Jobs in the Department of Psychology

Arizona State University  |  Department of Psychology  

Assistant Research Professional  JOB# 11274
The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for Assistant Research Professional to work closely with faculty investigators to plan, direct, organize, and execute a qualitative research study in five Arizona high schools, identify and acquire necessary resources, and coordinate efforts by all parties to ensure timely completion according to expectations. Read More.


Post-Doctoral Researcher, Social Psychology JOB# 11280 (Posted 9/10/15).
The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral researcher position to begin November 2015. The researcher will help advance a program of research on the psychology of modern disasters, such as climate change and cyber attacks. The successful candidate will be located in the Culture and Decision Science Lab, Department of Psychology, working with Dr. Virginia Kwan. This position is funded by a NSF grant consisting of a wide network of collaborators within engineering, psychology, and information sciences, as well as industry collaborators. The requirements for this position include: (1) a PhD in Social Psychology or a related discipline by time of appointment; (2) evidence of scholarly contributions in relevant fields; and (3) training in research on social psychology, judgment and decision making, and/or sustainability, and strong background in quantitative methods and academic writing. The successful candidate will plan, coordinate, and engage in the research project. Read More.


Post-doctoral Training Position, Research Training in Drug Abuse/HIV Prevention: Closing the Research-Practice Gap (Posted 6/18/15.)
ASU's Department of Psychology and its REACH Institute invite applications for a NIDA-funded T32 post-doctoral training program focusing on closing the research-practice gap in drug abuse and HIV prevention. Training is delivered through individually-tailored programs of coursework in drug abuse, HIV, and implementation science and through mentored research experience. Trainees select multiple mentors from a large and multidisciplinary faculty whose work includes preventive interventions with children and families in settings including schools, health care, community mental health settings, and family courts. Emphases include implementation science for the adoption and sustainability of preventive interventions in natural service delivery settings; interventions for ethnically diverse populations; and quantitative methods in prevention science. Training is for a two-year period. For further information, visit the T-32 home page and the REACH Institute. TO APPLY: interested candidates should electronically send a vita, statement of research and training goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 July 2015 and continue until positions are filled.


Post-Doctoral Scholar, Evolution & Behavior JOB# 11058  (Posted 12/31/14.)
NOTE: The cooperation theory position is currently open; the microbiome post-doc has been filled (effective 9/10/15).
The Department of Psychology at ASU invites applications for a Postdoctoral scholar in Evolution and Behavior. A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Athena Aktipis’ lab for individuals with a PhD in Biology, Psychology or related discipline to work on the role of the microbiome (and biome) in health and human behavior using an evolutionary approach. There has been recent rapid progress in our understanding of the importance of the microbiome in human health and the role of the gut-brain axis in shaping cognitive and behavioral predispositions.  This position will use experimental and modeling approaches to investigate the evolutionary pressures and proximate mechanisms shaping human-microbe interactions including addressing questions such as (1) Does the microbiome directly or indirectly influence human eating preferences? (2) Are taste/smell perception and the disgust response influenced by the microbiome? (3) Are human social behaviors and mating behaviors influenced by the microbiome?  To be eligible for these positions, applicants must have training in evolutionary biology and methodological expertise in human laboratory experiments and/or microbiome analysis. Other desired qualifications include training in statistical analysis and computational modeling. Read More.


ASU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  

For other jobs at ASU, please visit the university's employment page: Jobs at ASU.

ASU Psychology Building, 950 S. McAllister Ave | P.O. Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
Phone: 480-965-7598 | Fax: 480-965-8544 | Contact Us