Post Doctoral Fellow

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Location: Houston, TEXAS
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Post Doctoral Fellow - (STA002968)  
Organization
: H0125 Psychology 

Description

 

Works under the direction of a faculty member. Provides expertise in the design, operation and analysis of experiments or research projects in areas such as chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, optometry, all fields of engineering, etc. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedures and performs analyses of data. Prepares reports. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development. Ensures experiments or research efforts are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to changes in procedures, processes, or experimental design. May prepare and/or edit research papers, proposals and reports.


Skill Level: Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management skills. 


Duties: Receives progress and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control or supervisory responsibility. Recommends changes in research procedure. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment. 


Supervision: Receives supervision and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel. Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.




 

EEO/AA


The Department of Psychology and the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral associate to engage in the analyses of a variety of datasets, including cross-sectional and longitudinal behavioral and educational data. The objective of the position is to draw upon and develop a range of quantitative skills for the purposes of manuscript and grant writing.


Job Requirements: Ideal candidates will have a PhD in Measurement, Quantitative Methods, Cognitive, Educational or Developmental Psychology, or closely related field by the date of hire. Expertise with item response theory (IRT), structural equation model (SEM), and longitudinal data modeling will be required. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with the preparation of project reports and related documentation, manuscripts and grant proposals. Candidates should have an interest working in early childhood and international settings, be adaptable, flexible, creative, and have strong communication skills in English. Experience with assessment development and knowledge of Spanish are also desirable. Applicants must possess their doctoral degree before starting the postdoctoral position.


How to apply: Review of applications will begin in Fall 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Submit (1) a letter of application detailing experiences, research interests and career goals, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) two writing samples, and (4) two letters of recommendation.  The postdoctoral associate will be advised by Drs. Elena Grigorenko and Sascha Hein.



 

Qualifications

 
Ph.D. Degree with 0 years experience
Applicants must possess their doctoral degree before starting the postdoctoral position.
Experience with assessment development and knowledge of Spanish are also desirable.
Submit (1) a letter of application detailing experience, research interests and career goals, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) two writing samples, and (4) two letters of recommendation.
 
Salary: $3,223.00 - $4,834.00 
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Writing Samples 
Employee Status
: Regular/Benefits 
Job Posting
: Jul 9, 2018, 5:13:40 PM
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