Announcement of PhD Research Assistantships and
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions
at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology
Dr. Leah E. Robinson (Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is seeking PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for two federally funded projects:
1) National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded intervention study that focuses on motor skill competence, physical activity, and self-perceptions in preschool populations (1 PhD Student and 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow).
2) US Office of Special Education Programs within the US Department of Education (DOE) with an interest in motor development/behavior and adapted physical activity in at-risk pediatric populations (1 PhD Student or 1 Post-Doctoral
· Must have: a) a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, Psychology, or other health-related field, b) competitive GRE scores, and c) high GPA from previous academic work. Previous research and/or teaching experience in pediatric populations and research publications are highly desirable.
· Selected applicants will need to gain admittance to the University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology doctoral program and will begin the PhD program in Movement Science in January 2017 (Winter Term) or September 2017 (Fall Term). Assistantships covers tuition, stipend for cost of living, and health benefits. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Post-Doctoral Fellow Applicants
· Must have a PhD in a health-related field (e.g., Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, etc.) by the time of appointment. Candidate must have expertise in physical activity assessment and/or motor behavior and previous research experience including publications. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is necessary due to training grant requirements.
Post-doctoral fellowships appointment will begin in January 2017 (Winter Term) or September 2017 (Fall Term). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Compensation includes competitive salary (in line with NIH and DOE pay scale) and full health benefits. The appointment is for an initial 1-year period with the potential of renewal for 2 additional years of commitment based on performance review.
· Expectations and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: a) performing the research required by the faculty supervisor at a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations, b) oversee various research studies operations, c) actively engage in writing grants and disseminating research, and d) working in a collegial and cooperative manner with the research team.
Interested PhD and Post-Doctoral applicants should contact Dr. Robinson and send a letter of interest, CV,
writing samples, and 3 references electronically in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, indicate position of interest (e.g., PhD Applicants or Post-Doctoral Fellow Applicants for CMAH Lab). Additional information can be found at http://www.cmahlab.com/.