Post Doctoral Research Associate in Youth-Nex

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-12
Req: R0003917
Youth-Nex (The University of Virginia Center to Promote Effective Youth Development) is seeking highly qualified applicants for a one year Postdoctoral Research Associate position, with the possibility of extension to two years based on success in the first year. The position is part of a program that trains scholars to conduct research related to promoting effective youth development, intervention, and programming, including preventing problem behaviors.

An earned Ph.D. in Education, Psychology or a related field is required by the start date of the position. Research interests in issues of adolescent development is essential. Experience conducting applied or translational research in educational and/or community-based out-of-school settings is required. Experience in synthesizing research literature, data management and collection of field studies is essential as is familiarity with multi-methods approaches to research. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and design, management, and analysis skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have direct experience translating research for practitioner audiences and/or partnering with practitioners on research, grant writing, and using an interdisciplinary approach to education, youth development, and/or prevention science.

To apply, visit Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two publications/writing samples, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise.

Applications that are missing materials will not receive full consideration


Research Associates are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2019 and will remain open until filled.


For questions about the position please contact Nancy Deutsch [email protected] or Catherine Bradshaw [email protected]. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, [email protected]

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/13/2019
Application Due: 12/29/2019
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