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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston College

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston College. The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support research with specific attention to disparities facing war-affected, Muslim refugee populations, and other populations on topics such as substance use/abuse, community support, and caregiver-child relationships. The postdoctoral fellow will help measure psychosocial outcomes to assess the effectiveness of the Family Strengthening Intervention for Refugees (FSI-R), a 10-module home-visiting intervention focused on skill-building and psychoeducation to reduce mental health disparities. Currently, the FSI-R is being tested for effectiveness through a randomized controlled trial with 300 families in Lewiston, Maine, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) is an applied research program dedicated to improving the evidence base on the epidemiology of mental health problems, family functioning, and intervention research to develop and test mental health services for children and families affected by multiple forms of adversity, including infectious disease, poverty, and armed conflict.

Position Summary

Candidate at this Postdoctoral Fellowship position at Boston College will support research with specific attention to disparities facing war-affected, Muslim refugee populations. The fellow will provide data collection and analysis to assess the effectiveness of interventions; and, contribute to the evidence base on the epidemiology of mental health problems and family functioning by publishing on studies. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the Principal Investigator and Director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity, Dr. Theresa S. Betancourt.


  • A doctoral degree, preferably in Public Health, Implementation Science, Social Work, Developmental Psychology, Mental Health, or another related field.
  • Strong Experience with implementation science to include hybrid design, cluster randomized controlled trials, longitudinal studies, and quality improvement approaches to fidelity and supervision that relate to long-term sustainability and scalability.
  • Experience conducting research in culturally diverse contexts, preferably with refugee or immigrant communities. Proficiency in utilizing computer applications including Microsoft Office, STATA, R, MAXQDA, and other applicable quantitative and qualitative data analysis platforms.
  • Expert knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies including mixed-methods.
  • Knowledge of Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR), implementation science, processes related to fidelity monitoring and supervision, and costing analysis.
  • Understanding of the application of technology both for data collection as well as routine symptom monitoring, fidelity monitoring and quality improvement efforts in global mental health and child development.
  • Publication record that demonstrates the candidate’s capacities is also desirable


This Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston College will offer the following benefits

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
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OrganizerBoston College



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