JobID 6663 : Post Doctorate Research Fellow (#2026020)

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Department of Psychology and Department of Nursing, Post Doctorate Research Fellow, Position #00013504
The Department of Psychology and the Department of Nursing is seeking a Post Doctorate Research Fellow starting no later than July 1, 2020 to study the effects of dietary macronutrients on sleep and the possible mediating effects on behavioral and cognitive flight performance of pilots.
This position is part of UND’s Postdoctoral Seed Funding Program that aims to enhance the postdoctoral culture at the university and provide faculty with the assistance necessary to prepare, submit, and manage multiple competitive external grants. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for a second year, pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding. The appointment will be full-time and benefited with a flexible start date of no later than July 1, 2020.
The Post Doctorate Research Fellow is a position under the joint supervision of Dr. Glenda Lindseth (Department of Nursing) and Dr. Thomas Petros (Department of Psychology).
Housed within the University of North Dakota’s College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (CNPD), the Department of Nursing has 65 full-time faculty and approximately 275 undergraduate majors and 338 graduate students enrolled in baccalaureate, masters of science, Doctor of Nursing Practice accredited degree programs, and a research-focused PhD degree in Nursing program.
Housed within the University of North Dakota’s largest college, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Psychology has 16 full-time faculty and approximately 550 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students with programs in Clinical (APA-approved), Experimental, and Forensic Psychology.
Duties & Responsibilities
A primary goal of this funding program is the generation of multiple major research proposals to external agencies. At least one major proposal directly connected with the proposed research will be submitted for each year of this two-year program. The post doctorate research fellow will independently submit at least one external proposal for their own support in each year of this two-year award. The post doctorate research fellow will also have the opportunity to publish multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and give scientific presentations at professional conferences.
The post doctorate research fellow will also be involved in accomplishing the following goals:
Goal 1.  With the Co-PI’s, will work through a NSF/NIH-focused Mentoring Plan.
Goal 2.  Will prepare a literature review to study fatigue, mood and cognitive performance.
Goal 3.  Will participate in Responsible Conduct for Research Training.
Goal 4.  Will work with Dr. Lindseth on dietary interventions and sleep protocols of pilots.
Goal 5.  Will work with Dr. Petros on cognitive assessments and data analysis.
Goal 6.  Will work with a Check pilot to develop a tool to evaluate UAS flight performance.
Goal 7.  With the Co-PI’s, will develop a proposal for the DoD Medical and Materiel Command to focus on the effects of nutrition on sleep and cognitive performance.
Goal 8.  With the Co-PI’s, will develop a proposal for the US Air Force Research Office to focus on cognitive performance.
Goal 9.  Will develop a proposal for the NIH to examine the role of exercise, dietary intake and sleep on health behaviors in older and diverse populations.
Goal 10. With the Co-PIs, will prepare semi-annual reports on the research and funding progress.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • PhD in psychology or nursing by July 1, 2020
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.
Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:

  • Grant writing experience for submission to federal agencies
  • Experience with advanced quantitative research methods (SEM, hierarchical linear modeling, etc.)
  • Evidence of strong publication record
  • Experience with behavioral research
To Apply
For full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2020 and include the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references
Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Glenda Lindseth or Dr. Thomas Petros. Position is open until filled.

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