Postdoctoral Research Associates


The FRC's Postdoctoral Research Associate positions provide opportunities for early career development, publication, supervision by national leaders in human development and family studies, and experience working on transdisciplinary teams. Candidates should have completed a doctoral degree in human development/family studies, nutritional sciences, psychology, education, economics, or related fields. They must also have strong methodological and quantitative data analysis skills, writing skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative transdisciplinary environment on projects. These projects are related to the prevention of childhood obesity, food insecurity, resource development for immigrant families and their children, and programs that connect food and family in positive ways.

Positions Available

The FRC is currently seeking to fill up to two postdoctoral positions to commence as early as August 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  • Early childhood nutrition
  • Prevention of childhood obesity
  • Family factors that contribute to healthy eating habits in the first three years of life
  • Household food insecurity
  • Longitudinal data analysis

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Applicants should send curriculum vitae and cover letter in PDF format and names and contact information for three references by clicking below.

Submit Applications Here


Barbara Fiese
Director, Family Resiliency Center
Phone: 217-244-3967