This is a full-time, benefits based temporary assignment with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2021.
The research associate position’s primary purpose is to conduct research or evaluation studies, as assigned, on behalf of the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education (JI). The Research Associate will work with the JI team and under the general guidance of the principal investigator of the PI and supervision of the Director of Research & Development.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Conducts thorough literature review and information research, utilizing institution library, archives, and collections, internet-based information, and other sources of information, to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts.
• Conducts field research through interviews, surveys, focus groups, and other site methodologies to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts.
• Apply descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and predictive statistics to generate new knowledge and inform practices.
• Design research and evaluation studies and prepare project proposals in collaboration with the Director of Research & Development and other researchers.
• Disseminate information related to JI research and evaluation projects to research, practitioner, policy, and/or stakeholder communities through publications, presentations, workshops, forums, and/or social media. Duties include the preparation of conference proposals, journal articles, and/or technical reports, papers, or records.
• When appropriate, serve as Project Lead for research and/or evaluation projects and supervise research assistants.
Under the general guidance of the Director of Research & Development, manage all logistical and methods-related aspects of the assigned research or evaluation projects and engage in relationship building with district leaders and funders. - (Primary)
• Participate in full-staff, research team, project team meetings, and others as assigned.
• Serve on JI and/or university committees as assigned.
• Represent JI in a professional manner in all activities.
• Complete tasks—large and small—as needed to advance the work of the center.
• Present findings at conferences and meetings, as needed.