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Postdoctoral position at Washington State University-Vancouver

News Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 08:30

Job description/duties: NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Ladd at Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver available immediately. Primary role will be as project coordinator on a project examining client language during motivational interviewing and interventions informed by behavioral economics (BE) as a mechanism of behavior change in young adults engaged in risky alcohol use (R01 AA027209-01A1). Job responsibilities include: 1) coordinating research team, 2) learning novel client language coding system, 3) conducting ongoing interrater reliability analyses, 4) managing project datasets, and 5) assisting with manuscript preparation and submission. Applicant will have the opportunity to conduct independent research related to the project and Dr. Ladd’s research interests (WSU offers multiple internal funding options, such as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program, Teaching and/or clinical opportunities may be available depending on applicant’s interests and training goals.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or related disciplines, with a demonstrated record of strong writing skills and ability to work with/manage a research team. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in addictions/substance use. 

Salary/Benefits: Salary is based on the NIH pay scale, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see

To apply: Submit a cover letter and CV to Dr. Benjamin Ladd at Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. WSU seeks applicants who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 

As part of the WSU system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment, serving over 3000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest in Vancouver, WA 10 miles north of Portland, OR, Vancouver offers a reasonable cost of living, a relatively mild climate, and easy access to a wide range of cultural and recreational activities.

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