Senior Research Associate

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University

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Four-Year Institution

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Job Title: Senior Research Associate
Location: Gallaudet University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 9
Application Information


The Senior Research Associate is a grant-funded position that contributes to interdisciplinary research into communication technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people, spanning the research project lifecycle from conceptualization and design to data collection, analysis and dissemination.

Reporting under the Director of Technology Access Program the Senior Research Associate will lead research projects to completion, supervise students on research projects, and lead the preparation of reports of research, publications and other forms of dissemination of research data and findings, independently and in collaboration with staff members and external collaborators.


I. Contributes to concepting, development and writing of grant proposals and other avenues for financial support of research projects.

II. Leads research projects to completion and ensures adherence to committed project deliverables and timelines, independently and in cooperation with other staff members and external collaborators.

III. Develops research methodologies, independently and in cooperation with other staff members and external collaborators.

IV. Leads the preparation of materials for submission to the University’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects.

V. Leads the recruiting, screening, scheduling and compensation of participants/human subjects for research.

VI. Plans data management, designs the specific rules for data collection, organization, entry and editing; and assumes responsibility for the creation of quality data files for analysis and dissemination.

VII. Selects and implements analyses of data, including statistical or other technical analyses as appropriate, and data visualization techniques independently and in consultation with staff members and external collaborators.

VIII. Prepares reports of research, publications and other forms of dissemination of research data and findings, independently and in collaboration with staff members and external collaborators.

IX. Supervises the work of undergraduate or graduate research assistants on assigned projects.

X. Networks with consumer advocacy organizations, policy bodies, trade organizations, and professionals in related fields.

XI. Pursues and maintains a positive and mutually supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.

XII. Participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning.

XIII. Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

XIV. Serves as a mandatory Title IX reporter as per university policies; and takes annual Title IX training as part of the compliance effort.

XV. Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in an appropriate area with a minimum of four years of professional experience in research (can include graduate assistantships and practica), or alternatively a PhD degree in an appropriate area.
  • Appropriate areas include human-computer interaction, accessibility, usability, social sciences, psychology, education, audiology, communication, and related fields.
  • Experience in experimental design and quantitative data analysis using appropriate techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in an appropriate area.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including in writing, and to work independently.
  • Self-direction.
  • Cooperation with co-workers.
  • Ability to work flexibly.

Incumbent should demonstrate American Sign Language proficiency. If not, incumbent must become proficient within a reasonable period of time. The ASLPI will be used to track progress for language proficiency.

The successful candidate will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.



SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

FLSA: Exempt



Gallaudet University, the world’s premier university for living and learning in ASL and English, founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.



Although Gallaudet is a private institution, by an Act of Congress the University is able to participate in certain Federal benefits programs, specifically the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB), the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI), Federal Long Term Care Program (FLTCIP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS), and Federal Employers Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).


Other benefits, privileges, and conditions of employment described in this website pertain solely to Gallaudet University and have been approved by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees and/or President. Outstanding customer service is a high priority for our department and for the Division of Chief Operating Officer. Your opinion of our service is important to us, and we encourage you to offer feedback on our  Customer Satisfaction Survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.


Mission Statement:

As a strategic collaborator at Gallaudet University, it is the mission of Human Resources to maximize the potential of our greatest asset - our employees.  We embrace change and the opportunities it brings. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a high-performing diverse and bilingual workforce.


Vision Statement:

To be recognized as a valued and trusted strategic partner that supports the mission of Gallaudet University and become an Employer of Choice for top talent.



  • We value, encourage and support a diverse, inclusive and bilingual workforce;
  • We cultivate a culture where people are motivated, valued and engaged;
  • We create and enhance strategic partnerships through collaboration;
  • We continually improve individual and organizational effectiveness; and
  • We enhance services through technology.


Core Values:

Belonging: We cultivate a sense of belonging by valuing, encouraging, engaging and supporting a diverse and bilingual workforce.

Inclusiveness: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness and encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds.

Service: We have a passion for customer service and are committed to knowing our employees, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.

Openness: We are open to possibilities and foster creativity and innovation to support continuous improvement.

Nobility: We honor our commitments and conduct our work in a manner that promotes fairness, confidentiality, respect, honesty, and trust. We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.


Generous Benefit

Gallaudet employees have access to a wide variety of benefits, including:

* Competitive federal insurance plans
* Generous paid time off
* Federal retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of your pay
* Workplace flexibility
* Career growth opportunities
* Educational benefits & assistance 
* Bison perks and discounts


Learning Opportunities

Gallaudet University is a community where the personal and professional development of our employees always continues. Employees can choose to:

  • Pursue an advanced degree with support from the university’s educational benefits program
  • Participate in on-site professional development as well as LinkedIn courses at no cost
  • Make the most of opportunities such as professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.


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  • Students: 1523
  • Alumni: 23,000
  • Employees: 900

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Gallaudet at a glance

  • Bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution
  • Includes the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a beacon of Deaf education
  • Has a range of programs, resources, and services that includes the following
    • National Deaf Education Center
    • Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)
    • Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

    Based in the heart of Washington, D.C.

To apply, visit at

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(202) 250-2284
Austin Main Office College Hall, Room 106
800 Florida Ave, NE
Northeast Washington
District of Columbia
United States

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