We are always looking for the best researchers and staff to build our team. Check back for opportunities to join us in our work, we'll post positions as they become available.
The University of Illinois at Chicago's Learning Sciences Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Visiting Research Specialist. This position is responsible for formulating and conducting research studies and analyses, performing complex data collection and study methods, and analyzing and evaluating research results.
This is a non-tenured full-time appointment on a twelve-month service basis covered by grant funding. This appointment is limited to a maximum of 5 years and continued employment from year-to-year is contingent upon continued funding.
Responsibilities include leading research assistants; developing and enforcing research policies and procedures and maintaining human subjects documentation; serving as primary contact for research site communication with partner school districts and teachers; analyzing and evaluating research results; testing, customizing and implementing new methods and procedures; analyzing and developing statistical models to characterize student learning outcomes; developing advanced, comprehensive protocols; and preparing project documentation and reports.
Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required. Master’s degree in social science preferred. A minimum of 3 years related research experience with comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods. Demonstrated abilities to communicate and write for students, teachers and school administrators in the particular discipline. Requires excellent communication, organization, analytical, presentation and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access) along with other related software.
Interested candidates must complete an online application at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=82893 and include a cover letter, resume, and three references by August 3, 2017.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.