The Research on Youth Thriving & Evaluation Institute (RYTE) explores questions related to developmental science and program evaluation and planning from a systems science perspective. The Post Doctoral Research Associate should have an advanced degree in human development, developmental psychology or a related field.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Post Doctoral Research Associate will conduct independent research as a member of the Institute for Research on Youth Thriving and Evaluation (RYTE) at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, under the supervision of co-Directors Dr. Jennifer Urban & Dr. Miriam Linver (http://www.montclair.edu/ryte-institute/). The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work on several grant-funded projects including the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Character Initiative Project (examining the training of adult volunteers, and the character outcomes for youth), Greater Good in Action 2.0 (a program of the Greater Good Science Center), and Building Character in Youth through a Game-based Solution to a Community Challenge (a study of a program in Honduras), among others.
The Post Doctoral Research Associate will take a lead in the quantitative research of the projects and will be expected to write manuscripts for publication. • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Conduct complex quantitative survey analysis (e.g., multi-level modeling, latent class analysis, growth curve modeling), with multiple waves of youth and adult data Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals
• Lead an effort to develop quantitative measures for assessing youth character • Independently manage data and analysis of mixed-methods dataset • Present research findings at national meetings • Conduct grant report writing for funders and other external audiences
• Contribute to grant proposal writing
• Participate in projects focused on evaluation capacity building
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual able to work efficiently and productively in a fast-paced research environment. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. (or have ABD status and a scheduled date for their dissertation defense) in a social science field with a focus on human development, developmental psychology, or a related field, as determined by the Institute co-Directors. Candidates should be able to work independently on project goals, and lead the work of doctoral assistants and graduate assistants. Candidates should also have knowledge of research methods, quantitative data analysis, and qualitative data analysis. Candidates must also demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual rigor and engagement; excellent writing ability and publication record; experience working in a team environment; an ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Internal Number: R1001466
About RYTE Institute, Montclair State University
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