Post Doctoral Fellow - Innovation in Child and Family Wellness Research Group

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow - Innovation in Child and Family Wellness Research Group Department Social Work Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $49,027 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week 40 Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The Innovation in Child and Family Wellness (Innovative Wellness) Research Group of Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work, is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship in the areas of Maternal and Child Health ( MCH ). The postdoctoral fellow will join a research team to take a project coordinator role in exploring the roles of behavioral interventions to enhance child well-being and maternal health. This fellowship is designed to prepare a postdoctoral fellow for excellence in MCH research as well as a leadership position in academic and research institutions. The postdoctoral fellow will work primarily to analyze data, collaborate on empirical papers to submit to leading journals, develop grant proposals, and take an active role in ongoing prevention and early intervention research projects. The postdoctoral fellow should have experience and substantive knowledge of MCH research and expertise in applying principles of statistical resources and procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral interventions, conducting data management activities, and developing statistical models. Possession of statistical and database programming expertise to recode and transform data into analytic-ready data files and create variables to accommodate analytic needs is required. The postdoctoral fellowship has the option to renew for an additional year, contingent on performance and funding.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in social work, psychology, nursing, public health, or a related discipline focused on MCH research. Excellent writing skills required, as evidenced by publications or grant‐writing experience. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of conducting empirical MCH research and working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment. Proficient quantitative data analysis skills including ability to use statistical packages and proficiency in navigating and maintaining databases are required.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have previous experience in prevention research areas, including child abuse prevention, trauma-informed care, health promotion, health equity, and evaluation research. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills are also preferred.

Job Open Date 08/25/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates interested in the position should send a curriculum vitae, cover letter including a statement of research experience and interests, two reference letters and a contact information for a third reference, and a writing sample as an “Other Document.'

Additional Information

Located in downtown Richmond, VCU is a premier urban, public research university that has a diverse student body and has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as research-intensive. The university has a wide range of centers and institutes that facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research. Founded in 1917, the VCU School of Social Work is a highly ranked program offering B.S.W, M.S.W and Ph.D. degrees. Please visit our website for more information regarding our faculty, programs, scholarship, teaching innovation, and community engagement.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

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  1. * Do you have a doctoral degree in social work, psychology, nursing, public health, or a related discipline?
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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Reference Letter - 1
  5. Reference Letter - 2
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  1. Reference Letter - 3

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