Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A full-time (100% FTE) position is open in the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) in the Community Living within Community Living and Early Intervention/ASD program areas. This research position is designed to conduct currently funded and future research on programs and services related to person-centered and positive behavior support as well as other evidence-based interventions for individuals with disabilities. Research activities will include large-scale systems work at the state and regional level as well as individual intervention work using teleoutreach as a means for interacting and delivering intervention to individuals and families. Primary duties will involve leading research programs and specific activities (e.g. research instrument design and development, data collection and management, data analysis and writing technical reports). This researcher will also need to produce manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal articles, authoring technical reports and other publications. The position will also require the ability to train organizations and individuals on positive interventions and to make presentations at state and national conferences. It is a position for which the researcher will be expected to assist with grant writing and developing new research opportunities by serving in a primary data analyst role and authoring these proposals. Preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications is an essential component of this position.
This is a 100% fully sponsored project.
Conduct Research (75%)
Design, implement and manage evaluation research, and manage public health-related data for regional and statewide decision making.
Direct and implement research projects that include both qualitative and quantitative data analysis methodologies.
Engage in scholarship that will lead to reports and peer-reviewed journal articles, and that will provide useful information to policymakers, the federal government, states, and other stakeholders.
Translate research findings into policy briefs, user-friendly guides and other tailored publications.
Ensure institutional review board processes are followed for all research involving human subjects.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams including across departments, with state professionals, and with family and advocates to create and manage research.
Provide intervention to children and families as based on research, training, and technical assistance activities.
Independently develop, lead, and collaborate on new lines of research in relation to positive supports, systems-level change, clinical research partnerships, and intervention delivery systems (e.g., teleoutreach).
Research Development, Management, and Research to Practice Activities (25%)
Manage projects independently, including the development and management of work plans, timelines, and budgets to meet project goals.
Oversee data reporting to funding agencies, such as progress reports, and ad hoc reporting requests.
Directly supervise the work of professional staff and students in relation to specific positive interventions and teleoutreach project duties.
Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles based on research.
Lead or support the writing of grant proposals to ensure a successful program of intervention work through teleoutreach and to support staff engaged in these activities.
Prepare and submit progress reports to federal and other funding agencies.
Translate research to practice and disseminate to state and regional teams.
Guide regional teams in reviewing data gathered by organizations and assist in building skills with regional staff learning to perform independent data-based decision making.
Provide teleoutreach clinical consultation, training, and outreach as part of research efforts.
Translate data gathered from teams to be used in evaluation research.
Participate in ICI team meetings and events, as requested.
Advanced degree in special education, psychology, social work, organizational leadership, or related field.
At least four years of research experience with substantial research or publication record.
Ability to travel across Minnesota on a regular basis after travel restrictions end with possible travel across the U.S.
Ph.D. in special education, psychology, social work, organizational leadership, or related field. One or more years of research experience with substantial research and publication record related to positive interventions to address challenging behavior.
Experience facilitating person-centered and positive behavior support plans with individuals.
Experience designing and completing analyses for research projects that utilize both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Evidence of strong professional writing skills, including research reports, peer reviewed research articles, or other print and electronic publications and presenting at conferences and professional meetings.
Proficient in using and managing data systems, graphing data, and conducting data analysis using software packages.
Experience in mentoring staff and students to design effective research projects and to implement them ensuring data management and appropriate analyses.
Eligibility for Principal Investigator (PI) status within one year of hire.
Experience in teaching and training students and community members on topical areas related to person-centered planning and positive behavior support.
Experience in grant writing.
Strong organizational, communication, and collaboration skills.
Internal Number: 339227
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