Assoc. Research Scientist/Intimate Partner Violence Focus at Yale University

Sep 18, 2019

The Family Violence Research Lab in the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine works with community partners to identify individual and system level factors that affect the wellbeing of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). At the individual level, this research aims to advance understanding of the relationships among IPV and its highly prevalent negative outcomes such as posttraumatic stress, substance use, and sexual risk in an effort to develop preventive interventions that promote safety and resilience. At the systems-level, IPV research and evaluation are conducted within the criminal justice and other service systems to elucidate the impact of the system’s response on victims’ wellbeing including the ways in which it promotes or impedes victims’ safety, recovery and resilience. 

Reporting directly to the Director of Family Violence Research (Tami Sullivan, Ph.D.), the Associate Research Scientist will play a critical role in executing the mission of the Research Program. This position carries an academic appointment with the rank of Associate Research Scientist.Qualifications include a PhD in psychology, social work or related clinical discipline. Applicants must be licensed/license eligible and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Examples of Responsibilities

  • Conduct and oversee research central to the Program’s focus, including supervising staff.
  • Develop quality assurance and improvement reports for each project and utilize data to drive decision-making processes.
  • Promulgate or assist in the preparation of grant applications or other funding opportunities.
  • With the Principal Investigator and other contributors, author peer-reviewed research publications.

Examples of Skills Sought

  • Advanced quantitative analytic skills and high degree of competency with data analytic software.
  • Experience in database management.
  • Experience working with community or government partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute with precision and excellence and drive to deliver highest-quality work.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify feasible solutions when identifying challenges affecting work streams.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to take initiative and as well as direction and correction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and embody high standards of customer service internally and externally, including responses to communication within one business day.
  • Experience engaging in efforts to promote resilience among victims of IPV.

Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, trainees, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those available for a January 1, 2020 start date. To apply, please send a single PDF documenting the following to

  • Combined cover letter/research statement detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals and noting the earliest possible start date.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of three academic references.

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