Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professors Valerie Hans’s and Valerie Reyna’s National Science Foundation-funded research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. The Postdoctoral Associate will have office space in the Law School.
The position encompasses a full range of research and lab management responsibilities spanning jury decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning. The postdoctoral associate position will begin in fall 2017 and is for a one-year term. This position is benefits-eligible.
Responsibilities include: coordinating and running experiments; monitoring research task progress; assisting in selecting, training and supervising lab personnel; data acquisition; data analysis; preparing IRB documentation; assisting with manuscripts and reports; and other research-related tasks as assigned.
The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience along with strong research and quantitative skills. Candidates should have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 1, 2017.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to Liz Flint (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Drs. Hans’s and Reyna’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your experience providing research support; your organizational skills and experience with coordinating projects; training and experience with statistical analysis; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related problem.
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