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Recruitment Period

Open date: November 12th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Biobehavioral Research Lab ( is seeking a motivated full-time postdoctoral researcher to join the CATSLife2 project, the Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging (CATSLife2), an NIA/NIH-funded research project to conduct research applying advanced statistical, genetic and geospatial methods for understanding associations between early life and proximal influences that influence cognitive functioning up to and across the midlife transition. The CATSLife2 team includes researchers at the University of California-Riverside, University of Colorado-Boulder, Kings College London as well as Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas at Austin.

The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Chandra Reynolds, contact PI, with opportunities to interact with other team member within and across sites. Opportunities to develop research projects will include evaluating lifespan pathways associating early life and recent environments and experiences to adult cognitive functioning, biomarkers, and health outcomes. Leveraging longitudinal, genetic and geospatial methods and approaches are encouraged. Participating in data management, manuscript preparation and scientific presentations will be a part of the expected work. The successful candidate will benefit from mentorship with respect to substantive and methodical approaches, publication opportunities, grantsmanship and professional development.

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The postdoc salary will be $53,460-$61,800 depending on experience. The appointment starts in December and will be for one year with the possibility for additional reappointment for an additional year(s) contingent on performance and available funding.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)