RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
|Req #: ||142248 |
|Department: ||UW TACOMA |
|Job Location: || UW Tacoma |
|Posting Date: ||02/28/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Shift: ||Part-Time 50% |
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. |
| The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. |
UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time Research Development Consultant.
Under the general guidance of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVC), this position will apply research skills to support faculty members to design, develop, and submit research proposals and projects. Specifically, the candidate will assist faculty in several of following tasks: identifying and defining research problems, designing approaches or hypotheses to be tested and the methodology to be used, analyzing results, presenting research results in publishable form, obtaining research grants. The candidate will also work with the AVC for Research to develop and deliver professional development materials and presentations that support the career growth and on-going research needs of faculty.
The candidate will work closely with the Office of Research, Research Administrator on prioritizing requests and on budgeting effort within this position in relation to potential project specific work.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide research design advice and data analysis support to UWT faculty on an as-needed basis. The candidate will apply scientific knowledge in drafting proposals for a variety of research projects, including designing research approaches, recommending the methodology to be used, designing specific phases of research projects, instrument selection and development, and analyzing and reporting results. Research projects may be in any field of study.
- Support faculty scholarship by providing technical editing for faculty members to improve the organization, style, clarity, etc. of drafts and revisions of research/grant proposals, book proposals and presentation of research results in publications.
- Develop and deliver professional development materials and presentations that support the career growth and on-going needs of faculty. The candidate will provide educational opportunities to faculty in a variety of formats in the areas of research design, research tools, and research methods. The candidate will interact with faculty of all levels, and will work under the general guidance of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.
| Master's degree in Statistics, social sciences, environmental science, education, English, communications or a related field. |
4-5 years' experience consulting on research projects and working with researchers on developing study designs for proposed research efforts; A solid understanding of statistical methods and qualitative and quantitative research design models; Strong writing and editing skills to work with faculty members on revisions to improve organization, style, and clarity of research proposals, projects, and publications.
| Previous experience with federally sponsored, in particular NSF, NIH, NEH, EPA research proposals. |
Previous experience in academic research environment.
Skills and expertise on data visualization.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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