Post Doctoral Associate at University of Colorado Boulder

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Job Summary

The biology education research group led by Dr. Jenny Knight at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks applications for a 1-year postdoctoral research scholar. The scholar would take the lead on a project exploring the relationship between cognitive load, metacognitive knowledge and regulation, and student success in undergraduate biology students. The selected candidate will learn and apply quantitative and qualitative methods from social and educational psychology to analyze previously collected data on this topic and will have the opportunity to refine and develop new research questions based on the results of these analyses. The candidate will join a small internal research group and a large community of discipline-based education researchers across STEM disciplines and will find many opportunities for networking, collaboration, and developing new projects.

Who We Are

This position will work in the biology education research group led by Dr. Jenny Knight at the University of Colorado Boulder in the department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. The candidate will join a small internal research group and a large community of discipline-based education researchers across STEM disciplines and will find many opportunities for networking, collaboration, and developing new projects.

What You Should Know

This position is full-time with a flexible start date as early as August 2019 with the possibility of renewal pending successful acquisition of additional funding.

What We Can Offer

The salary is $50,000, with associated benefits.

What You Will Need

  • Ph.D. in a life sciences discipline, cognitive neuroscience, STEM education, or a closely related field
  • Strong and demonstrated interest and/or publications in discipline-based education research
  • High self-motivation
  • Strong writing skills

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. 1 page cover letter indicating your interest in and qualifications for the position
  3. 1 page summary of biology education research interests
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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