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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 Leavenworth, KS. The annual salary for this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships is $75,195. 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.

Leader Development Research (FLRU)

This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will support FLRU's research programs related to leadership, leader development, and talent management. Specifically, the Fellowship will be for the Leadership for Positive Climates Team. This team focuses on research to develop methods to help Army leaders evaluate, build, and sustain trust and positive organizational climates within their units. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships at FLRU immerse the candidate in a one- to three-year research fellowship, bringing cutting edge research and statistical methodology to bear on Army problems. Research Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research at FLRU, and to develop individual lines of research consistent with their area of interest and an ongoing program of research (up to 50% of candidate's time). Research Fellows will assist in all phases of research, including topic development, method development, data collection and analysis, and research documentation.

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at FLRU is ideal for individuals with doctoral-level training in industrial/organizational (I-O) psychology, organizational behavior, social psychology, or a closely-related field, and who are seeking specialized training in applied research. Prior knowledge of the Army is NOT a requirement. Candidates must have successfully defended their dissertation no more than three years prior to beginning this Fellowship. This position will require up to 25% travel.

Specific research tasks for Leadership for Positive Climates Team will include:

·         Development of critical leader competencies for senior Army officers.

·         Development of novel methods for assessing leader behaviors.

·         Examination of alignment between organizational policies and leader practices.

·         Examination of the role of leaders in shaping positive organizational climates.

·         Data collection using quantitative and qualitative techniques (e.g., interviews, focus groups, surveys, test administrations).

·         Data cleaning and management using SPSS, R, Excel, and other analysis tools.

·         Multivariate and longitudinal data analysis using SPSS, SAS, excel and/or other analysis tools.

·         Preparation/co-authoring information papers, conference presentations, technical reports, and journal article publications.

·         Assist with other research efforts as necessary.

For more information on the developmental opportunities at FLRU, Fort Leavenworth, KS, interested candidates should contact Dr. Angela Karrasch at

Fort Leavenworth, KS is located northwest of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, 15 miles north of Interstate 70 on Kansas Highway 7/US-73. Fort Leavenworth overlooks the Missouri River, on the border between Kansas and Missouri. It is a historic Army post noted for its campus-like setting and open green spaces. As host to the Combined Arms Center headquarters and the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth is known as the "Intellectual Center of the Army".