Research Assistant

Columbia, MO
Jul 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 23422
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The ShowMe Healthy Relationships (SMHR) project in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri is seeking a research assistant in the Department of Human Development & Family Science. This position is available immediately. The SMHR project is a 5-year federally-funded study of couple/relationship education programs delivered in community settings. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Performance Measurement/Evaluation Manager, the research assistant will work on a study to deliver and evaluate programs that aims to improve couple and family relationships and well-being. The project serves adult individuals and couples from economically and ethnically diverse backgrounds in a variety of family structures (e.g., single adults, un-married parents, and married and un-married couples) in 21 counties. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the collection, entry, management, and analysis of program and curricular fidelity data. The research assistant will be involved in assisting with the oversight of data collection, management, and analyses to assess program effectiveness and facilitate a process of continuous quality improvement. May also be involved in assisting in the design and management of small demonstration research projects and assisting with the performance measurement activities required by project funders. This person will work with data collectors, project staff at community partner agencies, and student research assistants. Contributions will be made in the areas of analyses, preparation of data reports to funders, and dissemination of results through conference presentations, outcome briefs, and scholarly publications.


Minimum qualifications include graduate-level training in Human Development and Family Science or a closely related field (or at least 3 years working as a research assistant responsible for similar tasks), as well as basic qualitative and/or quantitative research and writing skills. The candidate must be fluent in English, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Subsequent renewal of employment will depend upon satisfactory performance in the position and availability of funding. The University of Missouri is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Application Materials

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, references upon request


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