Postdoctoral Researcher

first_imgRESPONSIBILITIES:The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with faculty mentors asfollows:40% – Affiliate with a Research Faculty Mentor and theirresearch program to collaborate with this research team in theconduct of applied research with individuals with ASD/EBD.Participation will include attending weekly meetings and conductinga complementary intervention study.20% – Complete grant preparation activities for IES and otheragencies, including literature reviews, pilot studies, and grantapplications in order to learn how to write and submit acompetitive application.18% – Attend/monitor agreed upon courses and seminars toincrease content and methodological knowledge that is the focus ofthe project.10% – Produce and submit professional research documents andcommunications disseminating findings to the larger community ofspecial education, such as peer-reviewed journals, and nationalconferences of professional organizations.10% – Use ASD/EBD relevant measurement tools (i.e., ADOS-2,ADI-R) to identify and evaluate the impacts of ASD/EBD oneducational participation and academic performance.2% – Develop, maintain, and evaluate an annual IndividualFellow Plan (IFP) based on the Postdoctoral Applicant’s strengths,weaknesses, and interests to organize and evaluate one’s individualprogress in the program. Competencies in ASD/EBD Content Areas.Produce systematic literature reviews and meta-analyticsyntheses to examine and establish evidence-based practices.Conduct individualized research focused on individuals with ASDand/or EBD in school settings using principles of implementationscience.  Location and Commitment. Theprogram is at the JGCP, a community-based urban research facilityaffiliated with the Institute for Life Span Studies at theUniversity of Kansas and the Children’s Campus of Kansas City. JGCP(,located in Kansas City, KS although some of the mentoring andresearch may take place in Lawrence, KS.Due to COVID restrictions, this position will beginteleworking and will transition to on-site work when deemed safeand necessary.This position requires a two-year commitment and location withinthe Kansas City-Lawrence, KS area. Granting agency requiresthat candidates for this position be either U.S. citizens orpermanent U.S. residents. The successful candidate musthave appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. beforeemployment begins. Postdoctoral Researchers must have completedtheir doctorates prior to their appointments. Please note that alloffers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactorycompletion of a background check. Continuation after one year alsois dependent on yearly funding and satisfactory annualevaluations. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in SpecialEducation:A Research to PracticeModel The Postdoctoral Research Program at the Juniper GardensChildren’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting one postdoctoral researcherinterested in developing expertise in translation of research intopractice to improve outcomes for individuals with Autism SpectrumDisorder (ASD) and Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) inschool/post-secondary settings. The postdoctoral position is afull-time (1.0 FTE), 2 year, research-dedicated fellowship.The Postdoctoral Researcher will have the opportunity toparticipate in over ten federally funded research projects, gainingthe knowledge and skills necessary to conduct rigorous research.During the fellowship, postdoctoral researchers will work alongsideexpert and peer mentors to design and implement independentresearch studies culminating in peer-reviewed publications andpresentations. Fellows will benefit from research-practitionerpartnerships and mentorship in advanced statistics. The skillsgained from this experience will prepare fellows to obtain externalfunding for their own independent research program.Fellows will achieve the following competencies throughdevelopment of knowledge and expertise in: The University of Kansas prohibitsdiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity,religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, statusas a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status,gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in theuniversity’s programs and activities. Retaliation is alsoprohibited by university policy. 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In the cover letter, please indicate how you see thisparticular training experience helping advance your professionalskills and goals with conducting translational research in schoolsor post-secondary transition settings.  Also,please include paragraphs describing what you would like toaccomplish in each of the following domains: (1) in research onindividuals with EBD and/or ASD, and (2) methodological skills andknowledge. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. HowardWills at [email protected] or Dr.Brian Boyd at [email protected] For questions about the application process, pleasecontact Diana Skill at [email protected]        Competencies in Research Skillsand Knowledge. Gain familiarity with the Institute of Education Sciences’Standards of Excellence in Education Research (SEER).Apply SEER to engage in rigorous experimental single caseand/or randomized controlled trial designs.Employ Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Analysis techniquesfor school-based research data. *Funding source mandates that applicants must be U.S.citizen or permanent resident. The successful candidatemust have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. beforeemployment begins. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:Due to COVID restrictions, this position will begin teleworkingand will transition to on-site work when deemed safe andnecessary.Granting agency requires that candidates for this position beeither U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:PhD in special education or discipline related to education anddevelopment such as language/communication disorders, appliedbehavior analysis, or the psychology disciplines (e.g.,quantitative, child, developmental, educational, school psychology,etc.).Two years minimum experience conducting research studies withat-risk children or adolescents or children/adolescents withdisabilities in school settings as evidenced by applicationmaterials.One-year minimum experience working directly with individualsin a school-based and/or post-secondary transition setting asevidenced by application materials.Excellent writing skills as evidenced by quality of applicationmaterials, peer-reviewed publications, dissertation, and writingsample.NOTE: To be appointed at the PostdoctoralResearcher title, it is necessary to have successfully defended adissertation and have completed all PhD requirements. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience working directly with children with/at risk forASD/EBD in a public school setting and/or post-secondary transitionsetting.Experience with statistics, statistical software, andquantitative methods (e.g., growth modeling, Mplus or R).Research experience including implementation of (a) singlesubject experimental design studies, or (b) experimental groupdesign studies.Doctoral coursework that included advanced statisticscourses.Interests in the uses of traditional and digitalinformation/communication technologies in research.Publication in peer-reviewed journal in the field of specialeducation, psychology, applied behavior analysis or relatedfields.Strong oral communication skills as evidenced by work and/oreducation experience.FTE: 100%SALARY: $60,000 annually plus healthbenefits.DEADLINE/START DATE: Review ofapplications will begin March 29, 2021 and will continue until aqualified applicant pool has been identified. Start date istentatively set for month of August, 2021.HOW TO APPLY: For more information and to applyonline, go to Additionally, a cover letter, vitae, professionalwriting sample (e.g., publication, dissertation) andcontact information for three professional references who can speakto your experiences and qualifications are required. Please note that all offers of employment are contingentupon the satisfactory completion of the backgroundcheck. Professional Skills. Acquire strategies to write grants and manage researchprojects.Develop methods and skills to effectively disseminateresearch.Establish and monitor career development goals to create astrategic career development plan.last_img read more