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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Interested applicants for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship must also complete the following:

Contact Dr. Robinson electronically by sending 1) a letter of interest that addresses experience/interest in topic area and desired start date 2) CV 3) sample publications (up to three), and 4) two - three letters of reference in PDF format (preferred) to (Indica Sur, Lab Coordinator). In the subject line, indicate CMAH Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Additional information about the lab can be found at


Job Summary

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Leah E. Robinson (Associate Professor of School of Kinesiology, Director of the Child Movement, Activity, & Developmental Health (CMAH) Lab at the University of Michigan) is seeking Post- Doctoral Fellow for a federally funded (R01) project.

CMAH Lab: The CMAH Lab conducts research that takes a developmental perspective to motor skill acquisition, physical activity, and physical health and development in pediatric populations. The fellow will assist on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded project that examines the effects of a motor skill intervention on motor competence, physical activity, and perceived motor competence during the early childhood years.

University of Michigan: The University of Michigan is a top 5 ranked public university (U.S. News & World Report) with more than 100 top-ranked programs. The 19 schools at the University offer the opportunity for diverse collaborations with public health, environment, medicine, business, biological sciences, and more.

School of Kinesiology: The School of Kinesiology is ranked #3 among Kinesiology program in the country (National Academy of Kinesiology).


Expectations and Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to: a) performing the research required by the faculty supervisor at a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and  federal regulations, b) oversee various research studies operations, c) actively engage in writing grants and disseminating research, and d) working in a collegial and cooperative manner with the research team.

Required Qualifications*

Requirements: 1) PhD in a health-related field (e.g., Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, etc.) by the time of appointment, 2) research experience in motor behavior/assessment and/or measurement of physical activity with accelerometers, 3) strong data analysis and processing skills 4) evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals), and 5) excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information

Salary & benefits: Competitive salary and full health benefits. The appointment is for an initial 1-year period with the  potential of renewal for additional years of commitment based on performance review.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start date is flexible, but before September/October 2018 is preferred.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.