University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Education is looking for a postdoctoral scholar/project manager to work with PI’s Dr. Stephanie Reich (UCI) and Dr. Natasha Cabrera (University of Maryland) on a 5-year NICHD- funded family intervention targeting low-income, 2-parent families in Southern California and Washington DC. A background in infant/child behavioral development is highly desirable. Experience with project management and intervention science methods are appreciated as well as training in data management and statistics. Moreover, as this project involves English and Spanish speaking families, fluency in Spanish is required.


The position involves assistance at all level of the project from recruitment to dissemination. Importantly, the position will help coordinate research activities across both sites and actively work with families and project staff. As the grant is in its first year, the postdoctoral scholar will have the option of embedding additional research questions into the project and s/he is expected to collaborate with the PIs on peer-reviewed publications. While there are project management expectations, the position should advance the candidate’s academic career.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Education, Psychology, Human Development, Public Health, or related field. As this project involves English and Spanish speaking families, fluency in Spanish is required. Writing experience and a publication record is required. Desirable qualifications include excellent written and oral communication; interest and experience with working with families and/or young children; and expertise in research design and methodology.

The UCI Campus and Community

Located in coastal Orange County, UCI is the fourth-largest campus in the University of California system. The city of Irvine is a planned community of over 200,000 located approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, about one hour from each major city. The city of Irvine has been ranked as one of the safest places to live in the U.S. and encompasses some of the highest-ranking public schools in California. Recreational opportunities abound: The UCI campus is within biking distance from the Pacific Ocean and a two-hour drive from mountain and desert vacation areas. The campus community includes five educational/child-care centers for infant-kindergarten aged children, and an after-school program for K-6.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at
Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, and names of three references (please do not solicit letters).
Inquiries may be directed to Stephanie Reich (949-824-5970 or

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy