Employment/Education Opportunity for STEM Graduate Students
Applications are now being accepted for a 2-year NICHD post-doctoral research fellowship in
Developmental Science at the University of Michigan. The Developmental Area within the
Department of Psychology will award one post-doctoral fellowship with an ideal start date
between August 1 and September 15. The successful applicant must complete all requirements
for the PhD before the post-doctoral fellowship can begin; however, it is not necessary that the
degree be conferred before the start date.
The objective of the fellowship is to train individuals on three pillars of knowledge: (1)
developmental science of social context; (2) human neurobiology, which may include brain
imaging, genetics, epigenetics, and endocrine function; and (3) advanced research methods
(e.g., quantitative statistics appropriate for combining and analyzing longitudinal data from
different levels of functioning). This cross-training will produce researchers well-positioned to
develop cutting-edge work that advances knowledge about how neurobiological factors interact
with environmental contexts to influence development across several domains and contexts.
The Developmental Area faculty has a broad range of research interests across the life-span
from infancy to late adulthood. See full description for details.
Graduate assistantship (doctoral or master’s) in interdisciplinary research in agro-ecosystems. We seek a student who will focus mostly on micrometeorological measurements of nitrous oxide and methane fluxes and who will contribute to the integrated team effort of this project pertaining to nitrate and nitrous oxide losses in response to water table management.
From Pore to Profile to Planet: Improving predictions of soil carbon dynamics through data-model synthesis: This research opportunity provides the chance for an innovative early-career scientist to make significant advances in our capacity to effectively model terrestrial carbon cycle responses to climate change. Research advisors: Corey Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org); Sasha Reed (USGS); Todd Hawbaker (USGS); Mark Waldrop (USGS); Crystal Ng (University of Minnesota). Proposed station: Denver CO, with potential for time in Moab UT and Menlo Park CA.