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Pro Tem Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant I / Research Associate - Open Pool

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

Department: DESTNY GMU
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete online application and upload a cover letter and CV.

All application materials should specifically address how you as an applicant meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position.

Department Summary
The Disability Early Intervention Secondary Transition & Youth (DESTNY) grant management unit houses five established, preexisting research and outreach entities within the University of Oregon, College of Education: The Secondary Special Education & Transition (SSET) research unit, the Center for Human Development (CHD), which houses the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), research and outreach in Early Intervention (EI), Oregon Career Information System (OR CIS), and Oregon Research Schools Network (ORSN).

Total number of employees in DESTNY programs: 59
Total number of current research and training grants: 24

Each of these units has tremendous capacity and impact through cutting edge scholarship, leading personnel preparation programs, state-of-the-art technical assistance and outreach, the demonstrated capacity to engage in and disseminate effective tools and technologies, and the necessary supports for managing the fiscal and reporting requirements of federally funded projects. Generating new knowledge devoted to assessment, prevention, and intervention is what we do. The combined expertise, access to a wealth of human, technological, and material resources; and our unyielding commitment to addressing the most challenging social problems provide us with a unique opportunity to improve the lives and outcomes of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Position Summary
The Disability Early Intervention Secondary Transition & Youth (DESTNY) Grant Management Unit 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.

Potential areas of research include: program development; statistical analyses related to all phases of preparation of scientific papers, presentations, and grant applications; staff professional development at project level; and off-site research activities with a variety of populations including persons with identified developmental disabilities.

Research Associates will conduct independent research and participate on research teams.

Research Assistants will conduct research under the direction of Research Associates and Research Associate Professors as well as participate on research teams.

Some positions may require bilingual written and oral fluency.
Some positions may include overnight travel.

Minimum Requirements
Research Assistant Rank:
• Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field

Senior Research Assistant I Rank:
• Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field,
• 6 years of experience as a Research Assistant or a position with similar duties

Research Associate Rank:
• A Doctorate in Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration or related area

Professional Competencies
• An ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from varied backgrounds and an interest in creating and maintaining a diverse learning and working environment.
• Excellent writing and communication skills.
• Demonstrated self-motivation and leadership capacity.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain overall program mission.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse group of clients, students, and faculty members.
• Strong problem-solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and to meet goals and deadlines with minimal supervision.

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

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