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Postdoctoral Scholar (Prevention Science Institute) - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Psychology

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a current CV
Names and contact information of three professional references

Department Summary

The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The PSI encompasses focus areas consistent with the field of prevention science, including prevention and intervention, and implementation science. Understanding effective intervention strategies and the outcomes associated with these interventions across multiple domains of functioning, including biological, social, and contextual, is the focus of research at the PSI. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is committed to research that expands our understanding of interventions and development with diverse populations, and actively seeks to promote research that reduces health disparities in service utilization.

Position Summary

Postdoctoral scholars seek to improve skills in independent research through direct, mentored scholarship with faculty for the purpose of acquiring research training. Principal Investigators are collaborative in their research activities and postdoctoral scholars are expected to serve in both lead and supporting roles in manuscript development and other project activities. The nature of the work is relatively fast-paced and we value rigor, reproducibility, and productivity in scholarship from all members of the research team, while maintaining a positive and supportive work environment.

Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Postdocs may provide guidance and oversight to undergraduate and graduate students.

For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position requires a formal mentor plan and Individualized Development Plan.

Positions are limited duration, funding contingent appointments that may be part-time or short-term contracts not to exceed one year, and may be renewed for up to three years. An additional two year extension may be granted with approval from the Office of the Vice President for Research for a total appointment of five years. Renewals will be dependent upon program needs, funding, and performance. Salary will be dependent upon education and experience.

Minimum Requirements

• PhD in a related field such as education, psychology, prevention science, special education, or quantitative methodology, by start of position.
• Experience in the field of research.
• Evidence of scholarship (e.g. publications, presentations, grant submissions).
• Experience using advanced quantitative methodologies.
• Coursework and training in quantitative methods (e.g. SEM, Growth Modeling, etc).

Professional Competencies

• Ability to work as part of a collaborative scientific team.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work with large data sets and conduct multi-level analyses.
• Skills in developing manuscripts and publications.
• Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with faculty, staff, and graduate students.
• Ability to participate in conference presentations.
• Ability to work independently on highly technical projects.
• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working directly on Federal grants.
• Experience writing Federal grant applications either individually or with a team.
• Advanced quantitative methodology skills and training (e.g. CACE modeling, nested designs).
• Experience working with children and families.
• Experience working with high-risk families.
• Experience working with children with special needs.
• Experience with home interviews.
• Experience with longitudinal research studies.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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