Loyola Marymount University has an opening for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Psychology department. This position is intended for researchers experienced in and/or interested in health policy, health and mental health disparities, community organizing, community based participatory research, obesity, and the influence of social context on health and well-being in communities of color, and other related public health issues. This Postdoctoral Fellow is approx. a 6-month appointment (but could be extended for another 6-12 months) and is eligible for benefits. The successful candidate will have experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders and community groups, work independently on multiple projects, and be well grounded in community psychology theory, research and application. Successful candidates will also have excellent quantitative and/or qualitative and applied research skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team setting. Applications are welcome from scholars from any social science discipline including psychology, public health, political science, sociology, race and gender studies, economics, and any other academic discipline from the social sciences pursued in a way that engages public health issues. Under the supervision of the PARC Director and Asst. Director, the candidates will be expected to be involved in analyzing and summarizing three years of data on a CDC-REACH grant.
Candidates should also possess demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods research, planning research projects, research design, and development of survey and focus group tools. Strong skills in quantitative data analysis via SPSS with a strong background in survey analysis. Strong skills in qualitative data coding and analysis. A proven high level of organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team setting. Demonstrated ability to conduct the administrative tasks necessary to create and maintain research data files in compliance with institutional and scientific confidentiality standards. Demonstrated experience preparing presentations and research findings for conferences or stakeholder meetings. Demonstrated experience preparing and submitting manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Ability to work collaboratively in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.