Data Analyst Position

Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose):  Designs, tracks, and captures student- and school-based quantitative and qualitative data to support a 5 year grant from National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders, including those from the Social and Emotional Learning Department and Vanderbilt’s Human and Organizational Development Department (HOD) to assist in creating and monitoring metrics related to students’ in-school and community experiences.

Reports to: Christine M. Stenson
Department Name: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation (RAE)

Primary Job Duties/ResponsibilitiesList, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position.  This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.

Job Duty/Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing surveys, metrics, and data program management tools for tracking student characteristics.
  • Assists in developing surveys, metrics, and data program management tools for tracking student characteristics.
  • Supports RAE in analyzing student data.
  • Develops templates and models for analyzing data on social and emotional learning in the district
  • Develops templates and models for analyzing data within teams.
  • Consults with technology and other departments to coordinate data collection and automation tools.
  • Develops communication materials and information for multiple audiences, including the Web, departmental staff meetings, school board meetings, and local school and community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Master’s Degree in Research Methods, Program Evaluation, or Related Field. Preferred: Click here to enter text.

Experience Requirements: 4 years’ experience in education and/or research.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: None

Skills Required: Strong analytical skills required.  Experience with statistical software programs highly desired.

Data Responsibility:
Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.


People Responsibility:
Level 3: Attends to the needs or requests of people and exchanges information with them.


Assets Responsibility:
Level 1: Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.


Mathematical Requirements:
Level 4: Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.


Communications Requirements:
Level 5: Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to small groups within and outside the organization.


Complexity of Work:
Level 5: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.


Impact of Decisions:
Level 3: Makes decisions with moderate impact – affects those in work unit.


Equipment Usage (if applicable):


Safety of Others:
Level 1: Requires no responsibility for the safety and health of others.


Postdoctoral Position in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue with Dr. David Purpura

Postdoctoral position in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University with Dr. David Purpura

I am seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to work on an assessment development project funded by the State of Indiana and Early Learning Indiana. The project is focused on the redesign and evaluation of Indiana’s kindergarten readiness assessment that spans the infant-toddler stage through kindergarten entry.

  • Responsibilities may include: content alignment, conducting parent and teacher focus groups, item development and evaluation, manuscript and technical report preparation, presentation of findings, and development of an online teacher training platform.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Education, Psychology, Human Development, Communication Disorders, or related field completed by the start of the postdoc
  • Background expertise in one or more content areas (Literacy, Math, Executive Functions/Self-Regulation, Science) in the 0 to 6 age range.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with teachers and parents
  • Familiarity with teacher administered assessment tools
  • Knowledge of early childhood standards and developmental milestones

Start date is negotiable, but no later than August 15th, 2017.

Applications will be reviewed immediately on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter that describes your interests and fit with the position, CV, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. David Purpura ( with the subject line: Postdoc Application.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

UMD ADHD program seeking an RA with fMRI Experience

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano ( and Karen Seymour ( with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opening at UT Austin

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opening with the Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Development in Context at the University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2017

 The Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Development in Context (ICDC; in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on a multi-disciplinary, multi-university project focused on identifying the optimal timing and levels of family and school contextual influences for academic achievement and positive social-emotional behavior. The post-doc will be responsible for designing and conducting complex longitudinal and multilevel analyses, coordinating activities with research collaborators, including phone and in-person meetings, and preparing articles for publication in scientific journals and presentations at academic conferences. The position allows time for the postdoctoral research associate to work on their own projects, and has the expectation that she or he will be lead author on manuscripts from the collaboration.The Research Analyst will report to the directors of the ICDC, Drs. Elizabeth Gershoff and Robert Crosnoe.
The required qualifications for this position are: a PhD in human development, psychology, sociology, education, statistics, or a related field plus at least two years of experience conducting analyses; a strong statistical background; experience managing and analyzing very large, longitudinal, and restricted use datasets; experience conducting longitudinal and multilevel analyses; the ability to balance several projects; the ability to work on a research team; facility with the statistical programs Stata and Mplus at a minimum; strong written and oral communication skills; and strong interpersonal and logistical coordination skills to enable work with various researchers and outside funders.
The annual salary is $49,992, plus benefits and travel funds. The appointment will be for one year with the option of renewing for one or more years. The ideal start date would be September 1st but is negotiable.
Interested applicants should submit a letter describing their statistical analytic experience and relevant experience, a CV, and the names of (but not letters from) three references; references will be contacted once finalists for the position are identified. Applicants with peer-reviewed publications may submit up to two recent publications. Applications will be reviewed as they are received up until June 15thor until the position is awarded.
Application materials and inquiries may be sent to

Bonding and Attunement in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Lab; New Post Doctoral Scholar Position

The Bonding and Attunement in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (BAND) laboratory is currently seeking a well-qualified post-doctoral scholar to join the team. Starting dates are flexible and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Job Description:

We are recruiting a motivated and talented individual for a postdoctoral position available in the BAND Lab. Our work incorporates various behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG), physiological, and psychopharmacological techniques to better understand the mechanisms of social connection in healthy individuals and social deficits in patient populations including post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol use disorder, and schizophrenia. Furthermore, our work also involves developing and testing novel treatments for these social deficits. More information about the work in the lab can be found here:

The successful candidate will conduct behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging research involving human individual, dyadic, and group cohesion, psychobiological synchrony, and socially relevant pharmacological interventions in these clinical populations. Specifically, the candidate will contribute heavily to the design and execution of several research protocols; review and monitor behavioral, neural, and psychophysiological data acquisition and analysis; and preparation of manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate must demonstrate independence and responsibility and show a serious drive for research.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Degree required in the field of psychology, neuroscience or a related field.
  2. Strong expertise in quantitative statistical analysis
  3. Evidence of research productivity
  4. Experience with psycho- or neurophysiological recording, analysis tools and technical hardware/software experience
  5. Ability to work under minimal supervision
  6. Ability to train research assistants
  7. Strong interpersonal, written/oral communication and organizational skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Programming experience with python, Matlab, etc. and statistical software programs (e.g. R, SPSS).
  2. Previous fMRI experience is preferred.

Interested candidates should send 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) the contact information for 2 references to Dr. Lize De Coster, Lisa Lin, and Win Huynh at Please specify “BAND Lab Post-Doctoral Position” in the subject line of your email.

Senior or Managing Associate for Evaluation & Capacity Building (Washington DC Area)

About Community Science:

Community Science’s mission is to help build the capacity of organizations and institutions to develop healthy, just and equitable communities. We study and promote equitable community and system change. Our evaluation and research services are designed to develop the knowledge necessary to address social problems in a way that benefits all communities. Our other primary services include capacity-building products and assistance such as consultation, training, webinars, applications, and guides for practitioners.

The Managing Associate position is located in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Our office is in Gaithersburg, MD. We are specifically looking for persons with content knowledge in health (behavioral or physical) equity, community development, child or family support systems, or juvenile justice. Strengths in evaluation and other capacity building areas are highly desirable. More than one position is currently available.


  • Provide evaluation and evaluation capacity building services;
  • Ensure technical quality control over assigned research, evaluation, and other services or tasks;
  • Professionally manage Community Science projects and  tasks (people and budgets);
  • Organize and analyze complex data and summarize and present findings;
  • Write and produce reports and presentations for scientists, practitioners, and the general public; and
  • Work with other senior staff on proposal writing and conducting marketing activities.



  • Master’s degree in a social science, public health planning, or related field with a minimum of eight years of full time relevant work experience;
  • Strong experience evaluating strategies that use place-based, systems change, or environmental approaches for addressing health disparities,  community development,  economic equity, or systems of care for children and families;
  • Project management  experience and skills (budgets, timelines, and people);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods evaluation (i.e., both qualitative and quantitative research skills);
  • Analysis skills, including ability to maintain quality control over the use of computer analysis tools (e.g., STATA or other statistical software, Atlas.ti);
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Ability to travel; and
  • Must be able to reside in the Washington, DC area.


  • Doctoral degree with ten years or more experience (mid career);
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally promoting changes in communities and other systems;
  • Experience in a professional services or consulting organization;
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational learning through evaluation capacity building as well as familiarity with this field of practice; and
  • Adult education, facilitation, and group dynamics training and experience.

Salary and Benefits

Community Science offers full- time employees a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, prescription drug, and vision plans; retirement plan with company match; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; opportunities and funds for professional development. This position will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found.


Go to  Community Science Careers to apply and communicate with us.

No phone calls please

Community Science is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culturally diverse staff to enhance our ability to work with different communities.

Visit our web site for a more detailed description of our organization and where we are going.

Open Positions at Horizon Health Services

Admissions Specialist 

Come work for a company that has been voted one of New York State’s ‘Best Places to Work’ 9 years in a row!

Horizon health services is a not-for-profit corporation that provides an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues to make choices that improve their quality of life and achieve their personal recovery goals.

We provide fully integrated behavioral health and vocational rehabilitation services in community-based settings.
We are committed to progressive, innovative and evidenced-based practices.
We provide a broad range of comprehensive and specialized services with a focus in individual and family.

Job Summary

An Admission Specialist must be a detail oriented individual with experience in internal and external customer service.  They must also have knowledge of health insurance, account set-up & management, and great computer skills. Experience in substance abuse and mental health is also required.  The admissions team has many great things to offer. Including a terrific team and an amazing supervisor! The hours may vary but this position allows home access and a flexible work schedule!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handling referral intake calls for all of Horizon Village Corporations
  • Provide excellent customer service; referral and linkage to community support services
  • Verify active insurances
  • Obtain insurance benefits
  • Set up insurances and utilizing electronic medical records(EMR)
  • Contact referral sources to collect documentation
  • Verification of eligibility and benefits through EPACES and HEALTHeNET
  • Calculate sliding fees

Work Environment

Fast pace office setting, extensive computer and phone responsibilities associated with this position.

Location:  Buffalo, NY

Treatment Assistant 

Are you looking to be a positive influence in someone’s life?  Come work for a company that has been voted one of New York State’s “Best Places to Work” 9 years in a row!!

Terrace House is a detox and inpatient facility for adults that provides opportunities for individuals to experience recovery from substance abuse while residing in the heart of downtown Buffalo. The facility provides wellness programs for clients in the inpatient program- which are accessible to staff as well.  The facility is a co-ed adult rehab with 28 beds in the detox unit and 31 beds in the inpatient program. Job duties consist of the following monitoring clients and facility to ensure safety, assisting clinical and medical team with facilitation of day to day programming, regular interaction with clients to work on modeling healthy social skills and positive interactions, monitoring and facilitating recreational activities. Completion of intake/ administrative paperwork and tasks for admissions /discharges which may include searches, administration of toxicologies and BAC readings and assisting clients with orientation to program/ building. Computer skills are required.

Our Promise to our Employees

All employees will always be treated with respect. Our leadership teams are trained in Servant Leadership and care about you as a person and an employee. We will help develop your skills to be the absolute best at your position.

Job Summary

Treatment Assistants are one of the first people that our new residents meet when they come to our campus and the last person they see before they leave.  All staff, no matter what their position, clinical or administrative, bring equal value to our team. Treatment Assistants have an important role in our daily operations and play a huge part of the overall success of our residents and campus! They are part of a team that provides innovative, person-centered treatment designed to offer hope for individuals in recovery. This is a per diem position.

Duties and Responsibilities would be (full training provided):

  • Identifying resident behavioral concerns and appropriately reporting to the clinical team
  • Completing rounds to ensure building and resident safety ( inside & outside grounds )
  • Handling all reception duties including answering the phones and managing guest and residents at the front door
  • Supervising urine toxes
  • Preforming administrative duties including but not limited to: sorting mail, making copies, filing and distributing faxes
  • Monitoring medication administration., Obtaining and documenting vital signs from residents including blood pressure, pulse, etc
  • Transporting residents to attend AA & NA meetings, Department of Social Services appointments, shopping trips and picking up families for family visitation
  • Breathalyzing and searching residents for contraband upon admission or reentry into the building
  • Supervising wellness and family group activities
  • Processing admission and discharge paperwork
  • Participating in cross shift meetings to promote clear, concise reporting between shifts
  • Completing room searches and coordinating room changes
  • Distributing linens
  • Creating basic reports: i.e. Behavioral Graphs, Census Reports, Transportation Logs
  • Maintaining a clean and organized work environment
  • Observing resident chores to ensure they are completed appropriately
  • After training, use De-escalation skills and advise residents about coping skill during times of stress
  • Problem solving and suggesting program improvements (the best ideas come from new employees bringing in a different point of view!)


Bachelor’s Degree Required.