Two positions are available to work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on projects involving research and evidence translation in the area of youth mentoring. The projects include 1) secondary analyses of data from a longitudinal, multi-site study of mentoring relationships supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programs in Canada and 2) evidence translation and dissemination for a newly established National Mentoring Resource Center. Opportunities for more limited work on additional funded evaluation and research projects in the area of youth mentoring are also anticipated. The postdoctoral research associates will work under the direct mentorship of Dr. David DuBois at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). These are one-year positions with the possibility of being extended for a second year. Positions will be either part-time (.75 FTE) or full-time and will start immediately. Salary will be competitive. Please note that these are not postdoctoral training positions and thus stipends or other similar allowances for professional development activities will not be available except as directly related to the purposes of the projects involved.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology, Public Health, Education, Sociology), possess substantive knowledge of current theory, research, and practice in the areas of positive youth development and, ideally, youth mentoring, have formal training and experience in advanced quantitative research methods, have demonstrated ability to prepare and publish research papers, be capable of working in a multidisciplinary environment, and be interested in pursuing a career that focuses on applied prevention research relating to youth health and well-being.

Applicants in the final stages of completing their doctoral degree will also be considered, in which case the position would be that of a Research Specialist until the doctoral degree has been received.

Please forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. DuBois at dldubois@uic.edu.

UIC is an EOE.