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University of Washington OSPI RESEARCH SCIENTIST (80% FTE) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 191594


Posting Date: 06/09/2021

Closing Info: Closes On 06/16/2021

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Limited Recruitment: Open to UW Employees only

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. ( This position is part-time, 80% FTE and is expected to work 32 hours a week.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The College of Education has an outstanding opportunity for a Part Time (80% FTE) Research Scientist with the Haring Center for Inclusive Education! The Haring Center for Inclusive Education is seeking a Research Scientist to support the activities of a project entitled, “Statewide Inclusion Facilitation” funded as an interagency agreement between UW and OSPI. Research duties will include coordinating all training, intervention, and data collection efforts of the interagency agreement. The Research Scientist will support the PI’s of the grant by coordinating and managing all activities on the project. Responsibilities include developing a process to recruit and evaluate inclusion demonstration sites at K-12 public schools across Washington State planning and implementing statewide training to improve instructional practices in inclusive schools, work collaboratively with personnel from OSPI, develop and disseminate materials to support inclusion in Washington state, maintaining a database, and maintaining confidentiality. The Research Scientist must comply with all requirements for research with human subjects. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Successfully complete project management training • Maintain compliance with and communication OSPI staff • Oversee participant recruitment and consent participants for the project • Serve as primary contact for programs and districts participating in the training • Develop materials for inclusion demonstration sites and lead the process of product revision and dissemination • Participate and co-lead project meetings • Serve as data manager to ensure data privacy and data quality • Develop relationships with and collaborate with parents, advocates and professionals in other organizations interested in inclusive education • Manage and coordinate training, coaching, and data collection schedule • Meet and communicate regularly with the PIs about project duties • Contribute ideas and comments to proposals, plans, and other research development activities • Contribute data/findings for use in reports, documents, or oral/written presentations • Assist in procurement of new funding through contributions to technical reports and/or presentations • Guide the work of research assistants to achieve specific assignments • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the PI’s REQUIREMENTS: • A PhD in Special Education or related field and at least 3-5 years of experience working with staff and students in inclusive schools • Knowledge of applied behavior analysis and certification as a BCBA • Knowledge of and experience in providing behavioral support to students with disabilities • Knowledge of and experience in training and coaching special education teachers, general education teachers, and school leaders • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills • Reliable transportation • Well organized, punctual DESIRED: • Experience with developing observation systems • Experience with presentation and webinar development • Experience on funded research projects or contributing to extramurally funded grants • Experience implementing equity-based inclusion practices in diverse school communities • Experience in consensus building strategies Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.