Postdoctoral Research Scientist Application
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab
at Brandeis University. [http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/lachman/].
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on longitudinal and
intervention projects in the areas of behavior change, physical activity, personality,
cognition, and health in adulthood. The position involves management and
coordination of multiple studies in an active lab. Opportunities include collaboration
on experimental intervention research through the Boston Roybal Center for Active
Lifestyle Interventions (RALI) [https://www.brandeis.edu/roybal/] and secondary data
analysis of longitudinal data from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study
[www.midus.wisc.edu/]. Primary responsibilities will include project management
and data analysis; preparation of manuscripts; and participation in interdisciplinary
research groups. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral or health
sciences; relevant research experience; strong statistical and writing skills; good
communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with others. Applicants
should have a background in two or more of the following areas: 1) behavior change,
2) exercise science, 3) lifespan development and aging, 4) intervention research, 5)
health psychology, 6) cognitive aging, 7) personality, and have expertise in
experimental and developmental research methods. Proficiency in longitudinal data
analysis is required and experience with large data sets, multilevel modeling, latent
growth models, and structural equation modeling is highly desirable. The position
provides salary and benefits consistent with those for NIH postdoctoral fellows, and
the appointment is for 1 year with the opportunity to renew for a second year.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Margie Lachman via email (email@example.com).
To be considered for the position, candidates should submit their application materials
to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
statement of research interests, statistical experience and career goals, and relevant
publications. Please ask three referees to submit confidential letters of
recommendation. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The
position begins on August 15, 2021, with some flexibility in the start date.
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