Postdoctoral Associate

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 519891
Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:18380000 - ED-CTR EXCEL EARLY CHILD STUD

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Postdoc Associate to coordinate a grant-funded randomized controlled trial of Florida Embedded Practices and Interventions with Caregivers, which is focused on young children birth to age 3 who have or are at risk for development delays, their families, and the personnel who support them. This individual will work under the supervision of project Principal Investigators and will collaborate with project staff to assist with the conduct of a randomized controlled trial that may include: coordination of recruitment and enrollment activities; maintenance of IRB protocols; coordination of data collection and data entry activities; completing data collection and data analysis; supporting the development, validation, and evaluation of professional development and intervention materials; and implementation of professional development activities. This position requires ongoing and effective communication with faculty and staff as well as other community partners of the Anita Zucker Center. The position is grant-funded and time-limited.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate project activities under the supervision of the Principal Investigators
  • Among these functions are:
    • Assist Principal Investigators to maintain current IRB protocols
    • Assist Principal Investigators with project recruitment and enrollment activities
    • Support the implementation of professional development and intervention activities for professionals working with young children birth to age 3 and their families
  • Coordinate data collection and data entry activities under supervision of the Principal Investigators
  • Assist with data collection and data analysis activities
  • Assist with supervision of data collection staff
  • Assist with project-related professional development activities, as appropriate
Expected Salary:

Salary is negotiable, highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A doctoral degree in early childhood education, special education, psychology or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience teaching or working with children birth through age 3
  • Knowledge and practice developing and delivering professional development to professionals serving children birth through age 3 or their caregivers
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated strength in organization and efficiency meeting deadlines 

  • Experience collecting qualitative or quantitative data
  • Experience analyzing qualitative or quantitative data
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; REDCap; and applications for developing online professional development materials or video editing
  • Ability to speak and interpret communications in Spanish
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of four references.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after this date will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 06 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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