Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) - Levitt Lab, Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families (DRCYF)
Los Angeles, California
Above NIH Salary
Closing date
Dec 24, 2021

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Full Time
Any Experience Level Considered

Position Summary: The Levitt Lab at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Research on Children, Youth, and Families (CHLA DRCYF) is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow who has experience in childhood behavioral assessments and/or biomarkers of stress and resiliency to participate in several longitudinal research studies investigating adversity and resiliency in infancy and early childhood. The lab uses biomarkers, surveys and questionnaires, eyetracking and social, emotional and cognitive child assessments to study the effects of risk and resilience. Outstanding opportunity for scientific and professional development through active mentorship, networking with the community of researchers in pediatrics at CHLA, and opportunities to grow a research focus of particular interest. 

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration: 

  • A Ph.D. degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field is required 
  • Experience collecting and analyzing eyetracking data is preferred but not required 
  • Expertise in data processing and management, longitudinal statistical analyses, and programming (e.g. Matlab, R) 
  • Strong quantitative skills, including longitudinal data analysis, and has worked with statistical packages that handle missing data 
  • Candidates are expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interpreting, visualizing, and communicating results from analyses, as well as strong interpersonal skills  
  • Experience working with children and families, and experience with developmental measures and assessments of children 

Duties/Responsibilities: Conduct collaborative research activities with others in the clinical research group and the Principal Investigator. The research fellow will participate in all levels of the research investigation, including experimental design, data collection and processing, use of established data analysis and exploring novel strategies, grant and manuscript preparation. Duties will also include participation in regularly scheduled in-person and/or virtual meetings, seminars, and trainings with study staff, and other tasks as assigned by the PI and projects manager. Some training and supervision of research assistants will be required. 

Education/Licensure/Certifications: PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree. 

This position is open for an immediate start date. A minimum 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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