Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Ohio State University Stress and Health in Pregnancy Laboratory (PI: Lisa Christian, PhD) is seeking a full-time post-doctoral research fellow interested in effects of stress on immune and neuroendocrine function in the perinatal period. The laboratory is based at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

  • The successful candidate will prepare original manuscripts using data from established and ongoing datasets involving stress, depression, racial disparities, neuroendocrine and immune parameters, and health outcomes in pregnant women and their children.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for developing hypotheses, analyzing data, and leading the manuscript writing process for empirical papers related to psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy and postpartum.
  • The person in this position will also assist with recruitment, data collection, and data consolidation for ongoing projects, conduct literature reviews to increase knowledge and discover new research trends and methods, plan and design research to test new hypotheses, and interview, supervise, and train members of the research team.
  • Prior training in clinical psychology, health psychology, child psychology, developmental psychology, and/or psychoneuroimmunology is required.

Interested individuals should send a current CV, names of three references, and a one page letter of interest describing their research training, interests, and short- and long-term career goals to lisa.christian@osumc.edu.

Student Job Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We frequently have opportunities available for undergraduate research assistants who are interested in gaining research experience by enrolling for credit in Psychology 4998.

Medical Students

There are also opportunities for medical students and graduate nursing students to join the lab. These positions provide excellent research experience for students considering graduate school and/or a career in research.


  • Successful applicants must be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, highly professional and friendly when working with study participants from diverse backgrounds
  • Past research experience is ideal, but not required. For undergraduate positions, junior or senior level students are preferred
  • A cumulative GPA at or above 3.5 is required. Selected applicants tend to have GPAs at or above 3.7
  • Please provide your schedule of classes for the upcoming semester
  • Please note special skills, such as phlebotomy, on your application. Students with aptitude and interest may have the opportunity to be trained in phlebotomy

We will contact you regarding your application if there is a position available that fits your background and availability.

All undergraduate research assistant positions are currently full for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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