders.

Certifications/Licenses

NA

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The postdoc will be familiar with technology such as the wearable physiological monitors (Fitbits) participants will be using as well as electronic health records. This skill is not required to obtain the position. They will also use software such as Excel and SPSS for data management.

Equipment Utilized

NA

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The primary work environment will be the Cardiac Rehab clinics of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Applicants will arrange own transportation to RWJ facility in downtown New Brunswick and should have a professional clinical demeanor appropriate to a behavioral medicine setting and ability to work effectively within a coordinated care team.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to provide three letters of reference.

Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/132726
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Located on Livingston Campus of Rutgers University in suburban Piscataway, NJ, on the Northeast Corridor, with commuting access to New York City, Princeton, and Philadelphia.





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