ARC Research Specialist Intermediate

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-19
Req: R0010555
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Specialist Intermediate to join the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Initiative’s Autism Research Core. The ARC Research Specialist Intermediate will assist with the coordination, recruitment, enrollment, informed consent and data collection across autism research studies. They administer and score psychological and neuropsychological test batteries (including cognitive, language, educational and developmental tests; standardized interviews; behavioral assessments; behavioral observations, etc.) under the supervision of licensed psychologists. ARC Research Specialist Intermediates are expected to achieve research reliability on autism diagnostic measures, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R). The incumbents prepare written descriptions of testing results, maintain and order materials, assist with IRB regulatory procedures and protocol development, and enter data. They will coordinate data collection and oversee screening and verification of data. The incumbent will conduct data analysis and interpret and implement research methodologies based on outcomes of analyses. They may supervise and train exempt and non-exempt research and support personnel and/or student workers as needed. This role may also include developing research criteria, determining interview procedures, and approving protocols.

A Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience is required, however a Master's degree will be considered in lieu of experience. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in psychology, special education, education, or a related field. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Demonstrated excellence in organization and attention to detail is required. Proficiency in Microsoft office tools (word, excel, power-point, and outlook) is required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and graduate level coursework in standardized test administration and test constructional. Experience working with children and/or adults with autism spectrum disorder is required. This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

** Note that this is a restricted position and continuation is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.**

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Bethany Case, Recruiter, at

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘ARC Research Specialist Intermediate'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘ARC Research Specialist Intermediate'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 9/20/2019
Application Due: 9/30/2019
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