Reporting to the Director of the Center for Deaf Health Equity, the Research Scientist contributes to the conceptualization, design, data collection, and dissemination of interdisciplinary research concerning deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing people, independently and in collaboration with staff members and external collaborators.
Manages the administration of complex research projects that lead to work products, conveying vision, ideas, goals and issues as well as producing reports and presentations.
Contributes to concepting, development and writing of grant proposals and other avenues for extramural funding support of research projects.
Develops research methodologies, independently and in cooperation with other staff members and external collaborators.
Designs the specific rules for data collection, organization, entry and editing, assumes responsibility for the creation of quality data files for analysis, and performs data analyses and write-ups.
Manages research projects to completion and ensures adherence to committed project deliverables and timelines, independently and in cooperation with other staff members and external collaborators.
Prepares reports of research, publications and other forms of dissemination of research data and findings, independently and in collaboration with staff members and external collaborators.
Supervises the work of research assistants and staff on assigned projects.
Establishes and maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.
Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning.
Serves as a mandatory reporter under Title IX; and commits to completing Title IX training and other compliance requirements on an annual basis.
Perform other related duties as needed.
Required Qualifications (When the candidate’s resume meets these qualifications, it will be screened in):
A doctoral degree.
A minimum of three years of professional experience with conducting research projects and managing grants.
Preferred Qualifications (While not required, it is an advantage for what the position needs):
Coursework in public health, epidemiology, or a health-related field.
Experience in working with deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing populations.
Experience in conducting research with human participants.
Peer-reviewed publications and/or grant applications.
Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Qualities that will help the incumbent be more successful in the position):
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary research team and carry out tasks autonomously.
Demonstrated experience securing federal and/or private grant funding.
Demonstrated ability to work with and across university departments, outside constituents and groups.
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Other Important Information:
The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change (this position may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the position description).
This position is expected to report to work on campus. However, there may be opportunities for a hybrid work schedule based on performance and the needs of the department or the University.
All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the booster). They also will be required to submit their vaccination record within the first week of employment. If they cannot be fully vaccinated, they may apply for a medical or religious exemption.
The successful candidate will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.
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