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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

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Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University


Dean of Education

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

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Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

At Research and Development in the College of Education & Human Development, we assist in the development and submission of research proposals, coordinate award documentation and manage post-award financial activities. We provide workshops for faculty and graduate students on grant submission, grant-seeking, and create compelling, competitive proposals. And we serve as a liaison to schools and other stakeholders in your research programs. To learn more about the research being conducted in the College of Education and Human Development including current projects, funding, research centers and departments, please .

What we want

The duties for the Postdoctoral Research Associate are specifically related to research activities, require an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Special Note: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Educational Psychology, Education or related field

  • Experience working with and supporting large-scale research

  • Experience in education related data collection, verification, and analysis; experience in analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data

  • Experience coding observations recorded in educational settings (classroom/at-home learning)

  • Experience related to dissemination including developing proposals, manuscripts and presentations

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations; strong background in data collection, management, and advanced quantitative analysis; proficiency in utilizing statistical software (e.g., SPSS, HLM, STATA)

  • Conduct analyses, including but not limited to multiple regression, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling

  • Proficiency in assessment development software, such as Teleform

  • Scientific writing and publication skills

  • Intermediate level knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Organized; pays attention to details

  • Strong language skills in English


  • Research data management - Develop/maintain processes to develop student assessments using Teleform software. Develop/maintain processes to manage printing, batching, shipping, and tracking student assessments to ensure delivery, administration, and collection. Track and organization collection of recorded classroom observations

  • Research data analysis and coding - Manage process to inventory, verify, and scan student assessment data using Teleform software. Utilize advanced statistics to analyze large-scale project data, utilizing statistical software (e.g., SPSS, HLM, STATA); Conduct analyses, including but not limited to multiple regression, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling. Support training of doctoral students in data verification and analysis. Support coder training and inter-rater reliability of coding using observation protocol. Delegate and distribute electronic observation files for coders to analyze

  • Support dissemination of research findings - Develop and submit proposals, present findings at research conferences and institutes. Develop high quality scientific manuscripts by preparing methods, analysis, and findings. Writing proposals, manuscripts, abstracts, and reports related to project. Perform other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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