Postdoctoral Researcher - 21912BR

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bureau of Child Research
Outside KS/MO not listed
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The University of Kansas is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to support day-to-day research project operations of an NIH-funded, Stage-II randomized controlled trial that is being conducted in Baltimore, Maryland. The project examines the effect of computerized working memory training on executive function, decision-making, and associated health outcomes in low-income individuals in underserved areas of Baltimore.

The selected postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly and professional development activities, including opportunities to author research manuscripts, prepare applications for extramural research funding, and manage personnel. The candidate must live or be willing to relocate to the Baltimore, MD area.

The position will be a full-time (1.0 FTE) research dedicated fellowship for 1 year with possibility of renewal, depending on the stage of training of the incoming trainee and their rate of progress. Start date is flexible and will be determined between the successful applicant and mentoring team. The position is located in Baltimore, MD. The candidate must successfully pass a background check. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Responsibilities include tasks associated with project coordination and oversight, including activities that support recruitment, screening and enrollment, data collection and analysis, and preparation of written reports – a representative summary of responsibilities is presented below; however, successful applicants may perform related duties as needed.

Job Description

60% Overall Project Execution
  • Performs recruitment, screening, and enrollment of human research subjects
  • Conducts data collection sessions
  • Prepares and organizes study materials
  • Assists in preparing IRB and NIH regulatory documents
  • Coordinates compensation activities for research subjects
  • Monitors and adheres to research project timelines and procedures
  • Prepares project reports for regular team meetings
  • Oversees students and study staff in relevant project procedures
  • Orders supplies and keeps inventory
20% Data Management and Processing
  • Performs data entry
  • Performs regular data quality assurance checks
  • Performs data analyses as needed
  • Manages and reports metrics of research success
20% Scholarly Productivity
  • Prepares manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Prepares grant applications for independent funding

Position Requirements

  1. The candidate must live or be willing to relocate to the Baltimore, MD area.
  2. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Required Qualifications

  1. Doctorate-level degree in a discipline related to the project, including but not limited to Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Nursing.
  2. Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Demonstrated experience in using computers and related software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, SPSS).

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the doctorate conferred at the time of hire. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed 6-months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to work with underserved populations (e.g., low SES).
  2. Ability to supervise Research Aides or other research support staff.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins 5/16/2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Richard Yi

Advertised Salary Range

$53,760 - $64,634

Work Schedule

M-F, 9am-5pm

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Bureau of Child Research
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