Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University

The Adult Development and Aging ProjecT (ADAPT) lab in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research associate position.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University (CSU) are looking for a postdoctoral research associate with interests and possibly previous experiences in psychosocial intervention research.  The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of a new intervention program designed to change adults’ negative views of aging with the objective to promote behavior change. Primary responsibilities include supervising the execution of the study, assuring the scientific integrity of the intervention implementation and the quality of the collected data; overseeing the data management; and performing the main data analyses. These activities are performed in consultation and collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). Additional responsibilities include assisting the PI with literature reviews, submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), preparing conference presentations, progress reports and manuscripts for publication, and assisting with the development of new grant applications. The postdoctoral research associate also has access to existing data sets to perform data analyses and prepare manuscripts for publication.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctoral degree in psychology, human development and family studies, or related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Prior experience in intervention research, including experience with intervention methodology and intervention-specific statistical methods, is preferred.  In addition, prior experience with grant development and grant writing is preferred.

A full description of the job responsibilities can be found at  Questions related to the position can be directed to Dr. Manfred Diehl at

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK UNIT:  The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS).  Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University–Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.  CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI).  Many faculty in HDFS engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with faculty in other departments in CHHS, and other CCTSI institutions and affiliates.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental webpage at:

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.