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Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSF in Health Psychology/Stress

Applications due May 15th, 2023 to

The Stress Measurement Network at the University of California, San Francisco seeks a postdoctoral scholar to develop expertise in stress science and assist with Network activities. The Stress Measurement Network is funded by an R24 grant through the National Institute on Aging.

The goal of the Network is to better understand the relationship between stress and health by improving measurement and mechanistic models, fostering research on stress and aging using the HRS family, and testing stress reduction interventions. Stress Network leaders include Drs. Elissa Epel, Wendy Berry Mendes, and Aric Prather (UCSF) and George Slavich (UCLA). We work closely with the UCSF/UCB/Harvard Emotional Well Being network, also focused on interventions.

The Stress Network is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interests in stress science, including in the areas of racism and race-related stress, climate change distress, short term or experimental interventions, and physiological and cellular measures of stress. The postdoctoral scholar will have a strong mentorship team and the opportunity to work on a range of projects, while focusing on developing their independent research program and grant writing skills. They will spend a small amount of time helping oversee the administration of the Stress Network.

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology or a related field, demonstrated skills in scientific publishing, and strong quantitative data analysis skills. We are especially seeking applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups  

The start date is July 1, 2023, or earlier. Please send us a brief email titled “Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stress Science” stating your research interests and your CV by May 15th, 2023 to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.


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