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Postdoc Employee - Risk Resilience Research Lab
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 9, 2021
Title Postdoc Employee - Risk Resilience Research Lab
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department School of Social Welfare & Goldman School of Public Policy
Application Deadline 10/31/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Social Work
    Public Policy & Administration

Postdoc Employee - Risk Resilience Research Lab - School of Social Welfare & Goldman School of Public Policy

Position Overview
Risk-Resilience Research (RRR) is a fun, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of students, staff, and scholars at the University of California, Berkeley. Our mission is to improve justice, safety, and well-being for people and communities at risk, through policy-relevant research. The RRR lab is directed by Professor Jennifer Skeem, a psychologist affiliated with the School of Social Welfare and Goldman School of Public Policy.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in prevention, intervention, and/or positive youth development. The primary criterion for acceptance is research excellence relevant to increasing life chances for young people at risk, broadly defined.

Job Description
The post-doc will collaborate with the team on studies in different phases of development. These studies include the Play for Change project, which brings local at-risk youth together with world-class experts to develop and test an engaging digital intervention or serious game to prevent aggression and promote prosocial behavior. The post-doc will be expected to spend 70% of their time on laboratory projects (including co-authored papers), and 30% of their time on self-generated projects. This position creates explicit opportunities to build a research portfolio through involvement in every aspect of researchfrom design, to data collection, to analysis and reporting. The post-doc will have access to a wealth of professional development, training, and collaboration resources across the UC Berkeley campus.

Evaluation Criteria
Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • The degree of fit of research interests
  • How the postdoctoral training will help to further the postdoctoral scholar's research trajectory
  • Demonstrated record of work with young people and/or relevant agencies
  • Demonstrated record of work with quantitative data
  • Demonstrated quality of writing
  • Strength of letters of support

Additional Information
The position may begin remotely but is expected to be in person by January 2022.

UC Postdocs are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) local (5810).

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