Research Associate (23001902)

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This is a grant funded position. This is a hybrid work opportunity which means you can work from home some days, and in the office others.

Job Summary

  • Perform qualitative and quantitative research, analysis and writing duties.
  • Work on various grant funded research and evaluation projects including: Independent Monitoring for Quality and OVR Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment.
  • Reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • People with IDD and lived experience at the intersection of disability other marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

People with lived experience of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are uniquely qualified to guide and participate in inclusive disability research. Having someone with lived experience of IDD on a research team informs research questions, shapes research design, and identifies barriers and strategies for collecting data and sharing findings. This improves the research and results in stronger, more relevant research outcomes.

Frequently cited statistics show that people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. The Institute on Disabilities encourages you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Required Education and Experience

  • Seven years of Lived Experience of intellectual or developmental disability or a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience. Both will require directly related experience in human service or behavioral science in the field of disabilities.
  • Experience with federal, state and local policies and services concerning people with disabilities; publishing experience in disabilities or related field.
  • Directly related experience identifying research priorities, recommending inclusive and accessibility practices, and liaising with the disability community. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and 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
  • Ability to move within diverse communities and environments with ease and confidence
  • Passion and commitment to promote quality of life for people with disabilities
  • Analyzing and solving problems
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple partners
  • Ability to travel within Pennsylvania is required


Relevant experience (preferably at a University Center for Excellence), Bachelor's in education.

Required Background Checks/Clearances

  • This position requires a background check.
  • This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.

Hybrid Position

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.


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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
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular