Post-Doctoral Researcher, National Science Foundation grant

California State University East Bay
California, United States
$4,476.00 - $6,287.00
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The California State University East Bay seeks applications for the full-time position of post-doctoral
researcher to support research on a four-year $3.4 million National Science Foundation grant.  This is a 1-
year grant funded position with option for re-appointment.  The Science Communities of Practice
Partnership (SCOPP) is studying a comprehensive teacher professional development model to transform
science teaching and learning in elementary schools serving predominately low-income, minoritized
students. The project will provide evidence about specific components of the professional development
(PD) model that support sustainable improvement in science teaching, test the ways that teacher
ownership and organizational conditions mediate instructional change, and develop four tools for
facilitating teacher learning and the accompanying capacity building.
Summary of position: The postdoctoral researcher will work in collaboration with a research team to
design research, coordinate and conduct data collection, analyze data, prepare manuscripts for
publication, and prepare reports. The postdoctoral researcher will also supervise graduate and
undergraduate research assistants.
 Full-time, Benefited, non-exempt, temporary position

To apply:  Go to website( to complete the online application. In doing so, you must attach a pdf of following:
 Cover letter
 2-page statement of research background and interests
 2 reprints/preprints of articles or chapters (or other writing samples)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
 Design research studies
 Collect quantitative and qualitative date
 Organize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
 Lead conference presentations and publications of research findings
 Assist with NSF annual report
 Attend research and leadership meetings
 Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 Research experience in science education, teacher learning/professional development, and/or
educational reform
 Methodological expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research
 Experience presenting at national conferences and publishing in high-impact educational research
 Experience working in research teams
 Must have reliable transportation and the ability to travel to different school districts throughout
the day