The School of Education at Boston University, along with the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin, are actively seeking applications for one qualified postdoctoral researcher to work under the mentorship of Drs. Amie Grills and Sharon Vaughn on a multisite, NICHD-funded, research grant. This 5-year, multisite randomized clinical trial will evaluate the innovative integration of evidence based practices for reducing anxiety and improving reading among middle grade students who have been struggling with reading. Students in grades 4-5 will be included in this study, which will take place in Austin, TX and Boston, MA area elementary schools. The selected Fellow will be located at the Boston University site and will have a leadership role on this project, assuming responsibilities that may include: (a) assisting in general project oversight, management, and site recruitment; (b) supervising data collection/management and implementation efforts; (c) applying methodological and data analytic approaches in addressing research questions; and (d) collaborating on research presentations, publications, and practice/policy reports. The establishment of unique and independent strands of research culminating in the solicitation of future grant funding will be encouraged. In addition, within this role, the Fellow will receive (a) mentored professional development, independent writing, and grant development; (b) immersion in large-scale research drawing from multiple disciplines (e.g., clinical psychology, special education); (c) didactic research training; and (d) tailored professional development geared towards the Fellow's career aspirations (e.g., teaching, university leadership experience). Initial appointment will be for 2-years, with the potential for subsequent reappointment or promotion.
Salary: Based on experience