Work With Us

We are a dynamic and diverse group of scientists conducting interdisciplinary developmental research among youth and families. If you are interested in working with us, please see opportunities below!

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

We are looking for a postdoc/research scientist to work with an interdisciplinary team on 2 R01 projects funded by NIDA to study resilience in youth. This unique opportunity will allow the associate to work at the intersection of adolescent resilience, data science, and developmental cognitive neuroscience. As a team member, they will collaborate with principal investigators from various fields, including developmental psychology, human development, family science, cognitive neuroscience, and developmental psychobiology. Competitive pay in the lovely town of Athens, GA. Please apply through this link.  

Graduate Students 

YDI is now accepting applications for graduate training in HDFS and Neuroscience.

Students interested in exploring neurocognitive and socioemotional mechanisms underlying the associations between early adversity and adolescent resilience will best fit the scope of ongoing and future studies in the lab. Dr. Oshri and Dr. Geier specifically encourage applications from individuals from under-represented groups in science.

If you are an interested prospective student, please feel free to email Dr. Oshri ( or Dr. Geier ( to introduce yourself and share your research interests. It is also helpful to include a copy of your CV with your email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduates are welcomed as important, valued members of the YDI community. No prior research experience is necessary to join us! To help you get the most out of your research experience and training, we do request multiple semester commitments whenever possible. If you’re interested in joining YDI and want to take credit with us, please fill out our Undergraduate Research Application so we can learn more about you. Our student coordinators will contact you about YDI opportunities after you complete the form, at the end of semester.

YDI Undergraduate Research Application