Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Summer/Fall 2021)


The Clinical Health And Social Experiences (CHASE) Research Team in the Department of Psychology at Rowan University is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to join our team of research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students, led by Dr. Dani Arigo. Our team focuses on understanding psychological and social influences on health and health behavior, to inform the design and improvement of health behavior change interventions for physical activity, weight control, disordered eating, substance use disorders, and chronic illness self-management. Our current NIH-funded projects use intensive longitudinal assessment (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, daily diary) and experimental methods, as well as UI/UX design principles and digital health tools (e.g., smartphone apps, wearable fitness monitors, and social media platforms), to identify and intervene on psychosocial mechanisms of behavior change. Trainees with interests in any of these areas, particularly social comparison processes, women’s health (during midlife or college), digital health, physical activity, and/or substance use disorders, are invited to submit an application.

The incoming postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Dr. Arigo and will have access to training resources across Rowan University, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). Specifically, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work with multidisciplinary teams in integrated primary and specialty care settings, including RowanSOM’s NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute and Institute for Successful Aging and Cooper Hospital/CMSRU’s Behavioral Medicine Program. These opportunities afford contact with a wide range of populations, including underserved groups in urban and rural areas.

Primary responsibilities for this position include data management and data analysis (experience with multilevel modeling or structural equation modeling preferred); developing and assisting with manuscript preparation; preparing and delivering presentations for professional conferences (e.g., posters and oral presentations); assisting with preparation of IRB and NIH documentation; contributing to grant proposals; facilitating recruitment and data collection processes; managing web content; and assisting in mentoring graduate and undergraduate trainees. The postdoctoral fellow also will have opportunities to conduct clinical assessment and intervention sessions and to receive supervision relevant for professional licensure in psychology, and to develop first-authored manuscripts and small pilot studies.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in clinical psychology, health psychology, kinesiology, or a related field relevant to the work described above. Applicants should have proficiency in scientific writing, time management, research design, and mentorship of junior trainees, and should be able to effectively interact with participants (in person and remotely) and work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with exceptional skills in data management and statistical analysis (using SAS, SPSS, or R) and/or previous experience with ambulatory physical activity assessment, intensive assessment methods, conducting systematic reviews, managing social media accounts, UI/UX design, software development relevant to mobile apps, or website design.

To apply, please complete the online application and submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a representative publication (if available), and (4) the names and contact information of three professional references. Direct questions about this position to Dr. Dani Arigo (

Applications are due February 15, 2021. This position is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2021, with a range of start dates possible.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (High Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: