Department:Center for Translational Neuroscience Rank:Research Assistant Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins November 5, 2018; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please apply online via the UO Careers website, and include a cover letter and three professional references.
Department Summary The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a research center within the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon. The CTN employs successive iterations of neuroscience research, theory building, and practice to drive the scientific knowledge base forward and promote evidence-based policy. Our mission is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences.
Position Summary The CTN is seeking a full-time Intervention Specialist to collaborate with Dr. Philip Fisher and his team on the Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND) program. FIND is a manualized, innovative, strengths-based video coaching program for caregivers of young children. FIND uses video to reinforce developmentally supportive interactions between caregivers and their children.
The Intervention Specialist position involves training and supporting FIND coaches and editors who implement the FIND program, as well as providing support to new implementations during the start-up phase of FIND projects.
Additional expectations of the position: • Must be able to communicate clearly with geographically dispersed groups of practitioners, program managers, and families in community settings. • Must be available to travel domestically and internationally. • Applicants must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Minimum Requirements Research Assistant Rank: • Bachelor’s degree in related field • Experience working with young children
Research Associate Rank: • Terminal Degree in related field • Experience working with young children
Professional Competencies • Knowledge of child development. • Have basic knowledge of and comfort working with technology include video cameras, tablets, laptops, video files and web-conference platforms. Skill with MS Office suite. • Demonstrated ability to work with parents and/or other caregivers. • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees. • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present information to large groups. • Excellent organizational and management skills. • Needs to be able to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed. • Applicants must have demonstrated effectiveness as a team member.
Preferred Qualifications • Spanish language applicants are encouraged to apply. • Experience working with high-risk populations. • Multi-cultural competence and experience working in diverse communities. • Experience training and supervising clinical teams. • Experience working as part of a research team. • Experience implementing evidence-based intervention with fidelity to the model. • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations • Ability to initiate implementation activities within external organizations and to oversee ongoing implementation at those sites. • Experience with development and adaptation of intervention models for specific contexts and populations.
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