Postdoctoral fellowship in middle childhood and early adolescence
February 2, 2018
Fellowship - Experienced
START DATE: 2018
THE CHILD AND FAMILY RESEARCH SECTION in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development investigates dispositional, experiential, and environmental factors that contribute to physical, mental, emotional, and social development in human beings in the first three decades of life. For more information, visit our website: http://www.cfr.nichd.nih.gov.
DUTIES: Fellows are expected to contribute actively to a longitudinal research project, including data analysis, co-authoring publications, networking with collaborators, and collaborating in the dissemination of findings.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Completed doctorate in developmental science, especially middle childhood and early adolescence, plus strong skills in methodology, measurement, longitudinal design, survey research, and statistical analysis. Competence in planning and multitasking, and excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral are required, as is the ability to work independently and in collaboration. Appointments are eligible for renewal up to 5 years. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and proposed goals for the fellowship, Curriculum Vitae, graduate transcripts, representative publications and papers, a summary of research experiences and objectives, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive.
Internal Number: 2018-1
The Child and Family Research Section in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development investigates dispositional, experiential, and environmental factors that contribute to physical, mental, emotional, and social development in human beings during the first two decades of life course. The overall goals of Child and Family Research are to describe, analyze, and assess the capabilities and proclivities of developing human beings, including their genetic characteristics, physiological functioning, perceptual and cognitive abilities, emotional, social, and interactional styles, as well as the nature and consequences for children and parents of family development, and children's exposure to and interactions with their physical surroundings. Project designs are experimental, longitudinal, and cross-sectional as well as intra-cultural and cross-cultural. Sociodemographic comparisons include family socioeconomic status, maternal age and employment status, and child parity and daycare experience. Study sites include Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, England, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Peru, and the Republic of South Korea as well as the United States.