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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Requisition Number STFR003760
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 05/24/2017
Responsibilities

The Department of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University is offering a one year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years. The incumbent will play a leadership role in a measurement development project funded by the Institute for Education Sciences (R324A150071). The goal of the project is to develop and evaluate formative measures for the assessment of the emotional and behavioral functioning of elementary school students. The position will focus on: school and participant recruitment, scheduling of data collection; supervising graduate student research assistants; and collecting, managing, analyzing, and disseminating data associated with the grant. Challenges of the position involve being involved simultaneously in multiple aspects of the research process, managing graduate students with many competing demands for their time, along with the other challenges involved in conducting field-based research.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications included (a) earned doctorate in school psychology or a closely related field by August 2017, (b) experience working with administrators and staff in school settings, and © experience with scholarly writing. Desirable qualifications include (a) expertise in social-emotional/behavioral assessment and (b) background in measurement theory.

Additional Information

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
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