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Dr. Velma McBride Murry is seeking a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher for a two-year appointment, with interest in research, preventive interventions and policies targeting African American parents/caregivers and youth.

Human and Organizational Development

Dr. Velma McBride Murry is seeking a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher for a two-year appointment, with interest in research, preventive interventions and policies targeting African American parents/caregivers and youth. The successful candidate will join Dr. Murry’s Lab, Research on Families and Communities Engagement to Address Health and Educational Equities (Center for RFACE-HEE) in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. Our work focuses on examining the influence of a variety of factors and processes (e.g., parenting, neighborhood, individual differences, schooling, etc.) on the well-being of families, youth, and communities, in both rural and urban settings. We strive to elucidate patterns, processes, and factors that are drivers and eliminators of multiple disparities confronting minoritized families, youth, and communities. Our work also focuses on protective factors and processes to inform and guide preventive interventions and policies. Opportunities to collaborate and engage in research activities with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in the Institute for Medicine and Public Health and Center for Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Responsibilities:
• Conduct secondary data analyses on existing data sets
• Design and test preventive intervention research trials
• Engage in the following type of activities: data cleaning and management, measure construction, data analyses, preparation of publications and conference presentations, applying for additional funding, mentoring graduate and undergraduate lab members
• Work with a research team of undergraduate research assistants, doctoral students, and other postdoctoral fellows/research associates


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Required Degree:
PhD in Psychology, Health Policy, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, or relevant social science


Minimum Requirements:
• Ph.D. by date of hire
• Experience with secondary analysis with large, longitudinal datasets
• Strong quantitative methodologies (e.g., structural equation modeling, cross-lagged models, latent growth models, multilevel models, measurement invariance)


Desired Qualifications:
• Expertise with examining issues of race/racism, health inequities, parenting, research with minoritized families and youth
• Capacity to disseminate research findings and work independently and collaboratively

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, two to three writing samples, and contact information for three (3) professional references

Velma McBride Murry
: velma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu
: (615) 875-5854
2022-02-09 21:31:15

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