Research Professional 2

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Classification:Temporary Professional (E)
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 79
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Research professionals work as part of the Center for Human Development'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 the 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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:  $24.43 per hour

Assignment Information:
Temporary, Full-Time, Exempt (salary)

This is a temporary pooled position.

Application Procedure:
Applicants should upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Resume

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

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

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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