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Nurturing NextGen – Careers Working with Children

From emergency medicine to cognitive behavior, online teaching to early childhood development, food trauma to Sesame Street, working with children requires high-order skills, commitment and knowledge.  The outbreak of Covid-19 in the US and around the world underscores these needs even more than usual, which is why we are showcasing careers with children this week.

Based on our research, there are a wide range of options available for PhDs and post-docs across virtually every field and, in particular, research, clinical and policy-related work.  There are also child and family-related start-ups that are only now emerging in response to Covid-19.

We provide a few examples below and more jobs uploaded onto our SmartJobs page.

Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to highlight jobs and careers that develop as part of our global pandemic, and how this may shape future opportunities and emerging industries.

There is much work ahead.


Director, Foundation Partnerships, UNICEF

Manager, International Research, Sesame Workshop

Field Study Research Assistant, Digital Promise

Goldberg Postdoctoral Scholar, Food Trauma in Children

Infant/Toddler, Lead Teacher, Metropolitan Family Services


Manager, Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Laboratory Schools, Math Teachers – High School

Research Associate, Cognitive Behavior, Waterford Institute

Sr Technologist/Research Lab Specialist (Stem Cell) St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Behavior Therapist, Center of Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)


If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.