Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology

University of California Los Angeles

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job #JPF07797
  • PSYCHOLOGY / L&S Life Sciences / UCLA

Application Window

Open August 17th, 2022 through Monday, Oct 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

About CSS
We are a young entrepreneurial nonprofit that works with the entertainment industry and major foundations. We are growing rapidly and there is an opportunity to grow with us. Our intended audience is content creators, thought leaders and funders. We are at the intersection of social impact, entertainment and youth. We are affiliated with UCLA through our founder’s faculty appointment. Learn more at

About the Job

  • Full Time, One Year Appointment (including summer) with a possibility of an extension beyond one year
  • Paid via UCLA Salary
  • Eligible for the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan
  • Reports to Dr. Yalda Uhls

Roles and Responsibilities
This position is a one year commitment tied to a grant but with additional responsibilities beyond managing the grant deliverables. This is a good role for someone who does not expect to pursue a tenure track and/or teach. The job sits at the intersection of research and translation, with a specific focus on content creators.

  • Manage development of a toolkit (i.e. tip sheets, workshops, etc.) focused on how storytellers can incorporate evidence based practices into narratives that teach the character virtues of humility, curiosity and gratitude.
  • Supervise fellows (graduate students) on original and commissioned research projects.
  • Work with research coordinator (part time) to develop systems to track research projects and report progress to team.
  • Work with team to translate research into findings that will resonate with industry.
  • Work with team on the distribution and marketing of the research reports and other tools.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of Dr. Uhls as requested.
  • Attend team meetings as needed.

Experience Needed

  • PhD in psychology, communications, public health or education
  • Translational expertise (e.g. able to take peer reviewed research and make it useful for non-academic audiences)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills for both scientific and lay audiences
  • Statistical expertise and strong knowledge of SPSS
  • Media industry expertise a plus
  • Adolescent development expertise a plus
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and mental health expertise a plus

Please contact with questions regarding this position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

● PhD in Psychology, Communications, Public Health or Education

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter Describing Research Interests
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required

Please upload Letters of Recommendation in PDF format.

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA