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Job Title: RESEARCH ASSISTANT II (2017-24)
Job Number:
Organization: PIRE
Posted: 8/15/2017
Type: Part-time
Classification: Behavioral Science
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Kentuckiana,  KY    USA
Position Description: We are searching for two Temporary Part- Time (40% FTE approximately 15 hours per week) Research Assistant II positions located in the Louisville, KY Area to provide support for an early childhood education evaluation involving classroom observation. The persons hired in this position will assist our staff on this project by conducting this evaluation, and collecting and analyzing data through observations of Pre-K classrooms at early childhood education centers located throughout Kentuckiana from late August through December. We are seeking dependable persons with morning availability who enjoy being around preschoolers. Local travel to these centers for data collection in the Kentuckiana Area will be required. Candidates should have access to reliable personal transportation; mileage will be reimbursed. Please submit cover letter with application. Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities: • Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities • Collecting data through observation in Pre-K classrooms using ITERS-R and ECERS-3 (Training will be required) to evaluate the learning environment (i.e., teacher-child interactions, classroom structure) • Uploading classroom data into an excel file and pictures into Dropbox • Taking notes of what is observed • Effectively communicating with other project staff to achieve the above goals

Qualifications: Job Requirements:

• Experience working independently as well as part of a research team to coordinate specific activities Flexibility • Strong organizational and problem- solving skills • Access to reliable personal transportation to travel locally within the Kentuckiana Area to conduct research activities • Morning availability during weekdays (8am-12pm) Preferred: • Masters or BA with research or evaluation experience • Some experience with qualitative and/or quantitative data collection • Knowledge or interest in early childhood education • Proficiency with Excel

Organization Description: PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health. For more information about PIRE go to

Closing Date: 11/15/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Human Resources,  RESEARCH ASSISTANT II (2017-24)
Contact Location: 11710 Beltsville Drive, Suite 125

Calverton   MD  20705
Contact Location: 11710 Beltsville Drive, Suite 125
  Calverton   MD  20705
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax: 301-755-2815
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter. sting/view/70

Additional Information: PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability or veteran status. PIRE is committed to employ, and advance in employment, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by email at

Web Site Delete Date: 11/15/2017