The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders seeks a Project Director and Research Scientist on NIH-funded research project related to occupational vocal health issues. Responsible for managing methodologies, coordinating IRB for methodologies, coordinating data collection from multiple sites, cultivating partnerships with schools, supervising undergraduate student workers, conducting data analysis, and writing reports.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Build relationships with local schools and teacher organizations to collect data (in addition to other high voice use occupational groups)
Coordinate IRB approval for projects
Lead and coordinate data collection across multiple academic sites
Lead and coordinate data collection across multiple voice clinic sites
Lead and coordinate data management and analysis (statistical models)
Conceptualize reports and larger analyses
Supervise students assisting in the research project
Travel for reporting/research trips
Travel to and speak at conferences
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Pathology, or related field
Speech Pathology degree (clinical training) with significant background in voice disorders
Background in occupational risks and epidemiological research
Proven ability to obtain both cross-sectional and longitudinal data from a population
Proven ability to do statistical modeling and conduct statistical analysis from both cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets with high proficiency in statistical software (e.g. SPSS, R)
Proven ability to write scientific articles and give conference presentations
Proven ability to design research studies and obtain IRB approval
Excellent oral/written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent supervision and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, analyze data and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective
Ability to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities
Background in external funding proposals
Required Application Materials
2 professional references
Cover Letter including Research Statement (less than 2 pages including why this position, research perspective, research impact, and research goals)
Applicants should include a current curriculum vitae, contact information for two professional references, and a cover letter including research statement.
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