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Methodologist/Data Analyst

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

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

Review of Applications Begins
July 27, 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 Methodologist/Data Analyst will provide support to researchers in the area of data analysis and scientific writing. The PSI includes 25 research scientists at different levels of their career (beginning to advanced). The Methodologist will support a range of different researchers in both the grants submission process and technical writing of research papers. The Methodologist will have the opportunity to co-author many scientific papers with a range of different researchers in topics related to prevention. The methodologist should have background and expertise in scientific writing, data management, power analyses, complex statistical analyses, and advanced quantitative methods.

Minimum Requirements
• PhD in Psychology, Education, Statistics, or a related discipline.
• Significant history of conducting research with human subjects populations.
• Experience analyzing data from complex longitudinal data sets.
• Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Experience analyzing and interpreting longitudinal data.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader. Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
• Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, MPlus, HLM, or similar platforms).

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with advanced quantitative analyses (e.g. CACE modeling).
• Topical expertise in child development or prevention science.
• Experience working in large-scale research projects with offsite investigators.
• Interest in community outreach (dissemination of findings to community stakeholders).

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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