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Research Scientist, School of Education and Human Development

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Scientist to work on the Study of Early Education through Partnerships. SEE-Partnerships conducts rigorous research with state partners to improve early childhood education opportunities at scale.


The incumbent will contribute to a large portfolio of early childhood education research projects conducted in partnerships with state policy partners. The individual must be highly collaborative and have experience working on large-scale studies, data collection efforts, and/or research policy partnerships. The individual will help with all aspects of research including planning meetings with state partners; organizing, writing, and fielding large-scale surveys and other data collection efforts; planning, conducting, and supervising data cleaning and analyses; leading the production of policy-relevant reports; and disseminating findings to diverse audiences. With support from the study PIs, the incumbent will help supervise a research team including staff and students.

The incumbent will attend weekly meetings with the PI to discuss progress, lab management issues, and results of research. The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, efficient, individual with a history of excellent work ethic, attention to detail, high levels of organization, ability to juggle multiple deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively.


The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in education or public policy. They must have experience conducting large-scale, quantitative research in education, and possess strong data management skills using Stata. They must also possess strong writing skills, with experience leading or contributing to research writing aimed at diverse audiences. Experience (1) conducting research related to early childhood education; (2) working directly with policy makers and other stake-holders and/or; (3) collecting data is all strongly preferred.


Review of applications will begin on May 3, and will remain open until filled.. The selected candidate must have their completed PhD by the start date. This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. For questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Recruiter. For more information on the benefits available visit Please apply through Workday, and search for "Research Scientist, School of Education and Human Development". Complete an application online and attach the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number)

Attach all documents into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

Before a formal offer of employment is extended selected candidates will undergo a background check per University policy.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Research Scientist, School of Education and Human Development, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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