George Washington University - Post-Doctoral Scientist, CCR Policy


CLOSING DATE: June 13, 2021


JOB #: 17371

POSTED: May 13, 2021


Responsibilities Include
Transforming Mental & Behavioral Health Care Delivery Project
• Co-lead research and publication on sustainability and scalability of transformation in how (where and by whom) mental and behavioral health care is delivered (e.g. delivering care in non-traditional settings & services delivered by non-clinicians such as CHWs), including ECIN work in DC and in other communities within the CCR network;
• Identify policy levers at multiple levels (local, state, federal) to scale and support identified innovations and create white papers and other policy tools to disseminate to the field

Intersection of Multi-Generational Supports and Mental Health Project
• Investigate policies and policy levers related to supporting a multi-generational, equity-centered approach to family well-being, with a particular focus on mental health and wellness and caregiving supports
• Create and publish tools laying out model policies (including utilizing Medicaid and other funding streams) to support innovative approaches to multi-generational well-being

Teaching and Independent Project/Research Project
• Self-directed research project based on interests
• Supporting curriculum development for CCR-based courses for Milken Institute graduate students

Building Community Resilience (BCR) Policy & Advocacy Network Project
• Support facilitation of the network with a primary focus on development and execution of the collective policy agenda and advocacy platform for the network partners.
• Provide additional support for the DC Policy Network, including leadership of one or more policy priorities in partnership with community partners and based on identified priorities and the Post-Doctoral Scientist’s professional interests

Resilience Catalysts (RC) in Public Health Project
• Support the development of policy scans/landscape analysis for RC sites
• Provide policy analysis through the translation of quantitative data and qualitative research findings into succinct policy recommendations for written materials

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:  
Preferred Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications and Experience
• Direct knowledge in policy research.
• Strong interest in child and family health and mental health, social determinants of health, equity and community resilience.
• Strong scientific writing skills.
• Proficient in statistical software packages (Stata, R, or SPSS).
• Proficient in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo, ATLAS.ti, or Dedoose).
• Clear and concise writer with experience conveying information on complex issues through policy briefs and other policy-related documents.
• Commitment to a 2-year program.
• Experience working in community settings is preferred.

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