Posted: Apr 25, 2024

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Salary: $60,000.00 - $69,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: May 24, 2024

**Remote/Hybrid** Postdoc Opportunity—join us as a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice in the College of Education at the University of Oregon!

The HEDCO Institute specializes in the conduct of evidence syntheses that meet the immediate decision-making demands of local, state, and national school leaders. Our work is carried out by a team of faculty and staff who work collaboratively with affiliated faculty at the UO and an external advisory board. The HEDCO Institute also provides research and outreach training and experience to students from across the COE and the UO.

We are looking for a new Post-Doctoral Scholar to join our team and contribute to our work aiming to close the gap between educational research and practice. The postdoc will work with Dr. Sean Grant on creating, maintaining, and disseminating living systematic reviews on school-based mental health prevention. Principal responsibilities include organizing and analyzing evidence synthesis data, collaborating with members from the larger institute team, participating in project meetings and conference calls, and working closely with Dr. Grant and other team members to achieve institute goals. Examples of these responsibilities include:

  • Implementing protocols for evidence synthesis research data collection, data management, data analysis, and data presentation.
  • Collecting and archiving evidence synthesis research data, ensuring integrity of data collection and archival procedures to ensure reproducibility and reuse.
  • Analyzing data, interpreting results, and disseminating evidence to researchers and decision-makers (e.g., authoring/co-authoring technical reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, and policy briefs; delivering conference presentations and webinars).
  • Assisting Dr. Grant with guidance for and oversight of undergraduate and graduate students at the institute.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in relevant scientific field (including education, psychology, prevention science, or quantitative methodology) by start of position. Competitive candidates will have experience participating in evidence synthesis research projects (such as authoring or co-authoring a published systematic review), training in quantitative methods (particularly meta-analysis and data science), and proficiency with statistical analysis software (particularly R, RStudio, and Shiny) and evidence synthesis software (particularly DistillerSR).

This position is full-time for 1 year, with multi-year appointments possible contingent upon receipt of ongoing funding. This position is housed in the Eugene COE building, though remote/hybrid working options are also available for the entirety of the position (several current team members work remotely). The desired start date is August 2024 and expected salary range is $60,000 - $69,000. The position will have a formal mentor plan and involve professional development opportunities throughout the appointment to improve evidence synthesis and knowledge mobilization skills.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For full consideration, please apply to our open pool by May 24, 2024.