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Pro Tem Research Assistant / Research Associate - Open Pool

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

Department: Educational and Community Supports
Rank: Research Assistant (Type B)
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications are completed online and must include:

1. Letter of Interest
2. Current resume/CV

Note: You will be asked to submit the names and contact information of three professional references as part of the application process. All application materials should specifically address how you as an applicant meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and will continue until positions are filled.

This pool will remain active until June 30, 2025.

Department Summary

Educational and Community Supports (ECS) within the College of Education is a University of Oregon based research center that turns peer-reviewed research into real-world solutions. We are a leader in the data-based decision-making space and pioneered solutions that enable educators to use student behavioral data when implementing real-time solutions in schools all over the United States and in over 10 international countries. Development at ECS blends cutting-edge research with a well-established and trusted educational service mission, sophisticated software and database architectures, and development tools. We offer a flexible, supportive family-friendly work environment in a stimulating academic setting. At ECS, we value the contribution that diversity brings to our work and culture. Understanding and learning from our differences gives us unique opportunities to improve our products and differences.

Position Summary

Educational and Community Supports (ECS) at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open pro tem research assistant and research associate positions. Positions are limited-duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years.

ECS research assistants work as members of a research team under the direct supervision of other faculty researchers. Research assistants contribute in many ways to the research project by conducting research, outreach and/or external engagement, proposal development, and supervision and/or mentoring.

Research associates assist in carrying out a particular research agenda. Research associates contribute in many ways to the research project including conducting research and managing grants. The research associate leads and/or collaborates in research, demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance projects within ECS. Research associates perform independent roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in disability and special education. The work performed in these positions will be predominantly intellectual and require consistent use of discretion and judgment.

Possible research areas encompass program development, statistical analyses covering all aspects of preparation of scientific papers, presentation, and grant application preparation, professional development of project staff, off-site research activities involving a variety of populations like individuals with developmental disabilities or non-English speaking groups, and the establishment of population databases essential for research and evaluation projects.

Minimum Requirements

Research Assistant Rank:
• Bachelor's or master's degree in Education or a related area.
• Evidence of expertise in areas required for program, grant, or contract (e.g., writing reports for funders, assisting in writing grant applications)

Research Associate Rank:
• Doctoral degree in Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration or related area.
• Evidence of expertise in areas required for program, grant, or contract (e.g., supervision of staff, grant writing, and management)
• Experience in research activities required for the position (e.g., data collection, research design)

Professional Competencies

• 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.
• Ability to work under supervision for completion of project-specific activities

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience providing training and technical assistance.
• Experience with initiating and completing tasks independently according to timelines.
• Experience communicating effectively and problem-solving with research and project staff and participants of diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Experience in data collection, observations, and management.
• Experience coordinating, managing timelines, and scheduling across multiple tasks, projects, and individuals.
• Experience in developing and writing professional materials (e.g., training and resource guides, reports to funders, fact sheets).
• Experience providing professional presentations at local, state and national conferences.
• Strong training presence and experience in delivering training in a variety of contexts.
• Experience with computer programs including project management tools (e.g., software, databases, and email).

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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 https://hr.uoregon.edu/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. 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 uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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