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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Omaha, Nebraska

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Job Summary:

In a career as a Postdoctoral Research Associate you have a unique opportunity to conduct translational research within a service setting, studying the etiology of child and family functioning and evaluating prevention and treatment interventions in the areas of parent training, family services, school intervention, and out-of-home care. Routine clinical data collected during the provision of multiple family and school services as well as research data from NIH- and IES-funded grants are available for analysis with guidance from Dr. W. Alex Mason, Director of the TRC, and other staff members.

Responsibilities:

  • Data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • Data collection and intervention efforts.
  • Participate in research grant proposal submissions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related field by the date of hire.
  • Coursework and practicum experience in the design and implementation of research and evaluation in one or more of the following areas: education, child welfare, outcomes evaluation, criminal justice, family studies, or behavioral health care.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications. Some grant writing experience preferred.
  • Available to travel (e.g., for conference presentations).
  • Knowledge of research design, statistics (e.g., SEM, multilevel modeling), and relevant computer software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, Mplus).
  • Available to complete an initial appointment of two years, renewable for a third year contingent on annual performance reviews and availability of funding.

About the Translational Research Center (TRC):

The TRC (formerly the National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies) is a highly unique research center embedded within Boys Town, a national service organization, that provides uncommon opportunities for involvement in applied research that directly impacts and improves services. The TRC conducts research on child development and family functioning, tests the efficacy/effectiveness of interventions, and translates findings into practice both within and outside of Boys Town. The TRC also has close ties with the Boys Town National Research Hospital (e.g., the Neurobehavioral Research Center) as well as with local and regional universities, which provides multiple collaboration opportunities.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Schedule: Full-Time

Date Posted: November 08, 2019

Job ID: 14598

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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