Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
February 10, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 846194 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science Department: Human Development & Family Studies - Css 10038324 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

Dr. Yijie Wang is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University. This is a 1 year position, with an option to renew for another year based on performance, on a 5-year project, funded by the National Institute of Health, to examine multiple forms of discrimination, substance use, sleep, and neighborhood environment over the course of late childhood and adolescence, using the national data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. The position is renewable contingent on funding.

The person will receive a unique training opportunity to work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at Michigan State University, Fordham University, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The person will also collaborate with another 2-year postdoctoral research associate funded by the project, hired at Fordham University and supervised by Dr. Tiffany Yip.


  • Engage in the following type of activities: data cleaning and management, measure construction, data analyses, preparation of publications and conference presentations, applying for additional funding, mentoring graduate and undergraduate lab members
  • Work with a research team of undergraduate research assistants, doctoral students, and other research associates
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree

    Doctorate -Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Education, or relevant social science

    Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Education, or relevant social science by date of hire
  • Experience with secondary analysis with large, longitudinal datasets
  • Strong quantitative methodologies (e.g., structural equation modeling, cross-lagged models, latent growth models, multilevel models, measurement invariance)
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Expertise with marginalized youth groups (e.g., based on ethnicity, race, immigration status, gender and sexual orientation, weight)
  • Experience and expertise with the project aims (e.g., substance use and biomarker data, sleep and actigraphy assessment, neighborhood environment and geocode data)
  • Capacity to disseminate research findings and work independently and collaboratively
  • Required Application Materials

    CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Together-we-will Statement

    The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https: //

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    Remote Work Statement

    MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



    Department Statement

    The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is a premier academic program, known nationally for excellence in applied, translational research that is positively impacting children, adolescents, families and marginalized communities. Our department purpose is articulated through research productivity, innovative teaching, outreach effectiveness, policy leadership, and the high-quality preparation of future scholars and leaders.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Feb 10, 2023 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: Feb 10, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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