We seek a Veteran researcher to help with the creation of research and development of elementary school youth curriculum (1st-5th grade) aligned with IB, ELA/ELD, NGSS, Common Core, Social Studies, and Health Standards to be incorporated into our responsive design web application. The Veteran needs to have a deep understanding of local STEAM participation patterns in in-school courses and after school clubs. The Veteran will lead the classroom teaching and research experience, through online channels or live classes at their preferred location, teaching children healthy cooking through our application, (or via online virtual or video channels) at least 10 lessons, and help lead the collection of the data and analysis inside of our application, for an NSF-funded Phase II project.

Our application will focus on developing culturally sensitive affirming STEAM learning ecosystems and the filed research will either be conducted in Silicon Valley or via virtual channels. (The candidate must be open and available to both possibilities).

The Veteran will focus on developing and researching both the impact of culturally sensitive material and the use of gamification features created by the research team, with the goal of creating inclusive programming and environments that are welcoming to girls of color, immigrants, and in particular, Latinos‘ engagement in their children’s STEM interest development.

Roles and responsibilities for the postdoc include:

Main Focus Area of Research:

  1. Researching, creating, editing, and syndicating content that is aligned with national and international learning standards, and healthy recipes that are matching IB, NCSS, Common Core, and NGSS curriculum.
  2. Managing and collaborating with other researchers from various disciplines (nutrition, science, etc) to edit and create content
  3. Creating or editing videos of Culinary techniques.



Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education with curriculum development experience or commensurate experience.

This is a limited consulting opportunity based in Silicon Valley, CA, with the possibility to work remotely if desired.  The candidate must be comfortable teaching in a classroom setting for K-5 and have a passion for cooking and kids. We are looking for underrepresented minorities as our ideal candidates.

The stipend of 10k would be issued at the end of 400 hours of the completed satisfactory role. If the Veteran decides to leave before the completed tasks, there will be no stipend awarded.


For more information, contact Layla@chefkoochooloo.com