Post-doc, University of California-Riverside (USA)

The Biobehavioral Research Lab ( is seeking a motivated full-time postdoctoral researcher to join the CATSLife2 project, the Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging (CATSLife2), an NIA/NIH-funded research project to conduct research applying advanced statistical, genetic and geospatial methods for understanding associations between early life and proximal influences that influence cognitive functioning up to and across  the midlife transition. The CATSLife2 team includes researchers at the University of California-Riverside, University of Colorado-Boulder, Kings College London as well as Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas at Austin.

The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Chandra Reynolds, contact PI, with opportunities to interact with other team members within and across sites.  Opportunities to develop research projects will include evaluating lifespan pathways associating early life and recent environments and experiences to adult cognitive functioning, biomarkers, and health outcomes. Leveraging longitudinal, genetic and geospatial methods and approaches are encouraged.  Participating in data management, manuscript preparation and scientific presentations will be a part of the expected work. The successful candidate will benefit from  mentorship with respect to substantive and methodical approaches, publication opportunities, grantsmanship and professional development.

Qualifications: A PhD in Psychology, Human Development, Health and Aging, or a related field by the start of the postdoctoral position; less than five years of postdoctoral experience. The preferred candidate will have advanced methodological and statistical skills, proficiency with more than one statistical computing platform, peer-reviewed publication experience, and an ability to work independently in addition to succeeding in a collaborative multi-site team environment.

To apply: Submit a CV, cover letter, example publications, a statement of past and/or future contributions to diversity and inclusive excellence, and contact information for 3 individuals willing to provide letters of recommendations to:

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The postdoc salary will be $53,460-$61,800 depending on experience. The appointment starts in December and will be for one year with the possibility for additional reappointment for an additional year(s) contingent on performance and available funding.