Research Fellow, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Nov 10,2023 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

The Level Up: Employment Skills Simulation Lab within the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for one postdoctoral fellowship position to begin in September 2024. The Level Up Lab is seeking a candidate whose interests include translational (research-to-practice) and implementation research with an emphasis on technology-based interventions. The fellowship position is for an initial one-year appointment and the option for renewal for a second year if the fellow is making good progress towards the goals of the position.

The post-doctoral fellow will be mentored by the Lab Director, Professor Matthew Smith on the skills needed to effectively develop and evaluate technology-based interventions. This Level Up Lab postdoctoral fellow will be involved in Dr. Smith’s federally funded intervention and implementation research while developing their own independent research agendas. The central focus of this training will be a newly funded R01 from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a Hybrid Type 1 Effectiveness-Implementation Trial evaluating virtual job interview training among autistic transition-age youth and young adults with autism engaged in employment services. In addition to training in community-based intervention research using technology, fellows will receive training and mentorship in grant writing (e.g., NIH, private foundations, etc.). Fellows will have full access to resources available through the School of Social Work and the University of Michigan — a rich interdisciplinary environment with seminars, invited lectures, and opportunities for collaboration with faculty across disciplines and departments.

For immediate consideration and possible interview, please email CV, one writing sample, and up to three reference letters to Professor Matthew Smith, Please specify the Level Up Lab post-doctoral fellowship of interest.

In order to receive full consideration for the position which starts on September 1, 2024, please submit your application (CV, one writing sample, and three reference letters) by December 1.

For more information, view the posting.