Applications are now being accepted for a 2-year NICHD post-doctoral research fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. The Developmental Area will award up to 2 post-doctoral fellowships starting in Fall 2014.  The Developmental Area faculty have a broad range of research interests across the life-span from infancy to late adulthood.  There are many rich opportunities to pursue research in a number of developmental areas, such as infant-parent attachment, sibling relationships, literacy and school readiness, adolescent academic achievement, racial socialization and identity development, pubertal development, parent-adolescent relations, psychosocial health and future orientation, cognitive aging, neurological basis of adolescent anxiety disorders, media effects, language acquisition, children’s conceptual development and social-cognition, social relations across the life-span, and much more.  Interested applicants should check the developmental area’s website to see the list of core faculty and their interests.

Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in research during their appointment and will receive additional training in the responsible conduct of research, grant-writing, manuscript preparation, and professional development.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology, human development, neuroscience, or related fields, and have a record of research accomplishment in child or life-span development. The individual must be a US citizen or a non-citizen national of the US or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the US.  Salary is in line with NIH pay scale. Offer includes full UM health benefits and travel to one conference per year.

Submit CV, cover letter with statement of research interests, 3 letters of recommendation, and evidence of scholarly publications no later than January 31, 2014 to:

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