Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
This individual will work collaboratively with the Military REACH research team to plan, oversee, and complete research products, such as summaries of research articles and literature reviews addressing topics pertinent to the grant’s target audiences. These tasks require an advanced level of social science research knowledge, including qualitative and quantitative analyses, and excellent writing skills, including conveying ideas, writing structure, and grammar. The position also requires superior critical thinking skills, particularly synthesizing a body of research to identify broader themes and convey these themes through written research reports.
The Postdoctoral Fellow may serve as a supervisor to other researchers and students within the research lab.
Dependent on project needs and candidate interest, there is also potential for the individual in this position to conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses and prepare publications.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in Human Development and Family Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related discipline at the time employment begins. Candidates must demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and common statistical programs (e.g., SPSS, AMOS, MPlus).
Strong candidates will demonstrate (1) leadership skills to manage a diverse, collaborative team and mentor research assistants, (2) a history of independent writing and leading peer-reviewed publications, (3) in-depth knowledge and direct application of advanced quantitative and qualitative analyses, and (4) an applied program of research.
Our Military REACH team creates research reports for our stakeholders, including DOD policymakers, helping professionals who serve military families (e.g., therapists, social workers), military leadership, and military families. Our goal is to convey research in a way that is accessible and easily understood by these various stakeholders.
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