Postdoctoral Researcher

Location
Newark, DE
Posted
Feb 20, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Job ID: 103528
Location: Newark, DE


Postdoctoral Researcher -CRESP

Deadline: Open until filled

The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) within the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware conducts rigorous research in education, health care, and human services. CRESP was recently awarded a federal grant to support the creation of a national research and development center focused on knowledge utilization in schools. The ultimate goal of the new Center for Research Use in Education (Rethinking Research for Schools, R4S) is to expand the study of knowledge utilization in schools and produce a more holistic picture of what drives research use, from the production of knowledge through research to the application of knowledge in local decision-making processes. To understand whether education research, through the work and products of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), its affiliated centers (e.g., the What Works Clearinghouse), and its grantees and contractors, is informing decisions at the school-level, we need to study the school-based practitioner community, the research community and the connections between them. R4S is looking to hire a Post-Doc Researcher who will play a key role in sample recruitment, instrument development, data collection and management, data analyses, and production of reports.

Responsibilities:

Analyze large-scale survey data

Sample recruitment

Instrument development

Quantitative data collection and management

Will be asked to contribute to qualitative piece

Will work closely with Project Director

Qualifications:

Doctoral degree

Measurement background

Experience with database programming (SAS, "R")

Familiar with using IRT, HLM, G-theory, Structural Equation Modeling

Experience collaborating on a research study

Strong writing skills

Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis is a plus

How To Apply

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html


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