Research Specialist - Part Time
DescriptionThe Part Time Research Associate, in the College of Public Health, will contribute to a rapidly growing, dynamic research group devoted to enhancing community participation for transitional age youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Serious Mental Illness.The Research Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with a wide range of research functions to implement existing research projects. Within this position, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating research activities under of the direction of the Principal Investigator(s). He/she will assure that all project milestones are met in accordance with project timelines; develop and oversee study-related IRB and regulatory processes; ensure quality and accuracy of the data collection process; communicate effectively with lead investigators, project stakeholders, and other researchers and support staff within the Temple community; participate in strategic planning for long-term research goals; and prepare project deliverables including progress reports, presentations, and papers for scientific publication. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology or other social/behavioral science, and at least two years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:*Demonstrated computer and web research skills, and proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs including database programs.*Basic proficiency in one or more statistical software packages (e.g., R, STATA, SAS, SPSS).*Demonstrated knowledge of transportation and employment interventions.*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population.*Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to be detail-oriented.*Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work on projects with competing deadlines.*Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.*Demonstrated ability to supervise students at a master or undergraduate level.*Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and work with a high level of diplomacy, judgment and discretion. Preferred:
*Master’s Degree in Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology or other social/behavioral science.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Employee Status: Regular