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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Psychology
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Work Stress and Recovery Lab (PI: Dr. Charles Calderwood) in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a large-scale project focused on connections between workday experiences and commuting safety behaviors. The project has a specific focus on how different daily work conditions and work-related strain reactions influence both pre-work and post-work unsafe commuting behaviors. The position will have a particular emphasis on evaluating and modeling complex temporal trends and trajectories in how these work conditions and work-related strain reactions relate to commuting safety indicators over time.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in industrial / organizational psychology, quantitative psychology, or a closely related field, with particular experience in applying complex multilevel statistical applications. The candidate needs to have experience mentoring more junior scholars (e.g., Master's and Ph.D. students, undergraduate research assistants). The candidate should have experience both in presenting scientific research at national conferences and publishing in high quality applied psychology peer-reviewed journals. Excellent communications and writing skills are essential to success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have expertise or proficiency conducting multilevel statistical analyses in MPlus and R. Preferred candidates will have a track record of publishing quantitatively sophisticated peer-reviewed research that involves analyzing and evaluating temporal trends in psychological variables over time.

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Review Date

March 11, 2024

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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