Research Associate, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (Remote)
$2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS
We are seeking an experienced individual for a full-time, remote staff position of Research Associate within the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT).
Primary duties include proposing and carrying out research on the efficacy of learning strategies and pedagogies designed to support neurodivergent learners, including those with learning disabilities, ADHD, and/or autism. Preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses one, or more, of the follow topic areas: learner variability, Universal Design, executive function, student transition, social-emotional learning, educational technology, or neurodiversity in the workplace. The Research Associate will be expected to regularly pursue federal, state, and foundation grants to support research initiatives; although it should be noted this position is fully funded and supported by the College (i.e. “hard-funded”). In addition to conducting discovery and applied research, the Research Associate will assist in the management of LClRT's research-related programs, such as its Research Mentorship Program for undergraduate research interns and the College-wide Research Brown Bag program. On occasion, the Research Associate will also create and deliver evidence-based professional development offerings to external educators and other stakeholders. Depending on expertise, need, and availability, the Research Associate may teach 1-2 courses a year in our online graduate-level certificate program for educators.
The Research Associate will serve on the College's Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee. They will assist with conducting and managing protocol reviews, ensuring compliance with federal and state statutes, and compiling reports as needed.
Finally, the Research Associate will complete other duties as assigned.
The Research Associate will report to the Senior Director of LCIRT and will collaborate with LCIRT staff on department projects.
A doctoral degree in a field related to neurodiversity (e.g., Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology) is strongly preferred; qualified candidates who have obtained a master's degree in a related field will be considered. Candidates with at least 3 years of research experience post terminal degree are strongly preferred. Must be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and project management skills, be a self-starter, and manage complex, multifaceted programs and initiatives. Ability to travel to campus for events or divisional staff retreats expected 1-2 times per year (potentially a few more per year if candidate is located in the Northeast).