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Postdoctural Fellow: Modeling and Research in Education

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with interest and experience in education, modeling, and simulation to join our diverse team at CEISMC (Center for Education Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Computing.)

The postdoctoral fellow will join our multidisciplinary, collaborative team of researchers to work on both:
* the _EarSketch_ project, an NSF-funded DRK12 for teaching high school-level programming through music mixing
* the _AMP-IT-UP_ project, an NSF-funded MSP for bringing advanced manufacturing- themed curriculum to 6-9th grades

The postdoc will be heavily involved in modeling and simulating school settings in which EarSketch is being implemented, in order to identify key barriers and enablers to intervention implementation. This will involve social network analysis, agent-based modeling, programming, statistical analysis, and developing instruments for measuring key attributes. A framework (protocol) has been developed for this work, but will be further developed by the AMP-IT-UP team, working with public policy experts and education researchers to continually improve the modeling process. The postdoc may also choose to get involved with other aspect(s) of the projects, including curriculum development, classroom observations, student learning, and assessments. Opportunities for publication and conference presentations are available.

Qualifications:
Required:
* PhD in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline
* Experience in modeling and simulation
* Programming experience (any language)-current models are coded in C#

Preferred:
* Experience in optimization
* Experience or interest in STEM education
* Interest in K-12 education

We seek a candidate who can start in Spring or Summer of 2015 with a negotiable start date. Salary will be dependent on level of expertise and experience. Applicants should be prepared to make a two-year commitment; renewal for the second year will be contingent on performance in Year 1.

To Apply:
We are taking applications now. Position will remain open until filled. Send CV, statement of purpose, one or more papers, and the names of three people we can contact for references to: Roxanne Moore at Roxanne.moore@ceismc.gatech.edu Subject: "Postdoc Position".

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer.