Arizona Twin Project: Open positions for two postdoctoral fellows

 The Arizona Twin Project housed within the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University has positions open for two postdoctoral fellows, each with funding for two years with the possibility of a third year (salary in line with NIH postdoctoral stipend levels and includes benefits). Essential qualifications include evidence of research productivity, experience with child/adolescent populations, a strong quantitative background, and a doctoral degree in psychology or closely related field (i.e., child development, sociology, neuroscience, statistics) by the (negotiable) start date. Desired qualifications include experience with genetically-informative designs, and experience with pediatric sleep, health, and/or pain.

 The federally-funded Arizona Twin Project is an ethnically diverse (40% Hispanic) longitudinal twin-family study focusing on the impact of genetics and the early environment on the development of physical (i.e., sleep, pain) and mental (i.e., mood and behavioral) health problems and disorders, as well as processes of resilience. The twins are currently 9 years of age and we have funding to follow them annually for the next four years with home visits including physiological and observational assessments.

 These are training positions with dedicated time for analyzing data and authoring research papers stemming from the project. Post docs can expect training in interdisciplinary science, quantitative methods, research ethics, obtaining a research-intensive academic position, twin study design, ecological momentary assessment, physiological stress activity, and health (especially sleep, pain and mood/behavioral disorders).

 Informal inquires can be addressed to the study principal investigators: Professors Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant (, Mary Davis (, and Leah Doane ( The opportunity to speak with current post docs is also available.

 Applications (consisting of 1. a cover letter that addresses research interests, level of competence in statistics, and contact information for three academic referees; 2. Vita, and 3. Copies of 2 research papers) can be emailed to Professor Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant.

 Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. However, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application no later than 3/30/2017.

 Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at and the Title IX statement at