April 27, 2015

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Position - NASA-funded Project at the University of Houston

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Position Available - NASA-funded Project at the University of Houston

The Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH) at the University of Houston has an exciting opportunity for a FT postdoctoral research fellow to assist with a project funded by NASA. Negative psychological reactions can develop in space due to isolation, confinement, demanding work schedules, stimulus reduction, sleep disruption, and a range of other stressors. Long-duration space flight will substantially extend exposure to these stressors but the probability, severity, and consequences of negative psychological reactions are relatively unknown. The overarching aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive psychological/ neurobehavioral symptoms checklist for long-duration space flight. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the project PI in coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the study including data collection among several analogue cohorts. Excellent communication skills are necessary as the fellow will be responsible for ongoing communication with NASA staff. Strong organizational, data management and writing skills are also essential. The fellow will also be expected to participate in other ongoing research projects at SACH. The ideal candidate will have a PhD. in Clinical Psychology but applicants with other relevant doctoral degrees will be considered. The salary and benefits package is competitive. Inquiries and application materials, including a letter of research interests and goals, CV, and three letters of reference, should be sent to the project PI, Dr. Candice Alfano at caalfano@uh.edu.

The University of Houston (UH) is the leading public research university in Houston and the second most racially/ethnically diverse university in the U.S. It is designated as a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Foundation. UH is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the NASA Johnson Space Center offering extensive opportunity for research collaboration. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.

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