Research Scientist Position Opening, Child Trends
Child Trends is looking for a Research Scientist to join its Child Welfare research area which focuses on issues such as prevention of maltreatment, child protection, reunification, court oversight, foster care, kinship care, adoption, and youth leaving foster care. This position will is based in the Bethesda, MD office but will require travel. This position will be responsible for designing, planning, and executing major Child Welfare research projects in consultation with colleagues. It requires the ability to design a research approach, guide data collection, perform quantitative and qualitative analyses; write and present reports for various audiences; and draw inferences for policy and practice. The position also includes developing and writing proposals. The successful candidate will direct or co-direct research projects, including managing research analysts or research assistants and serve as a point person for communication between research partners or with clients.
Please complete the application at https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19217342 and upload your resume with a cover letter and include salary requirements, transcripts, writing sample and a list of three professional references. Please make sure to upload only one file containing all of these items. If you have technical difficulties uploading the document, please email the requested items to firstname.lastname@example.org including the position in the subject line.
See attached flier for qualifications and details.
Free Data Workshop: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014): A New Face on an Old Friend
The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Head Start programs, classrooms, and children that provides information about program performance, including improvement efforts, quality, and outcomes for children and families. FACES 2014 features a new “Core Plus” study design, which allows for more rapid and frequent data reporting (Core studies) and serves as a vehicle for studying more complex issues in greater detail with increased efficiency (Plus studies). This training will focus on the child, parent, classroom, and program Core data from fall 2014 and spring 2015 as well as the Family Engagement Plus study conducted in spring 2015.
Applications are competitive and due by May 22, 2017. Admitted participants will be considered for one of a limited number of stipends to help with travel and housing costs. To be considered, applicants must also submit a letter of support from a senior faculty member, mentor, or advisor.
See attached flier for full details.
Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Psychology – Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in developmental psychology. For more information about the department, visit www.luc.edu/psychology. In the laboratory of Dr. Christine Li-Grining, the successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary project with researchers from New York University, Harvard University, Fordham University, and LUC. The lab team will be investigating predictors of well-being among low-income, ethnic minority children who participated in the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) as preschoolers and are now adolescents. The CSRP is a large, federally funded project, which implemented a multi-component mental health intervention in preschool classrooms and has involved follow-up waves through high school. Studies will address topics such as self-regulation, academic achievement, friendship quality, behavior problems, and protective factors.
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Position Announcement: Project Manager of Research and Evaluation at Public Policy Associates Inc.
Public Policy Associates, Inc. of Lansing, MI is seeking to hire a full-time Project Manager with at least five years of experience leading research and evaluation projects. This position is responsible for designing and implementing evaluation plans and other research efforts, contributing to business development, maintaining strong client relationships, leading project teams, and modeling PPA’s values. Candidates should have experience in education, health and human services, or workforce development.
Visit our website’s Careers page for a full position description and to apply: https://www.publicpolicy.com/about-us/careers/
Foundation for Women’s Wellness Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2017 Research Award
The Foundation for Women’s Wellness, a nonprofit dedicated to improving women's health by raising support for innovative early-stage research and education, is accepting Letters of Inquiry for small, short-term studies with potential for improving medical knowledge in women's health.
Through the FWW Research Awards program, the foundation will award grants of up to $25,000, with priority given to projects focused on cardiovascular disease, top female cancers, the role of hormones in disease, stage-of-life health concerns such as pregnancy and menopause, and diseases disproportionately affecting women. Projects may include disease prevention or treatment; clarification of gender differences; and/or address quality-of-life concerns. Special priority will be given to projects that have direct clinical application in preventing and/or treating disease; studies with the promise of yielding results that will attract larger sources of funding; and/or that have potential to influence long-term research and clinical care directions.
To be eligible, lead investigators must be an M.D. and/or Ph.D. with a faculty appointment at an accredited medical institution in the United States. In addition, the affiliated institution must be willing to accept the award on behalf of the awardee with no administrative costs deducted.
LOIs must be received no later than June 20, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. See the FWW website for complete program guidelines and application instructions. Link to Complete RFP: https://thefww.org/research-awards/.
2018 Young Scholars Program Call for Proposals
The Foundation for Child Development's Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation's children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion.
Eligible researchers will have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., M.D., J.D., etc) within one to eight years of application submission (January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2016). Ten years for physician applicants (January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2016) To view additional eligibility criteria, research focus, timeline, and for more information about YSP and to apply, please visit the Foundation's Website.
The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is Monday, June 5, 2017 at 3:00pm EST. See attached flier for guidelines. Please send all questions about the application including technical questions about the online system to email@example.com.
Doctoral Dissertation Funding Announcement: Head Start and Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has recently published two discretionary research funding announcements titled “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants” and “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars”, which are summarized in the attachment.
If you have questions regarding these grant announcements, please email HSGraduateResearchReviews@icfi.com or ChildcareScholars@icfi.com, respectively, or call 1-877-350-5913. Potential applicants should sign up for updates on grants.gov to receive notifications and updates regarding these Funding Opportunity Announcements
See attachment for complete details. Letters of intent are due May 15, 2017 and applications are due June 12, 2017.
Ph.D. Research Associate Position, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. researcher to contribute to research as a Research Associate in the areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, urbanicity, early care and education, and human development across the life span. The applicant will work on several studies in these areas funded by NICHD, NSF, and private foundation support that are being conducted in the Child Development Across Context Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. This position involves analyzing data from several large, nationally representative studies of child development including the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study birth and kindergarten cohort studies (https://nces.ed.gov/ecls/) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth -1979 (https://www.bls.gov/nls/nlsy79.htm) to better understand how socioeconomic status shapes development over the life course and identify mechanisms driving the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic disadvantage.
This position will also require work with administrative data from several federal sources including the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, Toxic Release Inventory, and the FBI Crime Database. The Research Associate will work under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal in the Department of Psychology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong collaborations with local and national world-renowned researchers.