Job Description Summary:
The Center for Community Resilience at the George Washington
University is hiring a postdoctoral scientist for Evaluation. The
two-year appointment is a collaboration between GWU's Center for
Community Resilience (50%) and the Early Childhood Innovation
This position is primarily a temporary/training position in
which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and
conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a
controlled laboratory setting. In collaboration with the Principal
Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of
independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish
results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings,
and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may
also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of
lower level research staff. This role performs work under the
supervision of experienced researchers.
Center for Community Resilience (CCR)
The Center for Community Resilience (CCR) at the Milken
Institute School of Public Health, part of the George Washington
University, seeks to improve the health of communities by enabling
cross-sectoral partners to align policy, program and practice to
address adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse
community environments-the Pair of ACEs. Our innovative framing of
ACEs, with the explicit focus on equity and prevention, has
influenced local initiatives, programs, public health practice and
local, state and federal policy. Over the past five years, our
networks have successfully led systems and policy change focused on
addressing long-standing economic, social and health disparities by
partnering with community, integrating service delivery and
building political will for change.
Today, our partners are responding to the global COVID-19
pandemic that threatens the health and wellbeing of the communities
we serve. The pandemic has put on full display measurable
inequities along the nation's most fragile fault lines-race,
immigration and poverty. The groundbreaking work of CCR has been
pivotal in influencing public health and child health advocates to
center equity in their efforts to address trauma and building
Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN)
The Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) is a local
collaborative of health and education providers, community-based
organizations, researchers, and advocates promoting resilience in
families and children from pregnancy through age five in
The Evaluation Postdoctoral Fellowship
The fellowship provides opportunities to participate in ongoing
research, develop self-directed data projects, conduct
mixed-methods program evaluation, and lead manuscript publication
for various programs. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of
specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning
duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related
discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific
Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
- Direct knowledge in program evaluation research.
- Strong interest in child and family health and mental health,
social determinants of health, equity and community
- Strong scientific writing skills.
- Proficient in statistical software packages (Stata, R, or
- Proficient in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo,
ATLAS.ti, or Dedoose).
- Proficient in GIS mapping software (ArcGIS) preferred.
- Commitment to a 2-year program.
- Experience working in community settings is preferred.
Typical Hiring Range $53,840.04 - $69,333.11 How is pay for new
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