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Research Assessment Coordinator

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

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

Review of Applications Begins
June 29, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary
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 lifespan.

Position Summary
The Leve Lab, within the UO's Prevention Science Institute, is looking to fill a Research Assessment Coordinator position. This position includes supervisory responsibilities, participant recruitment and assessment, level of decision making, and reporting relationship. This position requires frequent communication with staff across multiple data collection sites (UO, Penn State University, George Washington University). Work will be conducted on-site, at The University of Oregon. This position reports to the Principal Investigator.

Minimum Requirements
• BA/BS degree with coursework appropriate to the position.
• Three years related or equivalent combination of training and experience appropriate to the position.
• Three years of experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making, and cooperative interactions among employees.
• Flexibility is required in regard to work schedule and time; the applicant must be able to contact and interview families at times that work best for the participants, including early mornings, during the day, evenings, or weekends.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Must have a highly efficient and organized approach to work with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. Applicant needs to manage multiple tasks and possess exceptional time management skills.
• Effective organization and problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate with a dynamic team.
• Strong technical ability and knowledge; high level of competence in managing and organizing computer data files; assessing FTP servers; using study databases and interviewing programs; troubleshooting basic technical problems.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience conducting standardized interviews, including in-home parent and child interviews.
• Supervisory experience (minimum 1 year)
• Experience recruiting and interviewing families with children varying in age.
• Experience with recruiting for and collecting biospecimen data.
• Experience working with both on-site and remote staff.
• Ability to provide a two-year commitment to assist with hiring, training and oversight of a new assessment team.

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

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 or 541-346-5112.

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