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Post-Doctoral Scientist

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Job Description Summary:

The Department of Global Health at George Washington University (GWU-GH) is a member of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) consortium, an exciting new longitudinal research initiative working in the Global South, which aims to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent girls – as children and as mothers of the next generation – to maximize their capabilities and share their own futures. The GAGE consortium is led by two key think tanks, the Overseas Development Institute and the International Center for Research on Women. Along with GWU-GH, other members of the consortium are leading academic institutions from Africa, Asia, MENA, the UK and the world’s premier INGOs and research institutions working on adolescend and gender.

GAGE is a nine-year mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation program funded by UK Aid from the UK government (Department for International Development – DFID), and is being implemented in 5 countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, and Rwanda. GAGE aims to understand what programs are most effective in transforming adolescent girls’ lives at specific junctures during the second decade of life, focusing in particular on the timing of program interventions in adolescence, the appropriate intensity and duration of programs, and their ultimate legacy effects.

GWU-GH is leading the quantitative component of this mixed methods research.

The Department of Global Health at George Washington University seeks an Post-Doctoral Scientist (PDS) to support the aforementioned research endeavor. The PDS is expected to work as a collaborator with a network of scholars to generate new evidence on what works to transform adolescent girls’ lives and to shift gendered social norms. This research will provide relevant stakeholders with the tools they need to design policies and programs to fast-track social change for adolescent girls in diverse contexts. The position include regular phone calls with in-country partners frequently outside of normal business hours, as well as travel to the implementing countries. This position will report to a GWU-GH Prinicipal Investigator.

The position is full time, with an appointment for one academic year.

Responsibilities Include:

-Developing quantitative and qualitative research instruments and evaluation frameworks
-Overseeing and monitoring data collection activities and program implementation
-Analyzing data
-Writing scholarly reports and grant proposals.
- Coordinating between the quantitative and qualitative leads.
-Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written English communication skills, an ability to communicate to both scholarly and practitioner audiences, a terminal degree (PhD/DrPH) in public health, sociology, economics, demography or other relevant field, experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods, experience in or familiarity with program evaluation, and be willing to travel. Expertise in causal inference from experimental and non-experimental data highly desired. Experience working in STATA and maxqda desired. Successful candidates expected to have a PhD/DrPH no later than September 1, 2017.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R000364
Job Open Date: 08/30/2017
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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