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Pro Tempore Research Assistant/Research Associate Prevention Science Institute

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR, Portland, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit cover letter, CV, and 3 professional references.

Indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for positions located in our Eugene office, Portland office, or both offices, as positions may arise in either location. Also, indicate if you would like your application considered for part-time positions, full-time positions, or both.

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 measures (i.e., RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI).

Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multidisciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The PSI evolved from the Child and Family Center, which remains as a center within the PSI.

The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is a research institute designed for collaboration between faculty across disciplines, including psychology, social and affective neuroscience, development, and education, and others who are interested in prevention.

The University of Oregon and the Prevention Science Institute are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Position Summary
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 research assistants, 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 and the Child and Family Center (within 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.

Indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for positions located in our Eugene office, Portland office, or both offices, as positions may arise in either location. Also, indicate if you would like your application considered for part-time positions, full-time-positions, or both.

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 measures (i.e., RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI).

Minimum Requirements
- Degree in related field. Research Assistant positions require BS/BA. Research Associate positions require a PhD by start of position, with directly relevant research experience for Research Associate status.
- Experience in the field of Research.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with standardized assessments
- Experience with standardized surveys & interviews
- 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 measures (i.e., RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI, etc.)


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.

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 Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 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.

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