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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Institute for Early Education
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

The Early Education Leaders Institute is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to assist grant PI’s in conducting, managing, and presenting research. This will be a one-year appointment with option for renewal.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Assist in literature search and review.
  • Draft at least 5 peer review journal articles per year.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Lead 1-2 funded research project activities, including quantitative and qualitative data collection.
  • Convert data into reportable formats for presentations.
  • Manage data infrastructure and overall project evaluation.
  • Secure grant writing and draft research reports.
  • Attend regular research team meetings.
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Candidate must have doctoral degree by the first day of employment.
  • Doctoral degree in early childhood education or related field.
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Candidate has previously published peer-review articles as an independent researcher.
  • Effective communication and collaborative skills.
  • Strong computer literacy skills and comfort learning new software programs including database management.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and to respond efficiently and effectively to new, last minute and/or revised requests.
  • Strong attention to detail

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

This is an exempt union position. This is a grant funded position with a current end date of June 30, 2025, subject to renewal contingent on funding and university needs.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact or 617-287-5150.


Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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