UCSD postdoc

Christine Harris and Michael McCullough in the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego seek a full-time post-doctoral fellow to help them establish a multi-year program of research on envy. The position comes with two years of funding (including salary and benefits), with the possibility of renewal. In this program of research, we seek insights into (a) the causes of envy, (b) the effects of envy on interpersonal and psychological functioning, and (c) the effectiveness of interventions for helping people reduce their envy. Successful candidates must possess a PhD in psychology, although candidates who have not yet completed their dissertations will receive full consideration. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in the study of emotion (including emotion regulation), personality,  interpersonal relationships, or decision-making. The ideal candidate will also have experience with conducting experiments involving real-time social interaction (in the laboratory or online), and will possess advanced skills in statistics (e.g., structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling), computational models of social decision-making, and preferably both. UC San Diego’s policies regarding post-doctoral fellowships, including details on compensation, can be found here: https://postdoc.ucsd.edu/postdocs/appointment-guidelines.html.
To inquire about the position, please e-mail a cover letter and a CV to Mike McCullough at memccullough@ucsd.edu.