Mentor: Bulent Turan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology. Director, Social Science Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Email:  

The Social Science Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. Current projects examine psycho-social factors and how these affect physical and mental health outcomes, with a special focus on people living with HIV (for more information: ). The position is for one year initially, with the potential of one year extension. Duties of the post-doctoral fellow will include: participating in and preparing conference presentations and scientific articles for publication, overseeing data collection, conducting data analyses, supervising research assistants, and interfacing and working with researchers and practitioners who are collaborators.

Minimum Requirements

An advanced research or clinical degree is required for this position. Individuals may have a PhD in Psychology, Sociology, Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, Public Health, or related fields. Individuals with an MD, DO, ND, or other advanced clinical degree are also eligible to apply if they have substantial research experience.

Other Requirements

The applicant should have strong writing skills, since writing manuscripts will be a major part of the duties in this position. A good publication record is desirable. Possession of skills in unique statistical and data-analytic techniques (e.g., HLM, SEM) is helpful, but not required. 

Interested applicants please send curriculum vitae and contact information (e-mail and phone) for at least three references to the email address above.

Deadline: No deadline. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards.

The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university‚Äôs 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.