Research Coordinator/ Post-doctoral Fellow

A Research Coordinator/Post-doctoral Fellow position is available at Instituto PENSI in Sao Paulo Brazil for the Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact Project (EI-3). The post-doctoral fellow will oversee data collection and scientific protocols. EI-3 is a new project by led by Nathan Fox, Charles Nelson, and Charles Zeanah, in collaboration with Instituto PENSI to conduct a study comparing the effects of institutional vs. foster/family care on child development including attachment, neurobiology, socioemotional and cognitive development. The post-doctoral fellow should have familiarity with behavioral assessments of infants and young children, and have some familiarity with eye tracking methods, and electrophysiology.

The fellow will:

·       Participate in data collection

·       Train and supervise research assistants in data collection protocols.

·       Work with the US Study Staff  and the research team in Brazil to establish best practices in data collection and data processing.

·       Work with US Study Staff and the research team in Brazil to regularly assess data quality and make necessary adjustment to data collection as needed.

·       Attend weekly staff meetings via video chat with US Staff.

·       Conduct data analyses under the direction of Drs. Nelson, Fox, and Zeanah, and the site PI, Dr. Edson Amaro.

Travel to the US for training purposes, and local travel in and around São Paulo City for data collection will be required.



A demonstrated track record in:

·       Human subjects research

·       Excellent writing and communication skills

·       Working within a university or research setting

·       Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or related field

·       Proficient in English and fluent in Portuguese

Interested persons should send a CV and cover letter to Julie Staples-Watson ()