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We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar who can help direct a NIDA-funded study on prenatal opioid exposure and neurodevelopmental consequences. This position prepares post-doctoral scholars to conduct independent research in prenatal substance exposure, perinatal risk and protective factors, psychophysiology, advanced statistics, and neurodevelopment in infancy and early childhood. The position lasts 1 year, with an option to extend up to 2 years. A benefit of this position is that it will allow for joint mentorship in both clinical (Dr. Conradt) and developmental (Dr. Lester, Brown University) psychology. Statistical training and consultation is also provided to help the postdoc develop a rigorous program of research.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in psychology or a related field. Postdoctoral students should have experience conducting statistical analyses and drafting manuscripts for publication.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description
1. Strong organization and administrative skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness to include data management, statistical analyses, and the completion of manuscripts in a timely manner.
2. Critical thinking skills along with the ability to discuss and solve problems and issues that may arise
3. Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, research materials, and publications
4. Ability to interact with high-risk pregnant women and their infants is preferred.
5. Opportunities to participate in other NIH-funded projects are possible
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