Saturday, June 27, 2009

Two post-doctoral positions in personality psychology at NIH

Two post-doctoral positions in personality psychology at NIH

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting two (2) one to two-year Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) postdoctoral positions in the Laboratory of Personality and Cognition (LPC).

The candidates will work with Dr. Antonio Terracciano, a staff scientist in the personality section of LPC (Paul T. Costa, Lab Chief). Both positions involve the analysis of existing datasets and ongoing multidisciplinary studies that examine: 1) the genetic bases of personality and other psychological variables; and (2) the links between personality traits and a wide array of health-related behaviors and clinical outcomes in large cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets.

Ideal candidates will have experience in one of the above areas and knowledge of personality development, structure and assessment. Candidates must have strong writing and statistical skills (e.g., multivariate statistical analysis; multilevel modeling). Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. with less than five years of postdoctoral research experience. The position is located in Baltimore, MD, a city with a stimulating scientific and cultural environment, with proximity to the Johns Hopkins medical campus. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments (

To apply, send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, relevant publications, and three reference letters to: OR Antonio Terracciano, LPC-NIA-NIH, 251 Bayview Blvd, Suite 100, Room 04B331, Baltimore MD 21224. Application process will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Additional information regarding the NIA/IRP and the LPC are available at the following websites:;

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