Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
May 6, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter, please indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.
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 Recruiter and Assessor will hold primarily responsibility for coordinating and conducting in-person and virtual assessments for a NIJ funded grant to assess the impact of risk and protective factors on patterns of adult female offending. Approximately 25% of time will be spent training graduate and undergraduate research assistants on assessment procedures, including tracking reliability with assessment procedures, and 65% of time conducting telephone and in-person assessments. The Recruiter and Assessor will hold secondary responsibility for scheduling and recruitment of assessments, as well as coordinating materials and equipment needed for staff to complete assessments. The AC will provide assistance with the coordination of data collection for biological samples to minimize risk and ensure quality control. Last, the Recruiter and Assessor will assist the project coordinator with post-assessment procedures, including data checking and ensuring all participant files are complete. This position is fully office or community based (when traveling for assessments), and not remote.
This position will be funded through December 31, 2022, with the potential for renewal for up to 12 months.
The person in this position will need be able to travel to assessments in parts of Oregon not accessible by public transportation.
• BA/BS with related coursework to research project or equivalent lived or work experiences related to this study/population
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• The ability to work with participants face-to-face in our Eugene and Portland labs, participant homes and community settings, with appropriate PPE and health safety/social distancing measures
• Exceptional organization, attention to detail, and respect for deadlines
• Ability to build rapport with diverse research participants
• Effective organization and problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate with a dynamic team.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and using the internet.
• Direct service experience with underserved populations or populations with child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice systems involvement
• Experience collecting biospecimen data, including dried blood spots
• Experience administering standardized clinical interviews
• Background of volunteer or paid experience working in a research lab with direct experience working with participant assessments
• Experience supervising staff and/or students
• Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, statistical analysis software and databases
• Knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis
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