FAST/Innovation Labs in Educational Psychology seeks a Researcher 5 to oversee multiple research projects related to instruction planned for the coming years. Must possess in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in the area of instruction and intervention development, particularly for reading and math in K-12, within the context of MTSS/RTI in a School Psychology paradigm of Educational Psychology. Creates, designs, plans, implements, modifies, concludes, and disseminates research projects and their plans with team in timely manner to meet deliverable schedule. Generates instructional and other related materials as needed for widespread dissemination. Manages conceptual and logistic project implementation with guidance and oversight from others on the team. May include management of others in the lab as well as field-based data collection, data entry, basic analysis, manuscript development, grant writing, and similar activities as directed. Actions affect critical project outcomes and performance results. Typically works onsite with general supervision but has discretion to make daily operational decisions given understanding of best practices. Able to problem solve complex, open-ended problems using research skills.
Research, Project Management, and Content Development (75%)
Design, develop, implement, evaluate and improve materials for reading and mathematics intervention and instruction.
Design, develop, implement, evaluate and improve professional development materials to support large scale use of intervention materials.
Review, document, and rely on the evidentiary basis for interventions.
Facilitate school-based research, focus groups, and/or conduct individual interviews with project participants, meet with educators and experts to provide initial information.
Conduct data collection and prepare materials and forms for intervention in the field.
Coordinate data collection at participating sites adhering to timelines and deadlines.
Analyze data and interprets results. Provide expertise in research and some aspects of intervention as needed.
Conduct literature reviews to develop background sections for research articles, reports, grants and related projects.
Assist with the preparation of research articles, reports, grants and related materials.
Support the development of research design and data analytic methods.
Work alongside Dr. Christ and the team in FAST/Innovation Labs to design, plan, coordinate and implement logistical aspects of projects: Track progress, facilitate communication, and ensure organization both across and within research projects.
Manage, institute, and document procedures for development, data collection, analyses, and reporting at the U of M.
Assist facilitation of communication with the schools, subcontractors, and other organizations to coordinate data collection and data management.
Recruit and supervise supporting project personnel for content generation and data collections.
PhD in Education, Psychology, or related field
One or more years of research training
Demonstrated experience in research context, particularly related to school-based instruction and intervention
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and is able to work as part of a team as well as independently on self-directed projects
Documented project coordination experience
Demonstrated experience with data collection
Experience, knowledge or training related to reading and mathematics
Experience in collection and analysis of data
Experience supervising others
Experience with professional development of educators
Experience with intervention design
Excellent time management and organizational skills
High levels of reliability and capacity to function independently
Highly motivated to execute projects
Experience in data management and coordination/supervision
Internal Number: 331434
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