Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 233951

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

315 Ferst Drive Ste. 1403

Atlanta, GA 30332

Department Information

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University was created jointly by the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. As such, we offer the best of both internationally renowned institutions. The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech has been consistently ranked as one of the top BioE/BME programs for several consecutive years. This program is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled research opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated core facilities.

We are united by our dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of all by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide. We are highly collaborative, interdisciplinary innovators in basic and translational research and education. We are far-sighted educators, dedicated to creating biomedical engineers equipped for success today and in the future, across all realms of the burgeoning field.

Job Summary

The Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Fellow to join a multidisciplinary team implementing revolutionary change in engineering education practices. Our vision is to educate inclusive engineers who understand that a diverse workforce finds and solves new and compelling problems, and who have the skills and disposition to seek out, form, and thrive on diverse and inclusive teams. To achieve our vision, the Fellow will work collectively with curricular faculty and students to create a curriculum that seamlessly interweaves inclusive concepts and practices with technical content at multiple social scales.

The Fellow will contribute to a research program that seeks to answer the following research questions: 1) how can inclusion-promoting interventions be sustainably integrated into the curriculum, 2) how do the curriculum modifications impact students’ interpersonal skills and understanding of inclusive engineering design practices, and 3) what system and structural changes are effective in supporting organizational change? We are seeking a candidate who has a strong record of designing and executing qualitative studies. Qualitative interviewing, participant observation, state-of-the-art analytic techniques and code book development are the essential tools we seek. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to recruit and mentor a team of undergraduate research assistants.

We anticipate the knowledge generated by this work will contribute to the development of organizational change and inclusive educational approaches that will be applicable to a wide range of settings, including in the academic, public, and private sectors.

The Fellow will collaborate with the project’s PI, Executive Director of Learning and Training, the Director of Learning Sciences and other postdoctoral fellows.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Conduct literature reviews, present briefs, and organize resources.
    Plan and conduct qualitative research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with the Co-PIs and project staff.
    Participate in project related meetings as needed.
    Help develop and evaluate scalable and transferrable educational interventions.
  • Present findings at conferences, workshops, and stakeholder meetings.
    Publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.
    Perform other related duties as needed.
Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

PhD in social psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, organizational psychology, organizational behavior, organizational justice, sociology, organizational change, engineering education, ethnography, or related fields. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated ability to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis, although our primary need is qualitative.

Contact Information

Le Doux, Joseph M; Director Academic

[email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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