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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Boston College Center for Optimized Student Support

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Lynch School of Education
Senior Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467011
Date Posted: 08/11/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Student support
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Senior Researcher, Center for Optimized Student Support

Background: The Center for Optimized Student Support (COSS) at Boston College is a hub for research and practice on systems to support children’s thriving. COSS houses City Connects, an evidence-based approach to addressing the out-of-school factors that can impact students’ success in schools. Implemented in over 90 schools across six states, City Connects connects every student to a tailored set of supports and enrichments in the school and community.

Core Responsibilities:
● Serve as a Principal Investigator or Senior Researcher for research projects that focus on analyzing the impact of intervention efforts and generating new knowledge:
○ Lead/co-lead education research projects from conceptualization to dissemination
○ Collaboratively design studies and select analytic methods
○ Conduct and document statistical analyses
○ Develop and maintain large data files and analytic data sets
○ Create reports and presentations for various audiences
○ Disseminate findings through conference presentations and manuscripts for publication
● Contribute to grant proposals
● Mentor junior staff
● Enhance the quality, relevance, and usefulness of the Center’s research work

Minimum Qualifications:
● Ph.D. degree in statistics, educational research, economics, or related field
● Deep knowledge of research methodology from education/social science research
● Advanced proficiency in using STATA, SPSS, R, or similar statistical/analytical software ● Committed to opportunities to promote child development and thriving

Preferred Qualifications:
● At least 3 years of relevant post-doctoral research experience
● Experience leading and/or coaching others to produce rigorous research
● Extensive experience managing large datasets
● Experience in project management
● Experience with reviewing and/or conducting program evaluations

Skills and Abilities:
● Self-motivated, proactive, and adaptable
● Excellent communication, organization, and collaborative skills
● Ability to work productively with a diverse team
● Flexible and adaptable

Application Requirements:
● Cover Letter addressing reasons for engaging in this work
● Resume
● A writing sample that demonstrates research or analysis skills

Applicants should send required documents and contact information to:

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, or sexual orientation. Members of historically marginalized communities and candidates who have been impacted by the systems we are seeking to change are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022