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Research Scientist
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia
 
 
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Date Posted 05/26/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development seeks to hire a Research Scientist within Youth-Nex , the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development to collaborate on projects through the Preventive Interventions Team: Collborative Research on Engagement and Wellbeing lab. Youth-Nex is a dynamic research center committed to expanding and applying the science of positive youth development to address fundamental challenges facing societies around the world.

Youth-Nex project teams focus on collecting and storing large datasets, and the incumbent will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigators to analyze data, write reports/manuscripts/other products, and to disseminate findings. Other duties may include:

  • Data analysis and scientific writing skills.

  • Knowledge of cutting-edge statistical methods and research literature on adolescent development.

  • Ability to review and synthesize relevant literature.

  • Train data collectors and project staff to implement research design.

  • In depth understanding of randomized controlled designs, knowledge of report measures used in education and developmental research.

  • Supervision of project staff.

  • Planning skills to coordinate timing of data collection.

  • Will work with colleagues to pursue external funding opportunities.

  • Ability to conceptualize and clearly communicate rational for research design, and the technical capacity to run power analyses.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, efficient, individual with a history of excellent work ethic, attention to detail, high levels of organization, ability to juggle multiple deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively. In addition, the candidate will find motivation in our shared mission at Youth-Nex.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. or terminal degree.

Preferred Requirements

Education:

An earned Ph.D. in a research-oriented Education, Psychology, Public Health, Human Development, Research, Statistics, and Evaluation, or a related, research-focused field is preferred by the start date of the position.

Experience:

  • Prior experience conducting analyses for, writing, and submitting peer-reviewed journal articles as a first author is preferred.

  • Prior experience developing content and contributing to submission of a federal or private grant proposal is preferred.

  • At least one-year postdoctoral experience is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate is an early career researcher with a track record of publishing as a first author in scholarly peer-reviewed journals with of focus in school psychology and conducting advanced quantitative statistical analyses.

  • Expertise in mixed methods and qualitative methods is also welcome and supported.

Compensation:

$65,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience and technical expertise, plus generous UVA benefits .

Application Instructions:

Please apply through Workday by searching for "Research Scientist at Youth-Nex" and complete an application online. Include the following documents:

  • A CV/resume

  • A cover letter with a statement of research interests (addressed to Catherine Bradshaw)

  • Two publications

  • Contact Information for 3 references, including name, email and phone number for each

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

For questions about the position, please contact Youth-Nex . For questions about and assistance with the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks , Academic Recruiter.

Physical Demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines  webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.



The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development seeks to hire a Research Scientist within Youth-Nex , the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development to collaborate on projects through the Preventive Interventions Team: Collborative Research on Engagement and Wellbeing lab. Youth-Nex is a dynamic research center committed to expanding and applying the science of positive youth development to address fundamental challenges facing societies around the world.

Youth-Nex project teams focus on collecting and storing large datasets, and the incumbent will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigators to analyze data, write reports/manuscripts/other products, and to disseminate findings. Other duties may include:

  • Data analysis and scientific writing skills.

  • Knowledge of cutting-edge statistical methods and research literature on adolescent development.

  • Ability to review and synthesize relevant literature.

  • Train data collectors and project staff to implement research design.

  • In depth understanding of randomized controlled designs, knowledge of report measures used in education and developmental research.

  • Supervision of project staff.

  • Planning skills to coordinate timing of data collection.

  • Will work with colleagues to pursue external funding opportunities.

  • Ability to conceptualize and clearly communicate rational for research design, and the technical capacity to run power analyses.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, efficient, individual with a history of excellent work ethic, attention to detail, high levels of organization, ability to juggle multiple deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively. In addition, the candidate will find motivation in our shared mission at Youth-Nex.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. or terminal degree.

Preferred Requirements

Education:

An earned Ph.D. in a research-oriented Education, Psychology, Public Health, Human Development, Research, Statistics, and Evaluation, or a related, research-focused field is preferred by the start date of the position.

Experience:

  • Prior experience conducting analyses for, writing, and submitting peer-reviewed journal articles as a first author is preferred.

  • Prior experience developing content and contributing to submission of a federal or private grant proposal is preferred.

  • At least one-year postdoctoral experience is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate is an early career researcher with a track record of publishing as a first author in scholarly peer-reviewed journals with of focus in school psychology and conducting advanced quantitative statistical analyses.

  • Expertise in mixed methods and qualitative methods is also welcome and supported.

Compensation:

$65,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience and technical expertise, plus generous UVA benefits .

Application Instructions:

Please apply through Workday by searching for "Research Scientist at Youth-Nex" and complete an application online. Include the following documents:

  • A CV/resume

  • A cover letter with a statement of research interests (addressed to Catherine Bradshaw)

  • Two publications

  • Contact Information for 3 references, including name, email and phone number for each

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

For questions about the position, please contact Youth-Nex . For questions about and assistance with the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks , Academic Recruiter.

Physical Demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines  webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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