Be a part of a national, comprehensive study on the impact of early adversity on young children’s outcomes. The University of Maryland is accepting applications for a Research Associate who has strong project management, community engagement, and developmental research expertise, and interest in studying early adversity. This full-time appointment will be for multiple years starting on June 1, 2023, contingent on performance and sufficient funding. Under the mentorship of Dr. Brenda Jones Harden and her colleagues, Drs. Nathan Fox and Tracy Riggins, the post-doc will help coordinate a longitudinal study on early adversity and child outcomes, and contribute to relevant publications as lead and co-author.

• Coordinating participant recruitment/retention and data collection in hospitals, clinics, and community-based settings, as well as in families’ homes
• Contributing to data collection when needed
• Managing data (data merging, organization, IRB submissions, survey development)
• Analyzing data (e.g., descriptive, regression, multivariate analyses)
• Presenting to practitioner staff and community partners about research findings
• Supervising and mentoring other research staff
• Preparing publications and conference presentations

• Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Development, Social Work, Public Health, Education, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment
• Experience conducting community-based research with families exposed to adversity
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and participate on a team
• Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with practitioners and families in communities
• Expertise in quantitative methodology and academic writing
• Beginning track record of publication
• Bilingual Spanish a plus, but not required

How to Apply: Please submit the following in one pdf file to
• Curriculum Vita (CV)
• Cover letter describing your interests, experience, and fit with the position
• One representative publication or writing sample
• Names and contact information for three references

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.