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Postdoctoral Scholar

Position overview

Salary range: $60,000-$71,952

Application Window

Open date: March 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Irvine’s PREVENT program, directed by Dr. Jason Schiffman, is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position. We are looking for applicants with an interest in the “clinical high-risk”state and early phases of psychosis in research and clinical settings. Located in southern California, we are funded for a number of clinical high-risk protocols focused on an array of topics, including value and development of screening tools, a range of biobehavioral measures of risk, neurocognitive performance, and treatment development. We are also in the process of building an early psychosis center of excellence to provide evidence-based services to the youth of Orange County. There are countless opportunities to write up data from any and all of these projects. For more details, please see our website:

The successful applicant will join an active research team and will be responsible for analyzing and processing data, publishing/presenting findings, and providing research and clinical supervision to graduate students and research staff. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (UCI and surrounding schools have a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of our collaborations in Psychiatry, Social Work, Children’s Hospital Orange County, and partners from across the country), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research, clinical, and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks, conference attendance/participation, etc.).

For questions, please contact Jason Schiffman ( Applicants should submit a C.V., cover letter describing interests and prior experience, Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement (, and two publications (that best reflect candidate’s contributions to their field of study). Appointments renewable yearly for up to five years pending funding and based on progress/merit and professional goals of the successful candidate. There is a flexible start date (8/1/2022). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Review of applications will begin one week after the job posting date and will continue until the position is filled.

UCI is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with very high research activity (R1). It is located in the heart of Orange County, situated in between Los Angeles and San Diego counties near other University of California campuses and countless community partners that afford extensive opportunities for research collaboration. The successful candidate will join a university and department with strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology by the start of the appointment

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA