Resesarch Assistant/Associate

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Office of the Vice President for Research
The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness


Are you an experienced social science researcher who wants to positively impact the lives of military families? The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness (Clearinghouse) at The Pennsylvania State University is a partnership between Penn State, the Department of Defense, and the United States Department of Agriculture. The Clearinghouse mission is to advance the well-being and health of military families through building the capacity of professionals working with military families to implement evidence-based programs and practices. The Clearinghouse is currently seeking candidates for Research Assistant or Associate positions. Responsibilities may include the following: reviewing and synthesizing research literature on prevention and treatment programs; planning, developing, coordinating, and conducting process and outcome evaluations; developing grant proposals and budgets; developing research plans; collecting, analyzing, interpreting quantitative and qualitative data; writing reports; presenting findings to the Clearinghouse Director, Department of Defense, and other stakeholders including policymakers, faculty, and technical audiences; collaborating with other Clearinghouse Principal Investigators to develop proposals for new projects; and other tasks as needed. The position requires a minimum of a Masters in Human Development; Family Studies; Psychology; Prevention Science; Clinical Psychology; School Psychology; Social Work; or other related discipline. PhD in these disciplines is highly preferred. The position will be filled based on the successful candidates education and experience. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of quantitative research methods and statistics and implementation of evidence-based programs. Experience with process and program evaluation, program development, process and outcome measurement, survey instrument and protocol design, grant writing, curriculum writing, data collection and analysis, and SPSS is preferred. The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be able to work efficiently and effectively in both independent and collaborative situations. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience with evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and practices, knowledge of military culture and military families, or a military background. Selection is dependent upon successful accomplishment of background clearances in accordance with Penn State Policy. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088