NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change
May 9, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
The Neuroscience and Education Lab in the Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with expertise in developmental science to work with Professor Clancy Blair on a research project examining the development of self-regulation in children in predominantly low-income, non-urban communities in the US. The position entails working with a research team and assisting with the management, analysis, and preparation for publication of data collected in a large, federally-funded longitudinal study. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong skills in generating and testing hypotheses regarding biological and social influences on development from birth through early adolescence. The position entails a leadership role in authorship of research manuscripts, posing and testing key questions and conducting quantitative analyses using a range of analytic approaches, such as mixed linear modeling, latent growth modeling, and econometric approaches. The position also involves opportunities for the design and implementation of research protocols for planned new data collection.
Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or related discipline by the time of their appointment, to have strong analytical skills for quantitative data, excellent writing and communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a research environment.
Please upload a letter of interest including a statement of research, a curriculum vita, three representative publications, and names and contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for a reference.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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About NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change
The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) is the largest interdisciplinary institute on New York University (NYU)’s Washington Square campus. The Institute aims to break new ground through support for rigorous research and training across social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences. We cultivate an intellectual community focused on issues related to poverty and inequality, education and child development, health and wellbeing, and social policy in local, national, and global contexts. A joint initiative of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Wagner School of Public Service, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Office of the Provost, IHDSC brings together over 70 faculty and hundreds of students and staff with the goals of knowledge creation (research), knowledge transmission (education), and knowledge utilization (policy and practice). Specifically, the Institute provides: 1) infrastructure for grants development and management; 2) interdisciplinary training of students; 3) support for faculty to launch new programs of inquiry; and 4) an intellectual community for substantive and methodological cross-fertilization acro...ss research efforts in key thematic areas. Through collaborative research and targeted dissemination, a central goal is to bridge the disconnect between the science of human development and policies and practices that affect children, youth, adults, and families in local and global contexts.