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General Skills and Experience for all Post-Doctoral Candidates

Ideal candidates will have the following skills/experience:

·         Strong research background, including experience with planning and executing research to address identified need/problem.

·         Quantitative and/or qualitative data collection experience.

·         Knowledge of multivariate statistics and statistical programs specified in the position descriptions.

·         Strong writing and oral communication skills.

·         Ability to interact smoothly and professionally with representatives of sponsoring and coordinating organizations or other Army agencies.

·         Excellent critical thinking skills.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, to include teamwork and communication.

·         Strong initiative.

Prior knowledge of the Army is not a requirement for candidates interested in these Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships. Potential candidates must have successfully defended their dissertation no more than three years prior to beginning a Fellowship. Some travel will be required as part of the Fellowship. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, must complete a security background check, and must obtain and maintain a Federal Government Common Access Card.

This Fellowship will require candidates to work at the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Fort Hood, TX. The annual salary for this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships is $74,596. The amount is based on the 2019 Federal Government General Schedule for GS-12, Step 1. Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships offer health care benefits, retirement, sick and safe leave, vacation leave, and life & disability insurance.

Fort Hood Research Unit (FHRU): Team Training for Sustained Mission Performance.

 This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will support FHRU research focused on small team performance, particularly for developing measurement tools at the trainer/instructor level and integration of contemporary training methods with current Army training event development and execution. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be engaged in all aspects of the research process including research question development, data collection and analyses, and research reporting. Candidates should have demonstrable knowledge for studying cognition (i.e., memory, attention, decision making, problem solving), and/or team-based performance with regard to team knowledge, team skills, and team processes, and/or skill acquisition and retention for critical skills.

Specific research will include:

·         Developing and refining measures that can capture critical performance, at the individual and team level in a live (training) environment.

·         Developing and refining measures that capture team knowledge and team processes, particularly for live environments.

·         Utilizing the data from the developmental efforts listed above to build predictive models for skill retention.

·         In addition, and in parallel with the above tasks, conduct research to enhance contemporary training, particularly for the future operational environment relevant to small decentralized military operations.

·         Data collection, cleaning, management and analyses using current available software (i.e., SPSS, Excel).

·         Preparation/co-authoring technical reports, briefings for various levels of Army leadership, conference presentations, and journal articles.