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Job Summary

This position is Sponsor funded for 1-year with the potential for 1-year renewal. 

Seeking a post-doctoral candidate who is highly organized, energetic, creative and community-minded to operationalize and coordinate the research activity at two early childhood centers serving the Flint residents. 


  • Coordinate the research project at Cummings and Educare Flint
  • Establish and maintain accurate research materials for research activities including IRB applications
  • Recruit, Interview, train and oversee research assistants
  • Collaborate, train and work with teachers for data collection
  • Conduct and oversee data collection.
  • Oversee data entry and maintain dataset
  • Attend meetings with partners, and make connections and foster possible collaborate research partnerships
  • Conduct data analyses and write reports
  • Write manuscripts in collaboration with PI, and support PI for seeking additional funding

Required Qualifications*

  • Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education or closely related field
  • Minimum three to five years engaged in research
  • Excellent organizational skills including effective supervisory experience
  • Minimum three to five years working with young children, families and teachers
  • Demonstrated experience working with families from undeserved communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Basic lifting including must be able to occasionally lift small children
  • Must be able to travel to Educare and Cummings sites and sometimes to Ann Arbor
  • This position must be able to attend various trainings and conferences

Additional Information

Grant from Community Foundation of Greater Flint

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