Areas: Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Disparities, Intervention/Implementation Science, Cluster Randomized Control Trials
Drs. Shabnam Javdani and Erin Godfrey are seeking a postdoctoral-level investigator to work as a member of their research team on SAFE Spaces, a NIH-funded 5-year, cluster randomized control trial in the areas of juvenile justice, mental health disparities (e.g. suicide), systems-level intervention, collaborative approaches to change and trauma-informed care. Targeting the contexts in which incarcerated youth reside, this project involves an effort to create and evaluate the only systematic staff-level training interventions for front-line staff. Training will be co-developed in partnership with NYC's Administration for Children's Services and will incorporate hands-on skills training to foster youth mental health, safety, rights and sociopolitical development.
The primary responsibility is co-developing and directing all data collection and evaluation procedures and materials with a focus on cluster randomized control trials, implementation fidelity and design and analytic considerations for multi-level interventions. Supporting tasks include measurement development for staff and youth, data collection procedures and timelines, and data systems development.
The position will allow for dynamic experience that offers both breadth and depth in the realm of juvenile justice research, intervention and evaluation. The Postdoctoral Research Associate position offers a number of excellent training opportunities, including collaboration with senior and junior members of the research team, exposure to university-community research partnerships, and cross-institutional networking. This position also allows for the development of publications and conference presentations that support the candidate's programmatic research. Competitive post-doctoral salary and attractive fringe benefits are offered and a rich array of NYU graduate/faculty seminars, and special training workshops in research methods and statistics, and in areas of social justice, mental health, implementation science and settings-level approaches are available. One year commitment required with possible option to continue contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
80% Implementation, Evaluation design, data collection management, analysis, and data systems development
20% Project Management and stakeholder collaboration
The candidate must have completed doctoral graduate training in applied psychology (e.g. developmental, counseling/clinical, community) intervention or prevention science, implementation science or a related field.
Experience implementing and/or evaluating evidence-based intervention protocols with attention to implementation and fidelity (experience designing evidence-based protocols strongly preferred)
Experience managing community-based research efforts and directing teams on complex tasks (at least 1 year of such field-based experience strongly preferred)
Ability to work well independently and in a multidisciplinary team, good organization skills, attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Relevant data design, collection, management and analytic skills are required. Proficiency in quantitative experimental methodology and causal inference. Comfort in SAS preferred.
Track record of academic publications and presentations for scholarly and policy audiences highly preferred.
Applicants please note in your cover letter if you have had experience with cluster randomized control trials.
The position will begin in Fall 2019, in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. To apply, send cover letter including statement of interest, CV, graduate school transcript, lead-authored writing sample (thesis chapter or published article), and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees to via Interfolio.
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