Post-doctoral position available FIU Infant Lab for multi-site project
Florida International University
September 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Infant Development Lab (PI: Lorraine Bahrick; infantlab.fiu.edu) in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University invites applications for a 2-3 year NIH funded postdoc in infant/child perceptual/cognitive/social development to start January 2019 (start dates as late as June 2019 will also be considered). We seek an applicant with strong technical, methodological, and statistical skills with an interest in early development. The post-doc will work with the P.I., Dr. Lorraine Bahrick, and her lab team, to coordinate a new NIH funded multi-site research project assessing individual differences in attention and intersensory processing and relations with social and language outcomes. Findings are designed to serve as a basis for identifying atypical developmental trajectories. The project will result in a large aggregate database generated by and shared across 13 research labs via Databrary. Theoretical emphasis is on an ecological/developmental systems perspective. The postdoc will have ample opportunity for exploring the database, participating in and generating collaborative research projects, developing an independent research program, and receiving training in manuscript writing and grantsmanship. FIU is an EO/EA employer.
Requirements: Excellent computer and technical skills including developing and managing large databases, basic programming skills, familiarity with MATLAB, familiarity with eye-tracking platforms, advanced statistical skills, excellent writing, organizational, computer, skills; supervisory experience. Familiarity with early social, cognitive, and language assessments, and habituation procedures helpful. FIU is a top-tier research institution and public university serving 55,000 students, located in Miami, Florida, a vibrant, multicultural, multiethnic community. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. E-mail inquiries to Dr. Lorraine E. Bahrick, firstname.lastname@example.org. Send vita, statement of research interests and fit with position, and names of potential referees.
Internal Number: Bahrick Infant Lab 2018
About Florida International University
Dr. Lorraine Bahrick is the director of the Infant Development Research Lab at Florida International University. Her research focuses on perceptual and cognitive development with an emphasis on attention, intersensory processing, and language in typically and atypically developing infants and children.