Posting Date: Oct 25, 2021

Lead Research Associate - (21003574)


Grade:  T25

The position is at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University -- Pennsylvania's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service. The purpose of a Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is to provide university and community training, innovative services and supports, technical assistance, research, and dissemination to support people with disabilities in their pursuit of independence, productivity, community inclusion, and overall quality of life. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a variety of research and evaluation activities for the Institute on Disabilities and its programs, under the leadership of the Assistant Director of Research. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment at Temple University means much more than a competitive salary.  Temple strives to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity and provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement. You will enjoy a collaborative working environment that values innovation and creativity. Our health and wellness benefits are among the best in the region, and our retirement savings plans allow you to plan for the future. Temple University offers many opportunities for employees to enhance skills, gain new perspectives and grow professionally.  For example, you can earn your bachelor's degree or an advanced degree through our tuition remission benefit or develop your management and leadership skills in one of our HR Learning and Development's academies.  Temple University employees also enjoy recreational, entertainment, and cultural activities both on campus and throughout the Philadelphia region.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a human service, behavioral science, or education field; (3) three years of experience with an emphasis on applied research and evaluation (preferably at a University Center for Excellence); Masters Preferred. Knowledge of the field of disabilities, especially federal, state and local policies and services concerning people with disabilities; publishing experience in disabilities or related field; Statewide travel is required. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • * Demonstrated research (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • * Strong technology/computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, database maintenance and social media
  • * Awareness of and comfort with issues of diversity, specifically around disability, race, class, and gender
  • * Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and with other agencies
  • * Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to move within diverse communities and environments with ease and confidence
  • * Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility to take on new responsibilities as they arise, and ability to multi-task
  • * Ability to work under pressure to meet goals and deadlines both independently and cooperatively
  • * Ability to demonstrate passion and commitment to promoting quality of life for people with disabilities
  • * Excellent skills in analyzing and solving problems
  • * Ability to collaborate with multiple partners and navigate varying interests
  • * Strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • * Ability to travel within Pennsylvania; some locations may not be accessible by public transportation.

This is a grant funded position.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by November 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement

In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Main Campus - Ritter Annex
Job: Staff
Organization: 1905 Institute on Disabilities (IOD)
Schedule: Regular
: Full-time
: Day Job