Postdoctoral Research Scientist Application

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab

at Brandeis University. [].

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) [] and secondary data

analysis of longitudinal data from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study

[]. 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 (

To be considered for the position, candidates should submit their application materials

to: 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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