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Assistant Researcher 20086BR

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS JUNIPER GARDEN'S CHILDREN'S PROJECT   Kansas City, KS   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 1, 2021
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Assistant Researcher

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; www.jgcp.ku.edu) is seeking to hire an Assistant Researcher to work across two projects. We are seeking an assistant researcher for a study that aims to support the remote implementation of evidence based practices for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across home or community settings. Additionally, this individual would contribute to a project focused on a school-based intervention to improve the social communication skills of children with ASD.

We are seeking an assistant researcher to work 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) across two projects. The assistant researcher will work with guidance from the project Principal and Co-Investigators. The assistant researcher will be responsible for collaborating with research teams, families, school providers, and other community partners.
Responsibilities will include data collection, data management and entry, scheduling of meetings and research activities, and team collaboration.
This position requires reliable transportation and the ability to be flexible in scheduling meetings with community partners, school providers, and families. Strong organizational skills, administrative skills, attention to detail, and communication skills are required, as evidenced by work experience. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on yearly funding and satisfactory annual evaluation.
The position is at JGCP, located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the Children’s Campus of Kansas City building, 444 Minnesota Ave, Suite 300, Kansas City, KS 66101. Travel to sites within the states of Kansas and Missouri is likely required. This position will be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by
supervisor.
This project will involve direct interaction with research team members and participants
following health and safety guidelines.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• (30%) Assist with data collection activities – both in-person and remote – such as
administering assessments, preparing assessment materials, mailing and
delivering assessment materials to participants, and completing observational
coding of children’s behaviors.
• (20%) Data entry and management which includes entering data into databases,
tracking the completion of data collection activities, and tracking the return of
assessment packets.
• (15%) Assist in scheduling project research activities (i.e., team meetings,
assessment administration, drop off and pick up of assessment materials, etc.)
and provide clerical support.

• (10%) Provide ongoing support and resources to families, school providers, and
community partners involved in research efforts.
• (10%) Collaborate during regular project meetings to achieve project goals and
objectives.
• (10%) Contribute to the development of project materials, including presentations,
handouts, and websites.
• (5%) In collaboration with principal investigators, assist in producing reports and
presentations to communicate findings and progress to relevant audiences.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
1. This position requires reliable transportation and the ability to be flexible in
scheduling meetings with community partners, school providers, and families.
2. This position will be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by
supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science, speech language pathology, special education, social work, psychology, or related field.
2. Minimum two years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder and their families as evidenced by application materials.
3. One year experience with the conduct of research projects as evidenced by application materials.
4. Demonstrated experience in the use of office productivity applications and cloud based applications such as Google Docs and OneDrive as evidenced by application materials.
5. Strong written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
6. Strong oral communication skills as determined through interview process and reference checks.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's degree in applied behavioral science, speech language pathology,
special education, social work, psychology, or related field.
2. Experience working with children and teachers in a school or other community
settings.
3. Experience administering remote and in-person assessments to individuals with
autism spectrum disorder.
4. Fluent in the use of data management systems such as REDCap and Qualtrics.
5. Fluent in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).
6. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently across multiple
projects, with limited supervision.
7. Experience collaborating with community agencies and stakeholders.
FTE: 1.0

SALARY: $40,000 to $48,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.
START DATE: October 18, 2021
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For more information and to apply CLICK the apply button to be directed to The University of Kansas job board. Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume/vitae and current contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate how you see your particular skills set and prior experience contributing to the research at JGCP.
Candidates who do not submit ALL of the above through the online system, will not be considered. Please do not email application materials.
If you have questions about the position, you may email Natalie Babich at nataliebabich@ku.edu. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Diana Skill at dskill@ku.edu.

Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.

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