Pro Tem Research Assist/Assoc - Prevention Science Institute -
Faculty - Pro Tempore
Prevention Science Institute
Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references. Indicate in
your cover letter if you would like your application considered for
part-time positions, full-time positions, or both.
Please visit psi.uoregon.edu for information about our team and
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary
institute focused on understanding human development, preventing
behavioral health problems, and implementing effective
interventions in community settings. The PSI encompasses focus
areas consistent with the field of prevention science, including
prevention and intervention, and implementation science.
Understanding effective intervention strategies and the outcomes
associated with these interventions across multiple domains of
functioning, including biological, social, and contextual, is the
focus of research at the PSI. The core mission of the PSI is to
improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and
families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is committed to research
that expands our understanding of interventions and development
with diverse populations, and actively seeks to promote research
that reduces health disparities in service utilization.
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon
is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool.
Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable
for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there
is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on
programmatic need, funding, and performance. Appointments may be as
a research assistant, conducting research under the direction of a
principal investigator, or as a research associate, conducting
research with only general guidance.
Research assistant/associate opportunities frequently arise in the
PSI. These positions are primarily funded by federal grants with
research aims related to understanding human development,
preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective
interventions in community settings. Candidates with professional
or academic interests in any of these areas are encouraged to
apply; applicants will be screened as needs arise. Successful
candidates will have professional experience and a commitment to
working effectively with research participants and staff from
diverse backgrounds. Candidates with fluency in Spanish are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Examples of the types of positions that arise include:
Interviewer/Assessors who work with families and children to gather
complete and accurate data through standardized personal
interviews, questionnaires, standardized tests, semi-structured
interviews, parent-child interaction tasks, child and adult
diagnostic interviews and video recorded observations;
Data Managers who oversee the tracking, cleaning, formatting and
compiling of computerized datasets;
Records Coordinators who locate and coordinate the collection of
data from community partners (such as local school districts, child
welfare agencies or the local youth authority and/or adult courts)
and obtain and track signed consent forms.
Recruiters who contact potential participants to screen and invite
them to participate in active research projects.
Due to the broad nature of the available research positions, please
indicate if you have experience with any of the following:
standardized assessments, standardized surveys & interviews,
behavioral coding, working with families and children, working with
high-risk families, working with foster families, working with
children with special needs, experience with home interviews, and
experience with neurobiological methods (e.g., cortisol, genetic
data, RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws,
Research Assistant rank:
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; in some circumstances
experience relevant to the duties of this position may be
considered in lieu of a degree
Senior Research Assistant I rank:
- Bachelors degree plus 6 years of applicable work experience
Senior Research Assistant II rank:
- Bachelors degree plus 12 years of applicable work experience
Research Associate rank:
- Terminal degree
Senior Research Associate I rank:
- Terminal degree plus 6 years of applicable work experience
Senior Research Associate II rank:
- Terminal degree plus 12 years of applicable work experience
- Knowledge of spoken and written English sufficient to obtain,
provide, or exchange information. This position requires 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 study. Applicant
must also have familiarity with customer service phone techniques
and the ability to enthusiastically and confidently relate project
- Highly efficient and organized approach to work and strong
attention to detail and thoroughness.
- Ability to manage multiple scheduling issues and possess
exceptional time management skills.
- Ability to work in a team environment, requiring participatory
decision-making and cooperative interactions among
- Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with
supervision as needed.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact
effectively with adults, adolescents, and children.
- Experience with standardized assessments.
- Experience with standardized surveys &
- Experience with behavioral coding.
- Experience working with children and families.
- Experience working with high-risk families.
- Experience working with foster families.
- Experience working with children with special needs.
- Experience with home interviews.
- Experience with neurobiological methods (i.e., cortisol genetic
data, RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI,
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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