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Postoctoral research associate at Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact

The Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact, directed by Michelle Shumate, is accepting applications for a 2-year post-doctoral research associate appointment beginning September 15, 2022 (pending final funding approval). 

This research associate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team on a grant-funded project (70%). This project aims to improve Systems of Care by introducing and validating a measure of client outcomes. This measure will improve referrals addressing the social determinants of health (e.g., healthcare, education, housing, food). The project is community-engaged, with research partners at AmericaServes and Combined Arms.  

The successful applicant will be comfortable conducting mixed-method research, including interviews and analyzing system-log data. Candidates familiar with R and that have previously worked with large data sets will have an advantage. Military service or familiarity with veteran services is a plus. 

In addition, the research associate (30%) will manage an active lab including Ph.D., MS, and Undergraduate Research Assistants. They will organize weekly lab meetings, train undergraduates in research methods and processes, and monitor lab expenses.  

Applicants should submit a letter describing their research interests, curriculum vita,  and contact information for two references to Michelle Shumate at Questions about the position are welcome. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Research Associates will receive a salary of $65,000. Northwestern provides a competitive benefits package for all postdoctoral research associates ( Additional teaching opportunities for additional salary may be available.  

The Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact has previously mentored post-doctoral research associates. They are respected co-conspirators in research and active members of the research team. Each postdoctoral research associate works with faculty to create a mentoring plan to achieve personal and professional goals. They receive regular feedback on progress.