Knowledge, skills, experience, education or training needed to perform job
- A Ph.D. in psychology, education, public health, or a related field (degree must be attained by position start date)
- Experience working as part of an investigative team
- Experience with training and supervision of clinical and/or research teams
- Experience writing journal articles
- Training in human subjects’ research protocols and ethical conduct of research
- Experience using statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS)
- Preferred: Lived experience (i.e., in recovery from substance use or formerly involved with the justice system)
- Must be a U.S. citizen, a Non-citizen National of the U.S., or a lawful permanent resident
Personality traits needed to perform job
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational and management skills
- Ability to work cooperatively in team environment
- Responsible for managing own workload
- Self-motivated and desire to be productive
- Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies
- Must be able to visually observe data sets and other information required to perform analyses
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must be able to present information to large groups
- Must be able to interpret spoken or written communication
- Must be able to type or otherwise input data into a computer
- Must be able to sit for long periods of time (4-6 hours)
- Must be able to lift and carry personal computer (10-30 pounds) on an occasional basis
- May need to kneel to fill copier paper tray or to set up equipment
Equipment, tools, machines used while performing job
- Personal computer usage
- Cell phone
- Audiovisual equipment, TVs, video cameras, microphones, tripods, projectors, speakers, etc.
Vehicles or moving equipment driven while performing job
- Driving will be an essential function of this position; therefore, employee must comply with the OSLC Driving Policy, including:
- Employee must have valid Driver License.
- Employee must provide current Declaration page showing the employees current insurance policy and coverage.
- Policy must carry liability insurance of no less than $300,000 combined single limit or $300,000 personal injury and $100,000 property damage limits.
- Employee must have and maintain a driving record that is within the parameters set by OSLC’s current liability insurance carrier.
- Employee will use own personal transportation for local travel.
- Occasional car rental may be required.
Standards and expectations for person performing the job
- Over the course of becoming familiar with the position, expectations will be discussed regarding:
- Potential for progress as a Research Scientist at OSLC, if desired
- Familiarity with the large data sets that are available for analysis
- Contributions to the projects
- Periodic review of progress toward research goals
Supervision of others
- Will supervise other project staff
Environmental description of working conditions.
- Office environment (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all or most of the work will be done remotely from home, not at OSLC; it is not yet known how long this will continue.)
Products, materials, or chemicals the person performing the job will be exposed to.
Description of special hazards of the job.
- Moving audiovisual or computer equipment
- May travel in state or out of state for meetings
This job description covers some, but not necessarily all, tasks, requirements, working conditions, and physical demands of the position described. It is difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate and describe every aspect of a particular job over the duration of that job. OSLC reserves the right to revise this job description or assign additional or different duties and responsibilities to the person performing this job as it deems necessary to ensure efficient operation of the center.
Starting Date: As soon as January 2021 and as late as July 2021
Applications: Complete the electronic job application on-line at https://www.oslc.org/careers/
In addition, please submit a cover letter detailing experiences, interests, career goals, and fit with this Initiative (https://www.oslc.org/projects/the-jeap-initiative-justice-involved-and-emerging-adults-populations-initiative/); curriculum vitae; one writing sample (e.g., peer-reviewed publication or in-progress empirical manuscript); and contact information for three references (academic supervisors or collaborators).
OSLC offers a friendly and engaging work environment with competitive benefits, including generous paid time off, salary increases, retirement, insurance, and quality of life benefits.
OSLC is proud to be an EEO/AA Employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, age, religion, pregnancy, disability status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, familial status, protected veteran’s status, source of income, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
OSLC is an “at will” employer.
Past or current participation in OSLC research, or the participation of your family or others with a close personal relationship with you, could affect your eligibility for certain jobs at OSLC.
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