OPS Research Coordinator – YELL

Published: October 25th, 2019

Category: Job Opportunities

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Seeking an OPS Research Coordinator to be an integral part of our mission to design and evaluate best practices in partnership with transition age youth and young adults with developmental disabilities in the Youth and Young Adults Empowerment, Leadership, and Learning (YELL) Lab located in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. We develop theory-driven assessments and interventions/curriculum that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to participate in education, work, independent living, and their community. Seeking a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and a commitment to disability justice and inclusion. This position is part time (20-30 hours per week) and work will be completed from Dec 2019- June 2020, with the opportunity to extend the position based on performance and funding.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinating, managing, and overseeing implementation of research projects in the YELL Lab. This includes developing and submitting IRB protocols, managing data collection timelines and supervising protocol adherence, training and supervising research staff, setting up databases, ensuring data quality, and assisting with study finances. Previous experience with project management strongly preferred.
  • Direct contact with multiple stakeholders in the community for recruitment and outreach.
  • The OPS Research Coordinator will interact directly with young adults with developmental disabilities including completing informed consent processes, collecting survey and observational data, administering standardized assessments, and completing interviews/focus groups. Previous experience with data collection strongly preferred.

Preferred candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree with a BA or BS in Health Sciences, Developmental Psychology, Public Health, Special Education, or a related pre-health/disability field. At least two years of post-secondary education must be completed to meet minimum qualifications.

View the job posting online and submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references, please go to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and search by Job #512593. Applications will close on November 7, 2019, but application review and interviews will begin when applications are received.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.