Career Research Assistant / Research Associate - Open Pool

Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Career Research Assistant / Research Associate - Open Pool

Job no: 527484
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: DESTNY Grant Management Unit
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications are completed online and must include:
  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume/curriculum vita
    All application materials should specifically address how you as an applicant meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position.

    Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and will continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active until June 30, 2022.

    Department Summary
    The Disability Early Intervention Secondary Transition & Youth (DESTNY) grant management unit houses five established, preexisting research and outreach entities within the University of Oregon, College of Education: The Secondary Special Education & Transition (SSET) research unit, the Center for Human Development (CHD), which houses the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), research and outreach in Early Intervention (EI), Oregon Career Information System (OR-CIS), and Oregon Research Schools Network (ORSN). Each of these units has tremendous capacity and impact through cutting edge scholarship, leading personnel preparation programs, state-of-the-art technical assistance and outreach, the demonstrated capacity to engage in and disseminate effective tools and technologies, and the necessary supports for managing the fiscal and reporting requirements of federally funded projects. DESTNY is devoted to generating new knowledge, assessment, prevention, and intervention. The combined expertise, access to a wealth of human, technological, and material resources, and our unyielding commitment to addressing the most challenging social problems provide us with a unique opportunity to improve the lives and outcomes of children and youth with disabilities and their families. Currently, there are 24 research and training grants and over 50 staff in the DESTNY Programs.

    Position Summary
    The DESTNY Grant Management Unit at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open career research assistant and research associate positions.

    DESTNY's research assistants work as members of a research team under the direct supervision of other faculty researchers. Research Assistants contribute in many ways to the research project by conducting research, outreach and/or external engagement, proposal development, and supervision and/or mentoring.

    Research associates assist in carrying out a particular research agenda. Research associates contribute in many ways to the research project including conducting research and managing grants. The research associate leads and/or collaborates in research, demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance projects within DESTNY. Research associates perform independent roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in disability and special education. The work performed in these positions will be predominantly intellectual and require consistent use of discretion and judgment.

    Potential areas of research include program development; statistical analyses related to all phases of preparation of scientific papers, presentations, and grant applications; staff professional development at project level; and off-site research activities with a variety of populations including persons with identified developmental disabilities or non-English speaking populations. In addition, the creation or population of databases may be required for research and evaluation projects.

    Some positions may require bilingual written and oral fluency.

    Some positions may include overnight travel and/or extensive previous experience in a similar job role.

    Minimum Requirements
    Research Assistant Rank:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Education or a related area
  • Evidence of expertise in areas required for program, grant, or contract (e.g., writing reports for funders, assisting in writing grant applications)

    Research Associate Rank:
  • Doctoral degree in Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration, or related area
  • Evidence of expertise in areas required for program, grant, or contract (e.g., supervision of staff, grant writing, and management)
  • Experience in research activities required for the position (e.g., data collection, research design)

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from varied backgrounds and an interest in creating and maintaining a diverse learning and working environment
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and leadership capacity
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain overall program mission
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to work under supervision for completion of project-specific activities

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience providing training and technical assistance
  • Experience with initiating and completing tasks independently according to timelines
  • Experience communicating effectively and problem-solving with research and project staff and participants of diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Experience in data collection, observations, and management
  • Experience coordinating, managing timelines, and scheduling across multiple tasks, projects, and individuals
  • Experience in developing and writing professional materials (e.g., training and resource guides, reports to funders, fact sheets)
  • Experience providing professional presentations at local, state, and national conferences
  • Strong training presence and experience in delivering training in a variety of contexts
  • Experience with computer programs including project management tools (e.g., software, databases, and email)

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.



    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527484/career-research-assistant-research-associate-open-pool

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