Research Assistant 2

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Research Assistant 2

Search #: 494811
Work type: Full-time
Location: School Of Social Work
Categories: Research


The Performance Improvement Center (PIC) in the UConn School of Social Work and Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Research Division are seeking a Research Assistant 2 (RA 2). Under the supervision of the project directors, the RA 2 will carry out data collection, analysis, and reporting related to child welfare, substance abuse and related research activities. Currently, PIC works with the Department of Children and Families evaluating the differential response program and a community maltreatment prevention program. The DMHAS Research Division conducts program evaluations and cost effectiveness studies and investigates many issues of policy relevance in the mental health and addictions fields, including supportive housing, mental health and addictions among criminal justice-involved populations, trauma interventions, and implementation of evidence-based practices. Both groups produce relevant and timely research on their topics.


  • Assist in developing and carrying out a system of program fidelity assessment and measurement of outcome indicators;
  • Assist in developing and implementing data transfer and analysis protocols; assist with data entry as required;
  • Participate with the research teams in conducting data analysis and performance assessments;
  • Identify problem areas for investigation, reporting and consultation purposes;
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all data collection, data entry, and data analysis activities;
  • Maintain security of project data;
  • Liaison with project contractors as directed;
  • Assist in production of data reports;
  • Other project-related responsibilities, as directed.

  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field with 2-3 years of post-degree experience in child welfare or other human service arena or a master’s degree social work or related field.
  • At least 2 years' experience in conducting human subjects research.
  • Experience in cleaning and analyzing data.
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analyses.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to collaborate/work independently as part of a disbursed team.

  • Familiar with preparation of data presentations for different audiences including academic manuscripts, briefs, and legislative testimony.
  • Experience in conducting literature reviews, writing comprehensive analytical reports, and grant progress reports.
  • Experience working with large administrative data sets.
  • Experience in working with statistical programs (SPSS, SAS, STATA, etc.).
  • Interest and willingness to learn new skills and programs, such as Tableau, GIS, or other data analysis and presentation software.
  • Experience with professional presentations to internal groups.
  • Experience working independently on quantitative data.

    This is a full-time, 12-month position based on available funding and subject to annual renewal. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience. Screening of applications will begin immediately. The University offers outstanding medical and retirement benefits.


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494811 and upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 29, 2020.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at: .

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Oct 15 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Oct 29 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 10/16/2020
    Application Due: 10/29/2020
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