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Research Associate III

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

PAY GRADE: 30E

CONTEXT OF JOB:

The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) within the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware conducts rigorous research in education, health care, and human services. Studies of school-based educational interventions, community-driven public health efforts and efforts to improve healthcare practice are at the center of CRESPs work. Faculty, research staff, and doctoral students at CRESP share an interest and commitment to collaborative research efforts where practitioners, academic researchers, funders, and policy-makers are able to inform study designs and outcome measures, and mutually benefit from establishing evidence-based practices.

CRESP specializes in (a) Randomized controlled field trials, quantitative analyses of large administrative and national databases, longitudinal studies of changes over time that combine data from disparate sources, and (b) Applied policy research investigating public health and educational innovations and interventions, including purposeful use of qualitative methods to promote knowledge of important but difficult to measure characteristics of programs and collaborative partnerships.

Under the general direction of the Center Director, the CRESP researcher plays a leadership role in project planning, sample recruitment, instrument development, data collection and management, data analyses, and production of reports and manuscripts.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop project plans and strategy.
  • Develop and validate interview and survey instruments.
  • Develop, implement, and supervise data collection operations.
  • Conduct statistical analyses of large-scale survey data
  • Participant outreach / sample recruitment.
  • Lead authorship of research reports and academic manuscripts.
  • Works closely with Project Director and Project PI.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree with 4 years of experience on collaborative research studies or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Graduate-level training in applied data analysis and program evaluation
  • Proficiency in data management and analysis platforms (e.g., R, SAS, SQL, STATA)
  • Familiar with advanced statistical techniques (e.g., IRT, HLM, G-theory, Structural Equation Modeling)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of communication technology platforms (GoToMeeting, Skype, Twitter, etc.)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong ethic and commitment to research and evidence-based policy
  • Experience conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Experience in grant/proposal writing

 

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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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