Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Primary Responsibilities: The Child Sleep, Health, and Development Laboratory in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to start during 2019-2020. Start date is flexible but no later than August 15, 2020. This is a two-year NICHD-funded position with the possibility of extension. The fellow will work with Dr. Mona El-Sheikh and her collaborators and trainees to investigate multiple domains of child, adolescent and young adult adjustment in the context of family functioning and socioeconomic adversity with a focus on psychophysiological regulation and sleep. Data are currently available from two federally-funded longitudinal studies that include a high percentage of ethnic minority participants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and data collection is in process for a third study. Primary responsibilities of the fellow will include data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication. The position also provides opportunities for training in collection and analysis of physiological (autonomic nervous system) and sleep data and mentoring students. Salary is based on the NIH pay scale.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, child/adolescent development, or a closely related field by the date of hire. ABD status is acceptable at the time of application, but the terminal degree must be awarded by the date of hire. Strong quantitative skills (e.g., expertise with SEM and multi-level modeling) and experience with child/adolescent development research are required. The candidate selected for this position must be a citizen of the United States or must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with developmental psychopathology, sleep, or psychophysiology research.
Applications: Applicants should apply via the online system at the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3881. Please provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, representative publications, and names of three references. Reference letters are not needed unless requested by Dr. El-Sheikh. Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.