Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Treatment and Services Research

October 11, 2017


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Treatment and Services Research
Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) & OSLC Developments, Inc. (ODI)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available for individuals interested in a career conducting treatment research and/or services (dissemination and implementation) research. The fellow will work directly with Drs. Ashli Sheidow and Michael McCart, two accomplished clinically-trained investigators, in achieving the aims of NIH-, foundation-, and state-funded research projects. NIH projects currently include multiple NIDA and NIMH R01, P50, R34, and SBIR awards and involve a variety of high-risk populations including adolescents, emerging adults with mental health and substance use issues, as well as justice-involved and other high-risk youth and adults. The research is conducted throughout the United States. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to renew for a second year based on performance and the availability of continued funding. The potential for future employment as an OSLC Scientist is contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

Role of The Postdoctoral Fellow:
As an essential part of the research team, you will…

  • Conduct advanced grant-funded research: plan data collection and advanced statistical analysis; ensure fidelity of intervention implementation and stakeholder engagement; develop training curricula and supervise intervention implementation; collaborate on project related tasks and supervise project staff as needed; assist with dissemination of research results
  • Prepare grant proposals for future treatment and dissemination/implementation studies
  • Be supported in pursuing your own extramural funding (e.g., a K-series career award)
  • Develop manuscripts, as both a collaborating and lead author
  • Travel to professional conferences for continuing education and for dissemination of study results
  • Have the opportunity to obtain supervised clinical hours toward licensure

Position Requirements:
In order to meet the demands of the position, you must have…

  • A PhD in clinical psychology or a related field, with a strong quantitative background
  • Experience with training and supervision of clinical and/or research teams
  • Experience writing journal articles
  • Experience working as part of a research team
  • Training in human subjects research protocols and ethical conduct of research
  • Experience and education in advanced statistical techniques
  • SPSS experience

Starting Date:
As soon as January 2018 and as late as September 2018

Salary & Benefits:
$47,484 – $51,641 (based on education and experience), plus…

  • Up to $3,000 of moving expenses reimbursed
  • $3,000 per year for travel and attendance at professional conferences
  • An excellent benefits package:

Quality of Life:

  • Onsite childcare facilities
  • Auto-mileage reimbursements for work-related trips 
  • Travel allowances, per diem, hotel, airfare
  • Free parking
  • Cellphone stipend for work related usage of personal cell phone
  • Flextime scheduling, work-life balance scheduling
  • Pay advances
  • Close proximity to University of Oregon campus
  • Opportunity to bring your dog to work
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Telecommuting options for some positions
  • Wellness program (biometric screenings, health club discounts, yoga, meditation room, preventive intervention programs, educational opportunities focusing on lifestyle and disease management, as well as financial planning, social gatherings).

Paid time off:

  • Holidays, 11 days per year
  • Vacation leave, up to 11 days 1st year, 15 days 2nd year, 21 days 2+ years
  • Sick leave, up to 12 days per year
  • Jury duty leave, up to 20 days per year
  • Bereavement leave, up to 5 days

Insurance Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance with Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Dental, Pharmacy, and Vision care insurance
  • 125 Cafeteria Plan, Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care
  • Accident and Dismemberment Insurance Plan (AD&D)
  • Life insurance, 2 times annual salary
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD), 2/3rds monthly wage, up to $10,000 per month
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance for employee and spouse
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health insurance benefit conversion at termination (COBRA)
  • Voluntary insurance plans through AFLAC

Retirement Benefits:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, 4% employer contribution with additional 2% match with employee salary deferral
  • Financial advisement through 403(b) Provider

Application Information:

If you are interested in this position, please complete the electronic job application online at In addition, please submit a cover letter detailing experiences, interests, and career goals; curriculum vitae; one writing sample (i.e., peer-reviewed publication or in-progress empirical manuscript); and contact information for three references (academic supervisors or collaborators).

We will begin reviewing candidates immediately and continue until the position is filled. Degree must be attained by the start date of the position.

About the OSLC/ODI:
OSLC and its sister organization, OSLC Developments, Inc. (ODI), conduct scientific research and develop programs for implementation with the purpose of enhancing the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. OSLC focuses primarily on basic, prevention/intervention, and services research, while ODI specializes in the dissemination of evidence-based programs and real-world program evaluations. The two organizations engage in work that is symbiotic such that the research at OSLC informs the dissemination and implementation projects conducted by ODI. Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the development, growth, and enhancement of evidence-based programs that make significant impacts on public health. The OSLC currently employs over 120 staff and 22 distinguished scientists who have earned their PhDs in either clinical, developmental, counseling, or school psychology. Each researcher publishes extensively in the scientific literature, with over 1,000 publications produced collectively, and regularly present their research at international, national, regional, and/or state conferences. For more information about the center, the investigators, and the current projects visit

About the City of Eugene, OR:
Located a short drive from Oregon’s most populous city, Portland, and its capital, Salem, Eugene is home to a unique cultural atmosphere and a beautiful natural environment. The University of Oregon is the state’s premier public university and is located within walking distance. OSLC and ODI maintain a cohesive working relationship with the university as well as with the various other freestanding research institutions in the area. The city attracts all types of people, with options for those who enjoy the outdoors, family and public events, a diverse arts and culture scene, and much more. The climate is moderate year-round in the valley where Eugene is situated, but Eugene is a short drive to the beautiful Pacific Coast and to Cascade mountain skiing and hiking. The OSLC and ODI are located in downtown Eugene, close to numerous shopping and eateries, but also a few blocks from numerous riverside and butte walking trails. For more information visit

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