Research Associate Position in Science Education, University of Utah

. The research associate will work on several projects in the area of inclusive teachingand-learning materials development and evaluation of student learning in STEM. The primary responsibility of the research associate under this NSF grant is to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the outcomes of participants engaged in the online and the in-person programming. This will entail extensive literature review, development and validation of instruments, and the implementation of instruments and subsequent data analysis.

List of required qualifications:
• PhD in a science field (biology, chemistry, physics, or psychology preferred)
• Experience in chemistry/physics/biology education research or research on student learning
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate and manage multiple
simultaneous projects.
• The ability to apply appropriate statistical techniques to a range of experimental, quasiexperimental and correlational research designs. Experience with applying general linear
models, factor-analysis techniques, uni-variate and multi-variate techniques, and multi-level
models to complex data sets is necessary.
• A record of accomplishment in coordination and quality-control of large data sets and
analyses of research data, with demonstrable knowledge of evaluative research methods, and
strong command of statistical analysis and statistical software, such as R or SPSS.
• The knowledge of the assumptions underlying the above techniques and the ability to
correctly choose and apply the different techniques on social-science data.
• Excellent data-management and organizational skills, including attention to detail and
sensitivity to data quality.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with
research personnel at various levels (faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students).
• The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the multi-institutional NSFgrant team, the Frey research group, CSME, and with faculty and staff from other academic
departments and centers.

Application Information
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, including the names and email addresses
of 3 or more references, and a statement of career goals. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until position is filled. The salary is negotiable depending on
relevant experience and qualifications. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
University of Utah is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.
Email application material to Regina Frey (Ron and Eileen Ragsdale Endowed Chair in
Chemical Education and professor of chemistry, University of Utah) at