Research Associate - Employment and Disability Institute-21813
The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an opening for a Research Associate in the Employment and Disability Institute.
This Research Associate position will provide research and dissemination activities in support of research projects funded to the Employment and Disability Institute in the ILR School. Specifically, the person will be responsible for assisting in writing of research reports for funding agencies and scholarly publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals, updating of statistics on related project websites, and assisting with annual project reporting across a number of EDI current projects.
Overarching responsibilities include conducting statistical analyses on a variety of primary and secondary data sources (cleaning data, generating descriptive statistics, conducting multivariate analyses, and hypothesis testing); providing technical assistance ranging from referrals to literature to generating customized statistics; assisting in the management of grant-funded research projects (coordination of efforts, timeline management, use of student assistants, etc.); assisting in the preparation of proposals, research reports, and manuscripts for publication; participation in instrument development and data collection; presentations for conferences and periodic training; and contributing to unit-wide and specific project discussions on research approaches and collaboration on development of training and informational materials.
The Research Associate position is a non-tenure track academic term position for a term of up to three years and may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the appropriate Thematic Lead and Associate Dean as well as available funding and work.
- Ph.D. in statistics, educational research, program evaluation, economics, applied social science research or related field.
- Significant experience and demonstrated competency in quantitative research methodology with a solid understanding of qualitative methodology.
- Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, providing critical independent thinking while also considering diverse opinions and approaches.
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to statistical data analysis, instrument design, conducting observational and experimental research designs, writing of research reports and manuscripts for publication.
- Proven ability to use and learn different software packages and web-based tools.
- Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).
- Demonstrated ability to teach and do presentations to large audiences.
- Four or more years of experience in a research and program evaluation environment.
- Familiarity with disability policy, rehabilitation, and disability statistics related research and literature.
- Understanding of randomized controlled experimental designs
- Proven ability to design and manipulate databases, use computer-based statistical and analytical applications, and be able to design outcome and impact studies.
- Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area
- One or more years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
- Extensive record of presentations to large audiences.
- One or more years of experience designing distance learning and/or online tools for professional development and planning purposes.
To be considered for this position, please apply on-line.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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