Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0004324
Salary Range: Dependent upon qualifications
Senior Research Scientist is the title for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary professional contributions and consistent high-quality research evaluation or development technical assistance in an area that involves young children and their families, as well as excellence in professional or public service. The Senior Research Scientist must demonstrate significant leadership by obtaining external funding, administering projects, publishing their work in high quality peer-reviewed journals, or developing materials or intervention models that are used widely. The Senior Research Scientist has exhibited evidence of high quality technical expertise in their field of work and is noted for the creativity and originality of their contributions.
The Senior Research Scientist will serve as the founder of a Research Coalition at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute to study Racial Equity and Justice in Early Childhood, and will serve as PI on the foundational national longitudinal research study. This coalition will focus on addressing racial inequities and disparities for children, prenatal through eight years old with a goal to ensure all children have opportunity to thrive. The Senior Research Scientist will lead this highly specialized multi-faceted research program and will direct the work of other research scholars and staff working on the project(s). The Senior Research Scientist will be provided with resources to build a successful program and develop collaborators within FPG, the university, the UNC System, and surrounding National and international communities and Institutions.
Education and Experience:
Ten years demonstrated experience in writing grant proposals and obtaining grant funding. The selected program leader must have a deep understanding of early childhood research, policy, and practice coupled with a racial equity, social justice, and established research background. They must show demonstrated experience in written communication, public speaking and presentation, and possess knowledge of research including qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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