Associate Research Scientist / Scholar

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience and position provides a full comprehensive benefits package.
Posted
September 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Associate Research Scientist / Scholar

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) in the Earth Institute, Columbia University seeks an Associate Research Scholar/Scientist (ARS) to lead research on Well-being Science and Policy Program at CSD.  The ARS will be a key contributor towards positioning CSD as a leader in well-being science and policy and will help forge and advance a new academic field of well-being science that combines relevant research from positive psychology, neuroscience, education, economics, the policy sciences, ethic and other disciplines to conduct primary research.  S/he will design and evaluate the impact of initiatives for the effective delivery of well-being programs and policies in the areas of education, the workplace, efficient public administration, public health, economic and social equality, governance, city planning, social protection, technology, culture and ecological diversity and resilience.

The ARS will develop well-being frameworks (including well-being indicators and evidence based policies) to be used by international organizations, national governments, and organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  S/he will work to strengthen the role of well-being in the global development agenda by producing primary research, frameworks, definitions, indicators, policy design and evaluations.  The ARS will be expected to co-author and publish peer-reviewed articles for academic journals and reports for non-academic audiences.  Additionally the ARS is expected to support collaboration across the University and externally to establish the interdisciplinary field of well-being science.

This position requires a Ph.D. in Psychology and 2 years post PhD related research experience.  Experience with well-being research, international public policy and education in developing countries required.  A record of research publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and non-academic policy reports is also required.  Qualified candidates will also have experience working in applied research organizations, including international organizations and/or non-profit organizations.  Must possess strong analytical, problem solving, communication (written and verbal English) and leadership skills. 

Appointment will be for 1-year, with continuation contingent upon funding and performance. Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the posting appears and will continue until the position is filled.  For more details and to apply please visit:  https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66960

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran. 

 

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