Employment

Instructional Positions

Lecturer, 2023-24, Part-time

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for part-time lecturers to teach courses that may occur in Fall 2023 (August 28, 2023 - January 10, 2024), Spring 2024 (January 11, 2023 - May 26, 2024), or the Summer 2024 session. The Psychology Department occasionally needs lecturers to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty members or graduate students. This search will establish a “pool” of instructors if such openings occur during the 2023/24 academic year. Teaching may be for day, evening or online courses. Appointments may or may not be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching and research has prepared them to contribute to the Psychology Department’s commitment to working with a diverse student population, and in building inclusivity, diversity, and equity into their courses. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 355770 (single course) or 355771 (multi-course).

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Associate (TRiCAM Lab)

The Translational Research in Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms (TRiCAM) laboratory is a research laboratory within the Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral associate. This position is ideal for a clinical psychology post-doc interested in advanced project management experience, including supervising staff, and MRI data acquisition and processing (structural, fMRI) in people with early psychosis or psychosis risk syndromes. The successful applicant will join an active laboratory under the direction of Professor Angus MacDonald with a team of full-time staff, graduate students and undergraduate researchers addressing a broad array of questions of interest to clinical cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology. In particular, you will have a leadership role in a multidisciplinary center grant that will pursue longitudinal fMRI data collection in patients with early psychosis. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 356565.Postdoctoral Traineeship in Genetic and Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Addiction, its Risk Factors, and Consequences

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts is searching for a postdoctoral trainee as part of an NIH Training Grant (T32). Read more about the position and apply

Postdoctoral Associate (MCTFR)

Professor Scott Vrieze and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research is seeking postdoctoral scholars to investigate the nature, origins, and development of addiction, psychopathology, and related conditions using genetically informative designs. These include genome-wide association studies and large longitudinal twin and adoption designs.  Individuals in the position will report directly to Dr. Vrieze, but will be able to avail themselves of resources in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota as well as the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, led by Profs Vrieze along with Bill Iacono, Matt McGue, Sylia Wilson, Monica Luciana, and Steve Malone. Both of these institutions have a vibrant history and exciting future in the use of genetic designs to understand the nature and origins of behavior and human experience.  Initial appointment will be for 12 months but is renewable annually, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 352388.

Staff Positions

NeuroHealth Research Assistant (MCTFR)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research seeks a “NeuroHealth Research Assistant” (8352P1: Research Professional 1) responsible for collecting MRI, neuropsych, psychophysiology and biospecimens. This position also requires processing MRI, psychophysiology and biospecimen data. This position works closely with the MCTFR Principal Health Tech, interviewers and other research assistants to assess MCTFR and ABCD research participants, and requires participation in safety and quality control feedback meetings. Candidate expectations are: (1) Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related research experience; (2) comfortable collecting blood or other biological specimens; (3) must be comfortable working with a diverse subject pool; and (4) ability to work on most Saturdays. Salary range is $41,600- $52K. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System, referencing Job Opening ID 360738. 

STRIPE Lab Research Specialist, Part-time

The STRIPE Lab (Social Team Research in Promoting Health Equity) laboratory in the University of Minnesota Department of Psychology seeks to hire a Research Specialist (0001: Non-Exempt Temporary or Casual, approximately 10 hours per week) responsible for supporting the conduct of human psychological research and providing general support to researchers in and affiliated with the lab. The Research Specialist will work as part of a team to refine research protocols, supervise undergraduate research assistants, and help establish foundational processes for research in the lab. The Research Specialist may also contribute to scientific writing and perform statistical analyses under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and other members of the team to establish and maintain data integrity and to test various hypotheses. The laboratory is running a number of studies related to social, cultural, and structural determinants of health and well-being and addressing health disparities among marginalized and minoritized populations. This position is ideal for a college graduate interested in counseling psychology and health psychology research who wants to grow their career and professional development related to research. The successful applicant will join an active laboratory with a team of graduate and undergraduate researchers addressing a broad array of questions of interest to counseling psychology. You will have the opportunity to learn advanced techniques, publish scientific papers, attend conferences, and build your network with collaborators across the U.S. and internationally. Work is primarily onsite at Elliott Hall on the East Bank, Twin Cities Campus. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 360391.

Fraser Lab – Researcher 1 (8352R1)

The Fraser Lab at the University of Minnesota (https://www.fraserlab.net/) will open in September 2024 and is recruiting a full-time research technician to help establish the lab. As a part of the Department of Psychology we are involved in the greater neuroscience research community at the University of Minnesota which provides excellent access to training and professional development. The Fraser Lab is interested in the neurobiological basis of motivated behavior and investigates how defined brain circuits contribute to behavioral regulation. We make use of modern neuroscience approaches to record and manipulate neural activity in real-time as rodents perform complex behavioral tasks to relate precise aspects of neural activity to well-defined psychological processes. To do so, we regularly use optogenetics, chemogenetics, calcium imaging, biosensors, electrophysiology, and immunohistochemistry. Our ultimate goal is to decipher the neural mechanisms regulating behavior and to characterize how these are altered in psychiatric illness, such as addiction, or by differences in lived experience, such as after early life adversity, to potentially identify novel therapeutics. We seek a team member who can assist in the setting up of the lab, who is able to work closely with the PI, and is enthusiastic about team-building and growth. Work is primarily onsite at Elliott Hall on the East Bank, Twin Cities Campus. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 361453.