Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Auburn, Alabama, USA
Open until filled
The Child Sleep, Health, and Development Laboratory at Auburn University has openings for two post-doctoral research fellowships (two years). The start date is negotiable but must begin no later than August 15, 2013. The fellow will work collaboratively with Dr. Mona El-Sheikh and her colleagues, graduate students, and staff to investigate the effects of family functioning on children’s and adolescents’ mental health, with a focus on psychophysiological and biological markers of stress, emotion regulation, sleep, and health. Data are currently available from three large, federally-funded, prospective longitudinal studies that include a high percentage of minority participants and multiple forms of assessment in the home and laboratory settings. For more information, visit http://www.humsci.auburn.edu/~elshemm. Primary responsibilities of the fellow will include: 1) analyze data and co-author manuscripts; (2) data collection including physiological (autonomic nervous system activity) and sleep data for an NIH-funded study with adolescents and their families. Training in psychophysiology and sleep research including the analysis of psychophysiological and sleep data will be provided. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at time of appointment in psychology, child/adolescent development, or a closely related field. A letter of completion (ABD status) is acceptable at the time of hiring yet employment is dependent on receiving the final degree by the start date. Strong quantitative skills (e.g., expertise with SEM and multi-level modeling) and experience with developmental psychopathology research are desired. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. by the date of this appointment and continue to work legally for the proposed term of the appointment. The selected candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English. NIH pay scale, plus benefits and travel to two conferences per year, are provided. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, GRE scores, and names of three references to: Mona El-Sheikh, Ph.D., 203 Spidle Hall, Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, AL, 36849; or preferably via email to email@example.com.
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Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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