Postdoctoral Fellow

Oklahoma State University
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The Unidos Se Puede/United We Can project is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oklahoma State University. The Unidos Se Puede/United We Can project is funded by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and an endowment from the George Kaiser Family Foundation. In this project, we study the effects of migration-related stress on Latino adolescent health and behavior as well as whether a psycho-educational intervention can buffer against or ameliorate the effects of migration-related stress on the health and behavior of Latino adolescents. Primary job responsibilities include:
1) Oversee data collection, management and analysis for the project;
2) Supervise graduate research assistants;
3) Work with program implementation team to refine and improve the intervention;
4) Contribute to manuscript and grant development;
5) Disseminate findings to appropriate professional and community partners.

The successful applicant will have excellent writing and quantitative skills to analyze project data and co-author manuscripts for publication as well as expertise in content areas, including, but not limited to: (1) immigration and acculturation, (2) adolescent alcohol and substance use, (3) psychosocial and physiologic markers of stress, (4) parent/child relationships, (5) academic motivation and engagement, and (6) processes that underlie academic, social, and psychological well-being.

Project investigators in the Department of Human Development and Family Science and the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University are (in alphabetical order) Mathew Brosi, Julie Croff, Ronald Cox, Isaac Washburn.

Appointment Term: The position is a one-year appointment beginning as early as September 1, 2020, with possibility for renewal dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

  • Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science or related field with well-developed research expertise and interests connected to the foci of the project.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially with regard to scientific writing.

  • Strong quantitative skills (including familiarity with data management and strong data analysis skills, especially longitudinal data analysis; proficiency in STATA is a plus).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working collaboratively with researchers and other professionals, including administrators, academic professionals, and practitioners in the field.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred but not required.

Job Overview


233 Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
United States

How to Apply

To apply please submit a cover letter, up-to-date CV, contact information for three references, and a writing sample to Dr. Sumeyra Sahbaz [email protected].

Application Deadline
Open until filled