Pro Tem Research Assistant
Faculty - Pro Tempore
Prevention Science Institute
Review of Applications Begins
May 16, 2022; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume and contact information for three
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon
is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human
development, preventing behavioral health problems, and
implementing effective interventions in community settings. The
core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well- being of
at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the
The Prevention Science Institute seeks to hire multiple Research
Assistants to work in the Portland office. The Research Assistant
will work with families and children to gather complete and
accurate data through standardized personal interviews,
questionnaires, standardized tests, parent-child interaction tasks,
child and adult diagnostic interviews and video-recorded
observations. The Research Assistant will perform participant
recruitment and office tasks, assist with data management
activities, participate in trainings and team meetings, and will
prepare project related documents including surveys, assessment
materials, newsletters, etc.
The person in this position will need to be available 20-40 hours
per week including evenings and some weekends.
- Two years of higher education and two years of related
experience OR an equivalent combination of education and
*Related experience applies to professional experience in one or
more of the following areas: conducting and analyzing standardized
assessments, surveys, and interviews; working with children,
families, high-risk families, or children with special needs; or
conducting interviews in home or through Zoom (creating and sending
- Knowledge of spoken and written English and/or Spanish
sufficient to obtain, provide, or exchange information.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact
effectively with adults, adolescents and children.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a
specific capacity for sensitivity, confidentiality, diligence and
persistence with regard to engaging and retaining subjects in the
- Demonstrated ability to engage with those of other cultures and
backgrounds as well as to develop knowledge of, and respect for,
those from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds.
- Familiarity with customer service techniques (phone and face to
face) and the ability to relate project information
enthusiastically and confidently.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Experience conducting in home interviews.
- Experience using Zoom: conducting interviews/creating and
- Available to work in the Portland PSI office at least one to
two days per week.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both
English and Spanish.
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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.
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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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529412/pro-tem-research-assistant