University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow with skills in longitudinal data analysis to work at the Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work with us on the analysis of longitudinal data for social and cognitive research. The main dataset that we will be using is the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, but we will also be using other datasets. We are looking for someone who knows how to do hierarchical or multilevel modeling (essential), structural equation modeling (less essential), and event history analysis (less essential). The person has to have a strong applied statistical background although he or she may have been trained in a discipline other than statistics. A substantive interest in social and cognitive development in children is important. The person that we appoint will work in collaboration with faculty members in the R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre, as well as independently. The position is a 2-year, post-doctoral position. The salary is commensurate with experience.

The R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre is a multi-disciplinary research centre housed within the Institute of Child Study, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. The research goal of the centre is to examine children?s development within the different social contexts in which children function. Our research to date has focused on children within the context of their families, children within the school context and children within the legal context.

For more information about the position please e-mail or telephone: Dr. Jenny Jenkins, Director of the R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre., 416-934-4504 or

Closing date for applications is December 1, 2000 and the starting date for the position is somewhat flexible.