Requisition ID:  29442

NEP - Post Doc Research Assistant

Job Summary

The research and evaluation team for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Great Lakes I-Corps Hub is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to focus on research related to faculty and doctoral student entrepreneurship and training associated with the NSF’s I-Corps program. The candidate will be expected to conduct research related to reasons for involvement in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; measurement of outcomes as they relate to faculty and graduate student participation; as well as synthesize best practices related to topics such as technology commercialization recruiting, training, and policy. It is a 1-year, renewable position.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include:

  • contribute to research design and data collection
  • supervise survey and interview data collection
  • analyze quantitative, longitudinal survey data as a primary activity
  • analyze qualitative interview data as a secondary activity
  • draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication
  • present research at conferences
  • mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  • participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members
  • support the development of research proposals  

​​​​​​​The candidate will be employed by Purdue University, but will work closely with all members of the I-Corps team, including weekly participation in virtual and/or in-person meetings.

Instructions to Apply

Instructions: Applicants should submit letter of interest, vita, and list of three references to Dr. Nathalie Duval-Couetil Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. The start date is negotiable.


Required: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in education research, business, psychology, STEM, or other pertinent field. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently on scholarly publications. Strong oral and written communication skills.


Desired: Demonstrated experience with conducting and publishing education or higher education research using quantitative or qualitative research methods, supervision of survey data collection, data management and cleaning, and/or quantitative methods for longitudinal survey data analysis.


Background Screening: Background checks will be conducted on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan and Purdue University are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette