Post-Doctoral Associate

George Washington University

Washington, DC

Job posting number: #7089787

Posted: November 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary:
Students in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences learn to apply psychological theories and methods to solve urgent problems facing individuals, communities and society. Our faculty members are active in mentoring student research, and several have been recognized for their prolific contributions to their fields of study. Surrounded by the esteemed research and health centers that Washington, D.C., and GW have to offer, psychology students integrate practical experience and research into their coursework, preparing them for a wide range of successful careers.

Team Represent is a dynamic interdisciplinary research team headed by Dr. Lisa Bowleg, Professor of Applied Social Psychology. The team includes Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Ana Maria del Río-González, a Project Director, Dr. Jenné Massie; and three doctoral students in the Applied Social Psychology Program. Various undergraduate and graduate research assistants also assist us with our work as volunteers or for academic credit. Using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, Team Represent conducts a variety of research projects focused on behavioral and structural aspects of HIV and substance use prevention with Black men and women; sexual and reproductive health with Latina transgender women; intersectionality; maternal and child health; and Black lesbian, gay and bisexual health. The Post-doctoral Scientist (Post Doc) will report to the Principal Investigators (PI), Dr. del Rio Gonzalez, and will work closely with the PI, Dr. Lisa Bowleg, the Project Director (PD), Dr. Massie and research staff. For the MARI Study, the Post Doc will be responsible for assisting the PI, Dr. del Rio Gonzalez with project coordination activities, including but not limited to: coordinating recruitment strategies, mixed method data collection and analysis, and supervising research assistants. The Post Doc will also assist with grant proposal development and manuscript development for five NIH-funded studies focused on Black men and women.


* Scientific Writing: Assisting with preparation of scientific technical reports, study protocol manuals, IRB protocols, annual continuation reports to the funders; quantitative and qualitative data analysis under the direction of the PD an PI; assisting with the preparation of study manuscripts for submission for peer-reviewed publication; assisting with the preparation of research presentations and posters; and assisting with the development of grant proposals.

* Project Coordination: Monitoring and adhering to project timelines and deliverables for MARI study; monitoring recruitment projections to ensure that recruitment targets are met; editing study instruments, materials and protocols under PI direction; assisting with with data collection and data analysis; and assisting the PI with interviewing, hiring, and supervising research assistants.

* Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
* PhD, DrPH or related doctoral degree in a social and/or behavioral science discipline.
* Prior research or coordination experience.
* Excellent organizational and attention-to-detail skills.
* Written and oral communication proficiency.
* Ability to work independently.
* Comfort with flexible and changing workload and work settings.
* Capacity for innovative problem-solving.
* Comfort and experience working with Black and LGBT communities.
* Experience and/or proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, and NVivo software.
* Good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, amiability and ease with talking and interacting with different people in diverse setting.
* Bilingual in English and Spanish.
* Previous experience as a post doc or project coordinator on a NIH-funded study; enthusiasm for community-based research.
* Experience presenting at or preparing presentations/posters for professional conferences.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.

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