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Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate
University of Pennsylvania
Post-doctoral Position
$60,000 - $69,999

The Social Action Lab at the University of Pennsylvania has openings for postdoctoral researchers/research associates to conduct basic and policy work on attitudes and persuasion, social cognition, self-regulation, and behavioral change. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability writing research papers and reports, expertise in advanced quantitative methods, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and interest in collaborating and mentoring junior researchers. A Ph.D. in psychology is required.

First-year postdoctoral researchers will receive a minimum stipend of $65,000 commensurate with prior postdoctoral experience and serve in a 12-month appointment, beginning September 1, 2024. Renewal for subsequent years is contingent upon performance and budgetary considerations. A relocation allowance of up to $1,000 for domestic relocations and up to $2,000 for international relocations is available to offset pre-approved, receipt-documented relocation expenses, and ASC will reimburse up to $3,000 in travel / research expenses for work conducted in the lab. Post-docs and their dependents are eligible for health insurance under the University of Pennsylvania’s plans outlined here:

All postdoctoral fellows must submit documentation to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Non-US citizens selected for this position will be required to apply for an appropriate US visa.

If interested, please submit a CV, a research statement, three research papers, and the names of three references at:  

Please note that the University of Pennsylvania limits post-doctoral appointments to a maximum of five years, including time spent in post-doctoral appointments prior to joining Penn. Research associates are longer-term positions. Postdoctoral researchers are typically appointed in the Annenberg School of Communication and the Department of Psychology.


Dolores Albarracin
202 S. 36th St.
Philadelphia PA, 19104
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