Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Clinical Affective Science

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position to work within the Clinical Affective Science Lab, directed by Dr. Karin Coifman ( The successful candidate will become part of several funded, multi-disciplinary investigations aiming to prospectively examine within-person affective processes in relation to psychological health outcomes. The CAS Lab employs a developmental psychopathology framework to investigate how emotional processes confer both risk and resilience to psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.  One significant project includes a cohort of N >10,000 young adults (

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work with Dr. Coifman to assist with existing data collection efforts, lab-management, manuscript preparation, grant development, and develop their own lines of inquiry. Specific training in advanced analytic methods, grantsmanship and grant writing are also a key part of this fellowship.  Post-doc fellows join a large, multi-disciplinary team, including additional faculty, grad and undergrad students, post-docs and staff and will build skills necessary for a successful research career.  Prior CAS Lab fellows have consistently gone on to faculty positions. Opportunities to complete supervised clinical hours requisite for licensure are also available.  This position is a minimum of two years, though renewal of annual appointments is dependent upon performance.  Salary is consistent with current NIH post-doctoral training levels and includes health insurance and a stipend for professional travel and research materials.

Post-doctoral applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology by summer 2024 and have completed an accredited internship, with demonstrated track record in research.  All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Coifman (kcoifman@kent.edu330-672-9155). Send a CV, three names for reference, and a cover letter describing research experience to:  Dr. Karin Coifman, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001 or by email to Applications will be reviewed immediately and start date is summer 2024.

Kent State University

Kent State ranks alongside other elite universities designated as very high-activity (R1) research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university has strong partnerships with regional medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals and NASA. Kent State, located in Kent, OH, is an eight-system campus, doctoral-granting public institution that enrolls approximately 42,000 students and offers more than 300 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. The Department of Psychological Sciences is a highly productive, collaborative research environment. The department has over 80 students in doctoral degree programs and over 1000 undergraduate majors. Kent, OH is an inexpensive college town with close proximity to national parks, arts and culture. Students and faculty often live within walking distance. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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