Postdoctoral Scholar/Project Manager Baby Books Project

Postdoctoral Scholar/Project Manager


Baby Books Project


The Family Involvement Laboratory, in the College of Education of the Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at the University of Maryland (, under the direction of Dr. Natasha Cabrera, invites applications for a NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This position, housed at UMD, will also collaborate with Dr. Stephanie Reich in the School of Education at the University of Irvine. The project will start in Fall 2015 or later and the salary is based on NIH standards. The position involves research on a family (mothers and fathers) intervention targeting low-income, 2-parent families in Washington DC and Southern California.


Responsibilities: The position involves assistance at all level of the project from recruitment to dissemination of results. Importantly, the position will help coordinate research activities across the DC and Southern California sites and actively work with families and project staff. As the grant is in its first year, the postdoctoral scholar will have the option of embedding additional research questions into the project. While there are project management expectations, the position should advance the candidate’s academic career. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to collaborate with the PIs on peer-reviewed publications.


RequirementsApplicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Education, Psychology, Human Development, Public Health, or related field. Desirable qualifications include a strong background in infant/child behavioral development; some experience with project management and intervention science methods; expertise in appropriate design and methodology; excellent written and oral communication skills and a publication record; and, interest and experience with working with families and/or young children.  As this project involves English and Spanish speaking families, fluency in Spanish is required.


The UMD Campus and Community: The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland (USM), and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. As a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University (classified as Very High Research Activity), the University ranks among the very best public research universities in the United States. It is located in close proximity to major think tanks and universities in Washington, DC. It also has scholarly ties with National Institutes of Health.

 To Apply: Interested candidates must submit application materials electronically at: and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a brief description of their background and interests, 1-2 writing samples, statement of research interests and fit with position, and the names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Natasha Cabrera (202-210-8094 or

The University of Maryland at College Parke is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the