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Assistant Research Scientist
The College of Education Grants and Research Services Center is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist to support the research mission of the College of Education by collaborating with faculty and other researchers to identify and implement appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodological analyses and data management techniques.

Annual evaluation. Three-year term appointment. May be renewable. Location to be determined.

Key Area of Responsibilities: Data/Research Analysis and Evaluation, Research Proposals/Grants, Service, Supervision

  • Support PIs in formulating research questions and selecting appropriate research design.
  • Support development and implementation of IRB human subjects research protocols.
  • Assist in the management of complex, multiple method research designs with PIs from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Contribute to the development of methodologies, tools, and approaches for conducting high-quality, interdisciplinary research.
  • Provide methodological (quantitative and qualitative) support to investigators.
  • Develop plans for data entry, management, and analysis that comply with university and federal regulations.
  • Prepare and review data for quality, validity, and accuracy; recommend additional coding procedures or modifications as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences.
  • Assist in writing grant proposals, annual project reports, and other ancillary project documents (e.g., data management plans, human subjects plans).
  • Participate in public outreach activities to support broader impacts of funded projects.
  • Participate in university, state, or national meetings within the discipline.
  • May serve as key personnel (methodologist) on extramural grant proposals

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

About the College

The College of Education is composed of more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our College is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College’s Strategic Plan centers our faculty, staff, and students around three priorities: Improve Student, Faculty, and Staff Success, Advance Research and Discovery, and Actively Engage Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism.

Benefits Highlights:

Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

For more information about Why Iowa?, click here.

Application Details:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

To apply for this position, visit: https://uiowa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/assistant-research-scientist-12098
Position: Assistant Research Scientist
Organization: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City,  IA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 5/27/2021
Date Posted: 5/27/2021
Requirements Education Qualification:

Position requires a Ph.D. in research design/statistics, behavioral or social science field.

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working as a methodological expert on education research projects. Typical experience is 1 – 3 years.
  • Expertise with a range of quantitative research methods and software. (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, Stata, Mplus) and qualitative research methods and software (e.g., NVivo, Dedoose).
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Effective communication techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with emerging issues in education research.
  • Prior experience with grant writing or proposal development in educational research.
  • What Works Clearinghouse certification
Status: This listing expires on: 7/26/2021
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Organization Information
University of Iowa
University of Iowa

Iowa City,  IA 52242
United States
(319) 467-4766
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