Postdoctoral Scholar (“Turtle” Project)
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
University of Maryland, College Park
The Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships, University of Maryland is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to work with PIs Ken Rubin (Human Development & Quantitative Methodology) and Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (Psychology) on an NIMH-funded intervention targeting preschoolers at risk for the development of social anxiety (“A Multi-Component Early Intervention for Socially Inhibited Preschool Children”). Collaborators/Consultants on the project include Robert Coplan, Charissa Cheah, Christina Danko, Lea Dougherty, and Ron Rapee. A background in early child development and developmental psychopathology is highly desirable. Experience with project management, intervention science, data management, and statistics is required.
The position involves assistance at all levels of the project from recruitment to dissemination. The post-doc will help coordinate research activities and actively work with children, families, and project staff. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to collaborate with the PIs on peer-reviewed publications, drawing not only from the data deriving from the intervention itself, but also from archival, longitudinal, international data sets on the topics of peer and family relationships and social withdrawal.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Human Development, Psychology (Developmental, Developmental Psychopathology, or Child Clinical), or Developmental Science. Writing experience and an acceptable publication record is required. Desirable qualifications include excellent written and oral communication; experience working with families and young children; and expertise in statistics, research design and observational methodology.
Applications should be submitted online to Kenneth H. Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, and names (and email addresses) of three references (please do not send letters).
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.