Career Research Assistant / Research Associate - Open
Faculty - Career
DESTNY Grant Management Unit
Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications are completed online and must include:
- letter of interest.
- current resume/curriculum vita.
All application materials should specifically address how you as an
applicant meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this
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, 2023.
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.
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
Some positions may include overnight travel and/or extensive
previous experience in a similar job role.
Research Assistant Rank:
- Bachelor's or master's degree in Education or a related
- Evidence of expertise in areas required for program, grant, or
contract (e.g., writing reports for funders, assisting in writing
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
- Experience in research activities required for the position
(e.g., data collection, research design).
- 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
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain the overall
- Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
- Ability to work under supervision for the completion of
- Experience providing training and technical
- 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
- 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
- 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).
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