Dec 21, 2018

Post-doctoral Researcher in Developmental Science

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Bloomington, IN, USA
Postdoc Development

Job Description

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington has an opening for a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE.

The position will involve data analysis, presentation and publication writing, and advanced training in developmental science. The researcher will apply advanced data analysis techniques to existing cross-sectional and longitudinal data examining the connections between sleep problems, stress, temperament and behavioral adjustment of 2-to-4-yr olds and their mothers. Co-mentors will be John Bates (on-site at Indiana) and Kirby Deater-Deckard (off-site, in Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst).

The fellow will be fully funded for an initial 1-year period, with a possible additional year of funding based on funding availability and performance review. A strong candidate will have a record of research publication productivity, expertise with one or more advanced statistical analysis techniques (e.g., HLM, SEM, growth modeling), and a desire to continue training in developmental science analysis methods. The fellow would be funded by, and a participant in, the department’s NIH-funded training program in integrative developmental process. The candidate will be expected to be involved in collaboration and training activities with faculty, other postdoctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students in the department.

Candidates interested in this unique research and training opportunity are encouraged to apply. The position is expected to begin on or after March 1, 2019 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin 15 January. To apply, submit the following to both Dr. Bates and Dr. Deater-Deckard (, cover letter with statement of research interests and training goals, CV, and contact information for three references.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Indiana University Bloomington


Psychological and Brain Sciences

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