The Levitt Lab at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, (CHLA DRCYF) is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow

Fellow – Post Doc – Research

Job Description

Work That Matters – Our work is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

No one has more expertise treating children than Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. CHLA is the only children’s hospital in California to make the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of “Best” children’s hospitals, and is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.

Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. At times the work may be challenging, but it is always rewarding. We hope you’ll come and find out for yourself.

It’s Work That Matters.

Position Summary: The Levitt Lab at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Research on Children, Youth, and Families (CHLA DRCYF) is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in several longitudinal research studies investigating adversity and resiliency in infancy and early childhood. The lab uses biomarkers, surveys and questionnaires, eyetracking and social, emotional and cognitive child assessments to study the effects of risk and resilience. Outstanding opportunity for scientific and professional development through active mentorship, networking with the community of researchers in pediatrics at CHLA, and opportunities to grow a research focus of particular interest.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

A Ph.D. degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field is required. Expertise in developmental measures and assessments of infants and toddlers Experience collecting and analyzing eyetracking data is preferred but not required. Expertise in data processing and management, longitudinal statistical analyses, and programming (e.g. Matlab, R). Strong quantitative skills, including longitudinal data analysis, and has worked with statistical packages that handle missing data

Candidates are expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interpreting, visualizing, and communicating results from analyses, as well as strong interpersonal skills. 

Duties/Responsibilities: Conduct collaborative research activities with others in the clinical research group and the Principal Investigator. The research fellow will participate in all levels of the research investigation, including experimental design, data collection and processing, use of established data analysis and exploring novel strategies, grant and manuscript preparation. Duties will also include participation in regularly scheduled in-person and/or virtual meetings, seminars, and trainings with study staff, and other tasks as assigned by the PI and projects manager. Some training and supervision of research assistants will be required.