Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Program Evaluation
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Contact jessica goldberg
Two Post-doctoral Research Position Openings, Spring 2012
Community-centered Evaluations at Tufts
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development
Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Community-centered Evaluations at Tufts University (CEval) seeks two qualified PhD-level researchers for post-doctoral research positions. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension for an additional 2-3 years. Our team of researchers is conducting several grant-funded evaluations of statewide home visiting programs; all studies are at various stages of design and implementation, and involve both quantitative and qualitative data. CEval is looking for thoughtful, collegial, and highly-motivated individuals interested in making a contribution to the fields of child and family research and policy. Based on the various needs of the projects, the candidate should be able to work successfully as a team member on some project goals and independently on others. We are seeking one post-doctoral fellow with primary expertise in quantitative analysis and one with primary expertise in qualitative analysis; candidates with strong backgrounds in mixed methods are also desirable.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Data management and analysis of large sample multi-method data, including large datasets from state agencies;
• Supervision and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students;
• Presentation of research findings at national and international meetings;
• Publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals and special interest publications;
• Grant writing and report writing for funders;
• Contributing to general project oversight and management;
• Consultation to project students and staff on research and analysis methods.
• Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a social science field (psychology, public health, sociology, public policy, child development, family studies, education);
• Knowledge of advanced quantitative statistical methods (e.g., confirmatory factor analysis, multiple imputation methods, structural equation models, multi-level models) and/or qualitative methods (e.g., software packages such as Atlas ti, coding procedures, and knowledge of mixed method approaches);
• Experience working with SPSS;
• Experience working in a team environment, ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Experience conducting program evaluation research;
• Knowledge of and/or experience with home visiting programs and evaluations;
• Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems;
• Experience with Microsoft Access databases.
Salary: $55,000-$58,000 + excellent benefits package.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 publications, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Jessica Goldberg, CEval Project Director
When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.