Postdoctoral Scholar, UCF RESTORES

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Work type: Postdoctoral Associate
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Sciences

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Postdoctoral Scholar, UCF RESTORES

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Job Description:

UCF RESTORES, a clinical research center at the University of Central Florida (UCF), seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar to begin in Fall 2022.


UCF RESTORES is a multidisciplinary translational center dedicated to developing and integrating innovative technological approaches to enhance prevention, intervention, and dissemination initiatives for trauma-related disorders. Faculty within UCF RESTORES include Deborah Beidel, Ph.D., Clint Bowers, Ph.D., Amie Newins, Ph.D., and David Rozek, Ph.D. There are also opportunities to collaborate with members from the university's Department of Psychology, Institute for Simulation and Training, and College of Medicine.


Interested applicants should have expertise in prevention, intervention, or dissemination science. Individuals will be expected to participate in research projects related to the prevention and treatment of PTSD and related trauma disorders. Target populations include veterans, first responders, survivors of sexual trauma, and survivors of mass shootings and natural disasters. Ongoing research initiatives include dissemination of our PTSD treatment program to U.S. military installations and the development of a virtual reality program to treat first responders with PTSD.


The selected candidate is expected to participate in clinical and research activities through ongoing randomized controlled trials, including project administration, data analysis, manuscript preparation and grant proposal preparation.


The selected candidate will also be expected to participate in clinical activities to the extent that they are license-eligible after the first year, consistent with the licensure requirements for clinical psychologists. There is the possibility of a second year of the fellowship.


AA-College of Sciences, UCF RESTORES

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Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program and psychology internship program by time of hire. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals who are already working in the areas of stress, trauma, and PTSD.

Special Instructions to Applicants:



Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a complete CV, statements of research and clinical interests (including future research plans), reprints of recent publications, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.


NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Questions regarding this search should be directed to Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP, at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic.


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 


These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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