Research Associate at the Institute of Human Development and Social Change
Dr. Pamela Morris is seeking candidates for multiple positions at the postdoctoral and advanced graduate student level to act as members of the research team for projects spanning the areas of parenting, school readiness, early childhood education, and pre-kindergarten at the intersection of research, practice, and policy.
Dr. Morris’ current work spans three main projects: 1) the study of an integrated primary/secondary parenting intervention within the population-scalable pediatric care platform called Smart Beginnings <steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/projects/smart> ; 2) large-scale randomized experiments of enhancements to preschool, work with NYC’s Department of Education to strengthen the research architecture in the context of their historic Universal Pre-K expansion <steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/projects/nyupk> and 3) Morris’ newest research addresses adolescent suicide from a developmentally-informed, population-health perspective <steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/projects/arcadia> . For a description of Dr. Morris’ portfolio of research, please visit her NYU Faculty Bio page here <steinhardt.nyu.edu/people/pamela-morris> .
The Research Associate’s primary responsibilities include management of data collection efforts, proposal development, data analysis, study coordination and project management and write-up of findings in the form of journal articles and book chapters. The position will allow for a dynamic experience that offers both breadth and depth in the realm of early childhood research and policy work. The Research Associate position offers several excellent training opportunities, including collaboration with senior and junior members of the research team and cross-institutional networking. There is a rich array of seminars in related areas of study and workshops in research methods and statistics available through the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and through NYU more broadly. Competitive postdoctoral salary and attractive fringe benefits; support for local travel costs and conference travel related to study activities. Minimum one-year commitment required, with the potential for a one-year renewal pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval.
Qualifications
There are multiple positions available. Candidates should have completed or be in the advanced stages of doctoral training in prevention science, developmental, clinical, or educational psychology, or related social science field. Experience in data and project management, grants development and manuscript preparation is critical. Relevant analytic skills are required, including proficiency in quantitative methodology (with experience programming in SAS, STATA and Mplus preferred). Ability to work well independently and in a multidisciplinary team; good organization skills and attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills necessary. Track record of academic publications and presentations for scholarly and policy audiences a plus.
Application Instructions
We are accepting applications immediately and will review applications on a rolling basis. To apply, upload CV, cover letter/ statement of interest, writing sample (thesis chapter or published article), and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees via Interfolio <apply.interfolio.com/88530> . If you have any questions, please contact Helena Wippick ( <> ).
There are opportunities for both full-time and part-time positions. Full benefits are offered to full-time staff. Candidates should be able to travel to New York University’s Washington Square Campus several times a week for work onsite. Salary is commensurate with experience and position type. Applications will be reviewed immediately and on a rolling basis. Please include in your cover letter your earliest available start date. We strongly prefer candidates who can begin between July and August 2021.