Seeking a full-time Research Assistant to work with Dr. Philip Fisher and his team on Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development – Early Childhood (RAPID-EC), a twice-monthly survey of households with children ages 0-5 to assess the needs, health promoting behaviors, and well-being of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project consists of survey data collection, analysis, and publishing on a fast-paced, bi-weekly project schedule.
This position will play an integral role in providing timely and important data on the experiences of families with young children. This position involves conducting an analysis of RAPID-EC data, completing quality control checks throughout data collection, processing, and analysis stages, and working with the team to continually maintain and refine the growing dataset.
This person will work collaboratively with the project manager and research team that currently administers the bi-weekly survey and collects data, incorporates new measures into the survey instrument, and analyzes those data. Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and orientation to details are vital to success in this position. The person in this position must be willing to work closely and collaboratively with other team members. They must have experience conducting data analyses in a fast-paced academic research setting and be able to communicate clearly with diverse team members and other stakeholders about data analysis processes, methods, and findings.
The project is based at the University of Oregon but this position may be able to work remotely; candidates who are not local are encouraged to apply.
• BA/BS degree in Psychology or a related field
• Experience conducting data analyses in academic settings.
• Advanced proficiency in SPSS, flexibility with learning other programming languages (e.g., R)
• Excellent analytic and organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to track communications, requests, and progress toward deliverables independently.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperation among research team other collaborators, including other researchers and project stakeholders.
• Ability to adapt flexibly to changes in responsibilities and assignments.
• Experience presenting research findings to small and large groups.
• Experience with completing data analyses related to family wellbeing and early childhood development.
• Interest in applied developmental neuroscience and prevention science.
• Experience with Qualtrics or other electronic survey software.
Dr. Phil Fisher is the Director of The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN), which is within the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon. The CTN’s mission is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences. The CTN employs successive iterations of neuroscience research, theory building, and practice to drive the scientific knowledge base forward and promote evidence-based policy.
See the full posting here: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/526148/research-assistant