Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R09175P

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department VPR-Owens Inst Behavioral Rsch About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

OIBR stimulates, supports, and sustains innovation and infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our impact lies in the fact that we catalyze high-impact multi-disciplinary research. The mission of OIBR addresses the world's most pressing health, economic, social, educational, and policy challenges through the facilitation and promotion of social and behavioral science research.

College/Unit/Department website www. oibr.uga.edu Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2020 Posting Date 07/27/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

Managing and organizing projects.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

Training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Preparing, submitting, and revising manuscripts.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Evaluation of metacognition in biology (MCIB) seminar course for Introductory Biology students.

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The postdoctoral scholar will join an NSF-funded project to investigate the development and use of metacognition in life science undergraduates. The postdoctoral scholar will lead a longitudinal study on metacognitive development and will contribute to another study focused on how undergraduates use metacognition while collaborating. The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with the principal investigator, Dr. Julie Stanton, to collect and analyze data using qualitative and quantitative methods and disseminate results through presentations and peer-reviewed publications. The postdoctoral scholar will also be trained and mentored to evaluate a metacognition seminar course designed for Introductory Biology students.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Preferred candidates have: (a) a Ph.D. in a life sciences discipline, STEM higher education, or a closely related field; (b) a strong record of publication; © demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research; (d) high self-motivation to develop research questions and designs, lead data collection and analysis, and widely disseminate results.

Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience: strong written and oral communication skills, experience with in-depth qualitative content analyses, experience with quantitative research methods, experience with management and organization of large projects, and a strong background in biology content.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

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