Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Posted: 10 August, 2021
Company: Program on Skills, Credentials, and Workforce Policy at George Washington University
Closing Date: 20 August 2021
Location: Washington, DC


The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) at George Washington University has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in support of externally-funded projects related to credentials, workforce development and the skilled technical workforce for a two year term beginning no earlier than September 1, 2021. This position will support a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study non-degree credential attainment in the skilled technical workforce and the Non-Degree Credentials Research Network (NCRN), a research network consisting of approximately 190 researchers and research stakeholders who meet regularly in person at George Washington University and online. The candidate will report to Dr. Kyle Albert, PI of the NCRN, and Dr. Andrew Reamer, PI of the NSF skilled technical workforce study, and may occasionally collaborate with scholars affiliated with the GW Program on Skills, Credentials, and Workforce Policy (PSCWP).

The selected candidate will be proficient in quantitative research methods and at least one major statistical software package such as Stata. Prior experience working with large survey and/or administrative datasets is essential; experience with textual analysis is desirable. The candidate will prepare manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals, with the potential for co-authorship where warranted. This position requires subject matter expertise in a field related to non-degree credentials (e.g., certifications, certificates, badges, occupational licenses and apprenticeships) and topics related to workforce development, labor markets, human resource management, and higher education. Experience with online publishing and managing academic conferences is also highly desirable.

This non-teaching position is ideal for a recent graduate or early-career scholar seeking exposure to “soft money” research and will provide an excellent opportunity to explore opportunities in think tanks and government. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with GWIPP research faculty on proposal development and funding. Contingent on satisfactory performance and obtaining grants, the candidate may be eligible for future appointment as an assistant research professor. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV through GWU's applicant tracking system, position number 85278. To ensure full consideration, please apply as soon as possible; the position could close quickly when a suitable candidate is identified.