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Jun 19, 2019
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, part of the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, seeks a full-time postdoctoral research associate to join our research team on an innovative, multi-year initiative funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Drs. Brackett, Cipriano, Willner and colleagues are developing and validating novel assessments of emotion regulation skills for use with students in elementary school through high school. This project aims to support evidence-based teaching by establishing research-based developmental benchmarks for emotion regulation across grade levels. We also aim to make validated assessments of emotion regulation skill available to teachers for formative evaluation purposes. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for (1) contributing to the design of assessments and the research plan, (2) managing school-based data collection for assessment pilot-testing and validation, (3) supervising data collection and processing, and (4) conducting data analyses. The postdoctoral associate will be expected and supported to contribute to the production of empirical articles and conference presentations from these data. As a key member of our larger research team, we seek a dynamic researcher who can be our thought partner and team player. Skills & Qualifications Qualified candidates will have recently completed a PhD in psychology, education, or a related field Specialization or demonstrated interest in applied developmental psychology, educational assessment, psychometrics, and/or emotion regulation Experience working in schools as an applied researcher, teacher, direct service provider, or coach is preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills Exceptional project management and leadership abilities Methodological experience: Competence in quantitative methods required and familiarity with qualitative methods (e.g., qualitative data coding; content analysis) preferred Experience with psychometric analyses is a plus   To Apply Send a Cover Letter outlining your experiences and interest in the position, your CV, and the names of two references in one PDF file (LastName.pdf) t o linda.torv@yale.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.   ABOUT THE YALE CENTER FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. Helping children and adults develop emotional intelligence is central to the mission of the Center. To date, schools have been at the center of these efforts. RULER, the Center’s signature program, draws on leading pedagogical practices as well as advances in psychology and neuroscience, and it has been honed through years of classroom observation, interviews, and the most demanding evaluations. Creating awareness— both of self and others—about emotions and developing the skills of emotional intelligence can improve children’s prospects in life and contribute, in turn, to healthier, more compassionate families, workplaces, and communities. RULER does this by teaching adults and children the skills of emotional intelligence. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Yale University New Haven, CT, USA Postdoc
Jun 19, 2019
We are hiring to fill a new research position in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Associate. Successful candidates will work closely with Dr. Igor Grossmann to coordinate and initiate research on topics represented in the Wisdom and Culture Lab (uwaterloo.ca/wisdom-and-culture-lab). Postdoc Position: Applicants for the postdoc position must have a PhD in Psychology or related field and excellent writing and quantitative skills (incl. proficiency in R). Though not essential, candidates should preferably have a specialization in Cognitive or Social Psychology, an interest/background in research on one of the themes: cognitive science, stress/emotion regulation, and/or big data analytics. The position has a flexible timeline, with preference for a 2-year commitment. A competitive salary, including benefits, will be provided. Postdoctoral candidates who have their own funding may also apply. Participation in department-wide activities and collaborations will be encouraged, as applicable. How to apply: please submit a cover-letter, 2 page biographic information containing relevant research experience and career goals, two best writing samples, and contact info of 3 referees to nmivallb@gmail.com, specifying the position you apply for in the subject line.
University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON, Canada Postdoc