Applications are being accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship in the Stress, Sleep and Development laboratory of Dr. Emma Adam at Northwestern University.  Adam’s research focuses on social/environmental factors influencing stress hormones and sleep quality in adolescents and young adults, and the implications of stress and sleep for emotional and physical health and academic outcomes, with a strong interest in explaining racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.  Primary activity will involve data analysis and publication of existing data from several studies.  These include a 10-year longitudinal study on adolescent social and biological (HPA axis, genetic) risk factors for depression and anxiety, a 20-year longitudinal study of racial/ethnic discrimination and health, and a recent study of the impact of stress, stress hormones and sleep on executive functioning and academic outcomes in Chicago Public School students (see  Fellow may also be involved in planning/pilot testing/grant writing for new projects, and overseeing undergraduate research assistants.  Fellow has the opportunity to be affiliated with the Cells to Society:  A Center on Social Disparities in Health at Northwestern, which provides a rich training environment and community for students interested in developmental psychobiology, health psychology and social disparities in biology and health.

Candidates should be trained in developmental, clinical or health psychology or related disciplines and have a strong record of scholarly productivity.  Candidates with existing experience in HPA axis, genetic or sleep research (actigraphy) are preferred.  PhD must be completed by the time of appointment.  Stipend will be at NIH levels.  Appointment is for 1 year, with possibility of extension.  Application review is rolling, starting March 3rd, 2014.  Position start date is September 1, 2014.  Submit curriculum vita, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a sample of published or unpublished work to: