The Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Lab, supervised by Mary Dozier at the University of Delaware (UD), is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow. The position involves working on one of two randomized clinical trials (RCT) that test the efficacy of an early home visiting intervention (ABC). In one of the RCTs, mothers using opioids and their infants are currently being enrolled. Autonomic nervous system regulation, brain activation (using event related potentials and MRI), cortisol regulation, DNA methylation, attachment, and behavioral regulation are among the variables assessed. The second study assesses adolescents who were first enrolled in an RCT in infancy. All adolescents are scanned at ages 13, 14, and 15, and additional behavioral constructs (inhibitory control, emotion regulation, attachment/affiliation) are assessed.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for overseeing research activities. Prior experience with MRI data collection and processing is preferred but not required. This is a full-time benefited position. Salary will follow the NIH postdoc salary scale.

Ph.D. required by position start date, preferably in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, or related field. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

The position start date is flexible, with a preferred start date in the spring or early summer of 2022. Please send CV and letter of interest to Mary Dozier, <mailto:>.

More information about the ABC Lab can be found at