Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Job description

Position Number 998919

Functional Title Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Position Type Post-docs

Position Summary

We anticipate hiring a postdoctoral research associate to work on an NICHD funded study investigating the developmental origins of adolescent cardiovascular risk. We are following a diverse sample of 250-300 adolescents who have been involved in our research program since they were children (starting at age 2). The primary goals of our work are 1) to examine whether biological, emotional, and behavioral self-regulation in childhood predicts cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., obesity, metabolic syndrome, elevated inflammation) in adolescence, and 2) to test whether health behaviors (e.g., exercise, nutrition, sleep, and substance use) mediate these pathways.

The postdoctoral research associate will primarily be responsible for overseeing data management and analysis efforts and for writing scientific papers. S/he will work closely with the investigative team and will have the opportunity to participate in and take the lead on publications using data from this and other related projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in developmental, health, quantitative, or clinical Psychology or a closely related field by the position start date and demonstrate a strong research background with excellent data management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive experience with longitudinal data analysis and substantive interests in childhood self-regulation, health behaviors, and health outcomes from a developmental-interdisciplinary perspective is desired. Preference will be given to individuals who have prior experience with physiological data (e.g., heart rate variability/RSA, biomarkers of metabolic syndrome, biomarkers of elevated inflammation). The ideal candidate also has experience with statistical packages that handle missing data and multilevel data (e.g., MPlus, SAS, R), and has the ability to teach statistical methods to others. Excellent skills in interpreting, visualizing, and communicating results from longitudinal analyses are required.

Recruitment Range 40,000 to 44,000

Org #-Department Kinesiology - 13003

Job Open Date 05/02/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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