Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Each year, our faculty members accept a small number of postdoctoral fellows to collaborate with them on research projects. These are typically individuals who have recently received a Ph.D. and who seek to deepen or broaden their research skills to better prepare them for a career in academia or industry. Postdoctoral fellows work alongside one or more faculty in the Psychology department; fellows sometimes join the department with their own funding and other times are supported by a grant awarded to a faculty mentor in our department. If you are seeking a fellowship, please inquire directly with relevant faculty or search postings on our research lab websites.
The Psychology Department is a welcoming and vibrant scientific community for postdoctoral fellows, and Boston College has an active Postdoctoral Association. Our fellows have ample opportunities to present their research at departmental events, joint laboratory meetings, and “data clubs;” to meet with outside speakers; and to formally discuss professional development topics. Many of our faculty have an open door policy, making it easy for our fellows to be rooted in one laboratory while benefiting from the mentorship and expertise of a number of faculty.
Eric Allard (2010-14) - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cleveland State University
Ursula Anderson - Senior Research Analyst, University of Delaware
Holly Bowen (2013-18) - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southern Methodist University
Julia Braverman - Associate Director of Patient Experience, Celgene
Alek Chakroff - Software engineer, Charlie Finance Co.
Nadia Chernyak - Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
Sindy Cole (2011-2017)
Brendan Gaesser - Assistant professor, SUNY Albany
Larisa Heiphetz - Assistant professor, Columbia University
Anne Krendl (2010-12) - Associate Professor of Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington
Christina Leclerc (2006-10) - Associate Lecturer, University of New England
Christopher Madan (2014-17) - Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham
Robert Ross - Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
Stephanie Sherman (2016-17) - Data scientist, Murmuration
Sherri Widen - Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University