Post-doc, Florida State University (USA)

Drs. Chris Schatschneider and Sara Hart, at the Department of Psychology and the Florida Center for Reading Research at the Florida State University, are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work with them on a new NIH-funded project, called “LDbase” (

This postdoctoral position on the LDbase project is an opportunity to help create a repository of datasets related to academic achievement available to all researchers. If you’re looking for a job where you’ll get a lot of experience in measurement modeling, publishing manuscripts, as well as getting a course prepped – then this job is for you! Of special interest to BGAers, the complete data from three major twin projects (and growing) have been committed to be stored in LDbase, so there will be opportunities to work on methods related to integrating raw twin data, and publishing twin specific methods and papers.

One role on this project is to create a series of pooled datasets through the use of measurement invariance modeling using R and to make this code available to anyone who wants it. Another role is to publish manuscripts from these datasets. Another role will be to help create data management and data analysis resources for the broader academic community (e.g., data entry best practice guide, data analysis workshop slides). This job also provides an opportunity to teach one class per year (during fall or spring).

Candidates for this position must not be current students or staff at Florida State University. We are hoping to recruit an individual with a background in measurement modeling. Experience with data created by educational/learning disabilities researchers is a plus. Start date is tentatively set for August 8, 2019, but we are open to an earlier start date. Salary is set at the NIH-levels and benefits are set by our university, but we are able to add further support with generous travel and training opportunities, and a collegial and jovial work environment.

You can apply for this job by going to, clicking on “job opportunities”, and searching for job id “44985”. Applicants will be asked to provide their CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three individuals for whom letters of recommendation could be solicited (with names and contact info to be submitted as directed in the Letters of Reference Section). We will be taking applications until the position is filled, so apply quickly! Questions can be emailed or tweeted to Chris (, @schotz) or Sara (, @saraannhart).