Jul 24, 2019
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (03/18/2019) The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence —a division of the Yale Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine—seek a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the early childhood research team on a project piloting RULER in Chinese preschools. Preschool RULER is a whole-school approach to promoting emotional intelligence for preschool-aged children and the adults in their lives (e.g., early childhood educators). Emotional intelligence is targeted by focusing on five social-emotional (SE) skills remembered using the acronym: RULER (recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions). RULER provides concrete tools and strategies that support educators in teaching, modeling, and integrating these skills into every aspect of the school day contributing to increased social and behavioral competencies and school readiness. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will hold a doctorate and have experience in early childhood data collection and assessment as well as management of research projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for coordinating with research teams in China. In addition, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will develop data collection protocols, create data files and codebooks, code data, run basic summary statistics, check data for irregularities, and provide Dr. Bailey with regular progress reports. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be based in Connecticut with the potential for some travel during the granting period. RESPONSIBILITIES Managing data collection activities with early childhood educators and young children and their families in China Managing trainings, data sets, running analyses, and reporting results Contributing to IRB applications and amendments, and future grant proposals Using advanced statistical techniques and multilevel and structural equation modeling Coordinating with Chinese research teams Preparing research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Competence in (1) early childhood and social and emotional development, (2) managing and analyzing data, (3) communicating, reporting and disseminating through writing and presenting is expected, and (4) speaking and understanding Mandarin and other/or Chinese other/or Chinese language variants is required. Preference will be for candidates with experience: conducting research in schools and/or with young children, including experimental or quasi-experimental designs, proficiency using Mplus/R/Stata, background in psychometrics, and a history of scholarly publications. Qualified candidates will have recently completed a PhD in psychology, education, or a related field. Specialization or demonstrated interest in the study of early childhood SEL is necessary. TO APPLY Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled. To apply, send your CV, an example of scholarly work, and a one-page cover letter to Dr. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your materials as PDF files and name them LastName.CV.pdf, LastName.coverletter.pdf, etc. Qualified applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview and asked to submit two letters of recommendation.
Yale University New Haven, CT, USA Full time