Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
09 May 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.

The primary function of this position is to assist the principal investigator (Sarah Kavanagh) in designing a research project, collecting data, and analyzing data. The individual in this role will be primarily engaged in research activities. This will involve conceptualizing research, developing data collection plans, protocols, and instruments, analyzing data, participating in research meetings, writing reports, writing manuscripts, among other duties.

Position in contingent upon funding, current end date of funds is 8/31/2020. This position will be for a duration of 12 months.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 year to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience with research, knowledge of design based implementation research, experience with project based learning.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.