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Postdoc Research Fellow

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, reference letter, and contact information for 2 additional references together as a single document for consideration at https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/233471/research-fellow

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



The Emotion and Self-Control Lab at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Research in the lab focuses broadly on how people can control their emotions to improve our understanding of how self-control works and to discover ways of enhancing self-control in daily life. The lab adopts an integrative approach to address these issues that draws on multiple disciplines within psychology including social, personality, clinical, developmental, and neuroscience. The successful candidate will work with the lab director, Ethan Kross, to design, analyze and write-up projects that focus on current research directions in the lab (Lab link).

Applicants should have their Ph.D. by the time they start the position. Salary is competitive and this position is benefits-eligible. This appointment is renewable annually, contingent on satisfactory performance, and is expected to last at least two years.


Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


Skills You Have

  • Ph.D. from an accredited university in psychology, neuroscience, or a related social sciences field
  • Advanced quantitative data analysis and management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience preparing conference presentations, research findings, and manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals


Additional Information

As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.


Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position: Postdoc Research Fellow
Organization: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Salary: Paid
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Date Posted: 4/24/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 4/23/2024
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University of Michigan

Ann Arbor,  MI 48109
United States
Ethan Kross