Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department:8214- PFH HDPFH
Summary Description:The Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health is a vibrant department of approximately 21 full-time faculty from a variety of professional backgrounds (public health, law, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, demography) whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child and refugee health. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department engage in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities.
The Department seeks a Postdocotral Research Scientist/Scholar The "Getting Ready for School" (GRS) project is evaluating a novel school readiness program for disadvantaged Head Start children with two main innovations: (1) an integrated curriculum targeting early literacy, math, and self-regulation skills; and (2) a comprehensive approach that jointly supports the efforts of classroom teachers and parents.
Starting in July 2015, the GRS team will conduct a systematic examination of parent engagement with the intervention delivered through workshops, web/ tablet platforms and through home-school communication. We are looking for a full-time postdoctoral research scientist/scholar to oversee the project.
Incumbent will perform the following functions:
--Oversee the work of classroom coaches and parent facilitators.
--Conduct training at participating sites.
--Run parent groups at a participating sites.
--Oversee data collection and database management.
--Prepare manuscripts and grant submissions in collaboration with project directors.
--Provide overall research support to the project as needed to work on the "Getting Ready for School" (GRS) Project.
For more information see: www.columbia.edu/cu/epaclab and http://www.columbia.edu/cu/needlab/index.html
Candidate will have access to training opportunities at Teachers College and Columbia University Medical Center.