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Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Equity in Graduate Education Resource Center and USC Pullias Center for Higher Education are home to transformational research and partnerships on graduate education and faculty careers. We are excited to announce our search for a postdoctoral associate to lead research on organizational efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEMM.

We operate via research-practice partnerships, and this position contributes to the Inclusive Graduate Education Network, an NSF-funded alliance and distributed national network of disciplinary societies and scholars. Our aims are to improve the selection and education of graduate and postdoctoral scholars, especially from historically excluded and underserved backgrounds. To that end, the successful candidate for this position will conduct research and support the coordination of activities for IGEN’s Research Hub. The postdoctoral associate will work directly with and receive mentoring from Dr. Julie Posselt, Principal Investigator. They will collect and analyze data, and will write a combination of peer reviewed research and translational manuscripts that make the findings meaningful and accessible to practitioners. Remote work is possible.

For full details on responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply, see https://bit.ly/EGEPostdoc. Please email inquiries to Project Manager Yasmin Kadir at equity@usc.edu 
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Organization: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles,  CA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 2/1/2023
Date Posted: 2/1/2023
Requirements Responsibilities:
  • Provide support to the project’s research, communications, and management activities.
  • Collaboratively design and revise instruments and materials such as consent forms.
  • Assist in building and maintaining study data set; recruit sample participants; Collect and analyze individual interview, focus group, observational, and/or archival/documentary data; maintain ongoing data management systems
  • Coordinate investigators and administrators across the IGEN alliance to ensure effective communication and project management, including scheduling, deliverables, and timeline tracking.
  • Support project investigators in translation of research findings into materials useful for academic and practitioner audiences (e.g., write and edit reports, briefs, research papers, workshop curricula, and other materials).
  • Represent the Equity in Graduate Education Resource Center in meetings with stakeholders, project partners, and other relevant groups; serve as a resource to the community.
  • Work as a team member to ensure efficient, effective, upbeat operations of the project.
  • Work cross-functionally with members of the IGEN management team to coordinate project activities, evaluations, reporting, and advisory board meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Education: Doctorate in education, science and technology studies, public policy, sociology, psychology, or a related field. A doctorate is required at the time of hire.
  • Experience: Three years of experience in managing complex research projects or overseeing project implementation. Experience conducting higher education research, especially on educational inequalities and interventions.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written communication skills. Strong editing skills.
  • Organizational and Other Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent project management skills, with attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple and competing demands. Experience in creating and keeping to project timelines while considering project goals, reporting requirements, and multiple details.
  • General: Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate sound judgment, participate as an effective team member, tolerate ambiguity, demonstrate cooperative behavior with coworkers and supervisors, and follow through tasks to completion. Ability to multitask and work with diverse external constituencies
Status: This listing expires on: 4/2/2023
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Organization Information
University of Southern California

Los Angeles,  CA 90089
United States
Yasmin Kadir