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Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSF in Health Psychology and Stress

The Stress Measurement Network at the University of California, San Francisco seeks a postdoctoral

scholar to contribute to ongoing research in stress science. 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 the measurement of stress in research studies and bringing together experts from around the world to debate, improve, and develop innovative measures of stress. Stress Network leadership includes co-directors Drs. Elissa Epel and Wendy Berry Mendes, associate directors Drs. Aric Prather and Alexandra Crosswell, and executive director Dr. Kimberly Lockwood.


The Stress Network is seeking a postdoc with interests in stress science or well-being, especially in the following areas: racism and race-related stress, environmental exposures, pandemic-related stress, climate-change distress, eudaimonic well-being, and well-being interventions. There will also be opportunities to work on a large-scale app-based study that captures ecological momentary assessments of stress, and daily experiences of emotions, health behaviors, and physiologic parameters. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects focused on stress and well-being and develop an independent line of research as a strong foundation for an independent research career.


We are seeking applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups who are interested in submitting a diversity supplement linked with the Stress Network Measurement R24, with strong mentorship from the Stress Network leadership.


Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology or a related field, demonstrated skills in scientific publishing and presentation, and strong quantitative data analysis skills. Start date is flexible, with August 2021 preferred.

Please send us a brief email stating your research interests and your CV by November 30th, 2020. Emails

should be sent to,,, and

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