Research Assistant

Job description

University of California, Irvine

Research Assistant

The incumbent will assist the Individualizing Student Instruction Lab PI with different aspects of a large, multi-site federally funded project. This project is part of the IES-funded Early Learning Network that focuses on identifying child and teacher factors that predict a successful transition from PreK to Kindergarten through third grade. As the Assessment Team, UCI will focus on the development and implementation of an observation system meant for optimizing learning opportunities for students (OLOS). As such, the project will largely consist of performing observations in PreK-3rd grade classrooms as well as administering assessments, coordinating with schools, and coding the collected data.

This will include assisting with organization of the research project (both internally as well as coordinating with five other university sites), participating in data collection, coordinating test sites, and working with graduate students and investigators, data coding and analyses, as well as training and mentoring undergraduate research assistants. Some travel may be required.

Additionally, the incumbent will also assist and help coordinate the development and testing for another federally funded project aimed at improving reading comprehension skills using interactive e-books. Tasks for this project will include setting up the e-books for online use, coordinating student testing and administrating assessments, data entry, as well as helping to implement the intervention in classrooms.

This position is grant funded. Position will terminate when funding runs out. Funding is expected to run until June 2021.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Salary: Hourly $20.64
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
2 Career Positions.
May work some evenings and weekends.
Have reliable transportation and be available to visit school sites off campus as needed
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
Please attach your resume.

Click here to see the Education website.

View Job Description for the position requirements.

To apply, visit





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 6/28/2018
Work Type: