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Jobs at Penn State
- Open-rank Faculty Position in Child Maltreatment, Family Science, and Prevention
The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in advancing leadership within the department, college, and University focused on two key research and teaching in: (a) examining family process-level factors related to child maltreatment; and (b) developing, evaluating, and/or implementing prevention/intervention trials to reduce child maltreatment incidence or enhance resilience in its aftermath. The responsibilities also include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations.
- Policy Associate, Research-to-Policy Collaboration
The Policy Associate implements the Research-to-Policy Collaboration model by connecting and brokering relationships between the research and policy communities and supports other methods for improving the use of research in legislative activities. Our Policy Associates receive policy training and support to fulfill the responsibilities associated with this position.
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention and Training Methodology Program
Fellows are trained to apply cutting-edge methods to emerging critical research needs in the prevention of substance use and addiction. This two-year training program presents a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers who wish to establish a research career focused on substance use prevention to receive two years of training from some of the top substance use prevention scientists and methodologists in the country.
- Part-time Facilitator, Healthy Family Foundations Project
Help new parents build a solid foundation for co-parenting.
- Director, Penn State Administrative Data Accelerator
This Director-level position will oversee unit operations and have the opportunity to lead an interdisciplinary group focused on improving research operations and conducting impactful science.
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Research-to-Policy Collaboration/Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
This program presents an opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to enhance applied evaluation experience through involvement in a mixed-methods, randomized controlled trial investigating policymakers’ use of research evidence, researchers’ policy skill and engagement, and collaborative interactions between researchers and policymakers.
- Research Assistant (Part-Time), Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative
Work with the Research Translation Platform.
- Junior Policy Associate (Part-Time), Research-to-Policy Collaboration
This is a paid internship to implement a BIPOC Policy Scholars Program.
- Intern (Part-Time), Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative
This undergraduate research assistant position works with the team of analysts and economists at the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative.
Become a Penn State Affiliate Faculty Member
If you are a Penn State faculty member whose research or teaching activities involves the use of prevention science concepts or practices and you would like to become more involved in the prevention science community at Penn State, please fill out this brief form, and we will be in touch with you!
Benefits of being an affiliate faculty member:
- Enhanced collaboration opportunities
- Email notifications of seminars, lectures and news from the Prevention Research Center
- Promotion of your work via PRC communications channels
Prevention and Methodology Training Program
The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Center is the home of Penn State’s Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Program, a 2-year training program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that cross-trains postdoctoral researchers as prevention scientists and methodologists. Prevention scientists are trained to apply cutting-edge methods to emerging critical research needs in the prevention of substance use and addiction.
This program presents a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers who wish to establish a research career focused on substance use to receive two years of training from some of the top prevention scientists and methodologists in the country.
Applications for postdoctoral scholars are accepted each fall. If you have questions about the application process, please visit the PAMT website or email Carol Masullo at email@example.com.
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