Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job #JPF06099
  • L&S Life Sciences - PSYCHOLOGY

Recruitment Period

Open January 15th, 2021 through Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA Marriage & Close Relationships Laboratory is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar to collaborate on conducting research and developing theory related to understanding the role of adult friendships in well-being. Broad objectives of ongoing projects include evaluating individuals’ primary social relationships (i.e., intimate relationships, family relationships, and friendships) and their associations with well-being and life satisfaction, with particular emphasis on relationship satisfaction and subjective well-being in married couples. We are seeking candidates who are interested in contributing to our ongoing projects, while developing their own ideas in this domain as well. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to contribute to writing co-authored manuscripts based on data collected by members of our research team. Ability to work independently, as well as to supervise and collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students, is essential.

To learn more about the UCLA Marriage & Close Relationships Lab and our research, please visit our website:

• Ph.D. in Social Psychology or a related sub-discipline within psychology
• Strong writing skills
• Familiarity with research on social relationships and/or life satisfaction
• Facility with data analysis (latent class methods a plus)

UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, students, and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research Interests and Accomplishments and How These Relate to this Position
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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