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UNC Department of Public Safety Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Position Summary

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is pleased to offer a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to a quantitative researcher. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with Dr. Nianbo Dong on an IES funded project on developing Empirical Benchmarks for Interpreting Effect Size and Design Parameters for Planning Multilevel Randomized Trials on Social and Behavioral Outcomes, and an NSF funded project on developing statistical tools for power analysis of moderator effects in multilevel multi-site randomized experiments. This is 12-month appointment beginning in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, contingent on the availability of the applicant, possible renewal for second year.

Educational Requirements

An earned doctorate in quantitative methods, or in education, psychology, sociology, public policy, or economics with strong quantitative skills.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Familiarity with research methodology commonly used in education and the social sciences (e.g., multilevel modeling, randomized control trials)

  • Proficiency with one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, R).

  • Strong communications skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID: PDS002509

Department: School of Education - 340100

Position Type: Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Estimated Duration of Appointment: 12 Months

Posting Open Date: 09/17/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Work Location: Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Contact Name and Title: Darryl C. Thompson

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