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Postdoctoral Scholar - Center on Trauma and Adversity
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
Date Posted 03/03/2021
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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in the Center on Trauma and Adversity

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Center on Trauma and Adversity at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to support research on the impact of trauma and adversity on individuals, families, and communities. We are particularly interested in applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the behavioral and social sciences.

The mission of the Center on Trauma and Adversity is to reduce the impact of trauma, respond to adversity, and promote resilience through trauma-informed integrated research and training that is grounded in the neurobiology of trauma and healing. The Center’s program of research spans (1) Empirical examination of protective factors associated with promoting resilience among children, youth, families, and communities experiencing trauma and adversity; (2) Development and examination of interventions for children, youth, families, and communities experiencing trauma and adversity; and (3) Creating and sustaining trauma-informed and trauma-responsive organizations and systems to promote healing.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will be co-mentored by Dr. Megan Holmes and Dr. Krystel Tossone on data management and analyses, manuscript writing, and grant proposal writing. Current research projects are in the areas of (1) the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, (2) child exposure to intimate partner violence, and (3) adult substance use treatment in criminal justice (i.e. specialty treatment courts). The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to spend 25% of their time engaged in independent research.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by the expected start date of July 1, 2021, in the field of Social Work, Social Welfare or related social science field. We seek a candidate with a strong interest in trauma and who have advanced training in quantitative data analyses skills including, but not limited to regression, SEM and other latent variable modeling methods, and longitudinal analyses such as growth mixture modeling.

Interested candidates should submit to mxh540@case.edu the following: (1) a letter of application that includes a proposed research plan for the independent research, a description of statistical training and prior experience in manuscript writing, as well as  a brief statement of the grounds of eligibility and progress toward completion of the dissertation; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) three letters of reference.

For consideration, applications should  be submitted by  April 15, 2021.

The Postdoctoral position has an expected start date of no later than July 1, 2021 and end June 30, 2022, with a possible renewal of 1 year, pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Diversity Statement: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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