Research Professional 2

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Classification:Research Professional 2
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Center for Human Development is seeking applications for a Research Professional. This individual will work as part of the Center's research and evaluation team to complete project objectives. Requirements include the ability to organize, plan, and design, research/evaluation activities, analyze and synthesize results, and write project reports.


20Coordinate project activities with other research professionals and research technicians. This position is responsible to serve as the lead to coordinate several related evaluation projects with other research professionals.Essential
25Creates reports for use in publications and reports. This position is responsible to draft full reports of assigned evaluation and research projects. This position is responsible to assist in the presentation of evaluation and research findings.Essential
5Assist in writing grant proposals to secure additional funding. This position is responsible to assist the CHD evaluation and research team to write grant proposals.Essential
50Conduct research and evaluation activities under the general direction of the PI/Project Director. This position is responsible to conduct research and evaluation activities on assigned projects including instrument development, developing data collection processes and conducting basic analysis for multiple evaluation and research projects using computerized tools, for both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.Essential
About Center for Human Development:
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Education, Research, and
Service (UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory, which form an Association of UCEDD's ( Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the
entire state.
The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions:
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Community training and technical assistance
  • Research Information dissemination
These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion for individuals with
disabilities. CHD’s projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages,
and issues.
To read the mission statement for UAA's Center for Human Development (CHD), visit departments/center-for-human-development/about/index.cshtml. CHD is federally mandated to provide education, research, and service.
Position Summary:
The Research Professional will work as part of the Center for Human Development's research and evaluation team to complete project
objectives. The incumbent will organize, plan, and design, research/evaluation activities, analyze and synthesize results, and write project reports.


  • Solve complex research questions/problems using analytical skills.
  • Create reports for use in publications.
  • Ability to combine own research/evaluation work with the work of others with regard to grant writing and project completion.
  • Knowledge of data collection and data entry procedures.
  • Ability to use computerized tools to organize and analyze information (e.g., spreadsheets, SPSS, Qualtrics, Google Sheets).
  • Ability to manipulate data to produce charts, graphs, and tables.
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews.
  • Good writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple activities and projects independently.

Required Experience:

  • One year experience in social science, natural science, mathematics, and/or statistics.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: special education, employment services, research/evaluation activities, or a setting working with people with disabilities.

Typical Education or Training:
BA or BS and one year experience in a field relevant to research (e.g., social science, natural science, mathematics, statistics), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary: $26.08 per hour/minimum or depending on experience
Assignment Information:
Term-funded, Grade 79, Exempt (salary), full-time, 12 months per year, and full employee benefits package (

Term Position:
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter  highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references (minimum of names, addresses, telephone numbers)
  • Writing sample that is preferably related to a research/evaluation activity
    • Please attach your writing sample under Supporting Documents in the UA Career portal application process.

Review Date:
A review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020 and continue until this recruitment is closed. 

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Drug-Free Workplace:
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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