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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Connecticut in ,
Date Posted 06/12/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work and the Connecticut DMHAS Research Division are seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on multiple federally and state-funded projects largely focused on behavioral health program evaluations.
This is a unique opportunity for immersion in an applied research environment in an innovative state agency.  Postdoctoral Research Associates (postdoc) will be part of the dynamic applied research setting at the Research Division of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).  The Research Division is also under the purview of the University of Connecticut's School of Social Work and the post-doc will be encouraged to participate in that intellectually rich academic environment as well.  The bulk of the postdoc's time will involve collaboration with the leadership and staff of the Research Division and of other DMHAS divisions. The postdoc will engage in a number of projects, including SAMHSA-funded evaluations of interventions designed to improve the delivery of services for people with mental health and/or substance use disorders.  Responsibilities will include project management, quantitative and qualitative data collection/management, data analysis, literature reviews, and contributing to manuscripts, conference presentations, and grant submissions. The fellow will be mentored to pursue opportunities for leadership roles on grants.
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as psychology, sociology, social work, or public health received within the last 4 years
  • Experience with survey data collection and analysis  
  • Demonstrated strong skill with advanced statistical methods (e.g., multi-level and growth curve modeling, HLM, and SEM approaches; and propensity score analysis)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated research experience in the behavioral health field (substance use, mental health, program evaluation)   
  • Familiarity with online research and survey administration tools including REDCap, Qualtrics, and Survey Monkey
  • Experience with R, SPSS, and STATA software programs
  • Ability to work independently
  • A record of research productivity (such as research reports and publications)
This will be a full-time, 12-month position, which may be renewed pending funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will be consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. The start date is flexible but has a targeted start date of August 2021. For additional information regarding benefits visit http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.  For additional information about the university visit: http://www.uconn.edu/
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495314 to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, supporting materials including written work samples referencing job posting number, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to Michael Fendrich (Michael.fendrich@uconn.edu) and Eleni Rodis (eleni.rodis@uconn.edu).
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 9, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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