This position seeks an individual with expertise in gerontology and behavioral health. The Senior Research Associate will work with other Institute on Aging (IOA) faculty, research faculty, graduate students, other student workers, and community partners to develop and conduct research and training activities focused on the well-being of older adults and their communities. Educational activities to support this work may include the training of health and direct service providers as well as teaching one to two PSU gerontology-focused courses in the areas of expertise held by the individual hired.
The person in this position will provide content expertise and oversight of the research team on the Older Adult and Persons with Disabilities Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) Evaluation contract with the Oregon Health Authority. The BHI contract includes collecting data (including developing/revising data collection forms) through an annual survey of stakeholders, compiling data from quarterly reports from Behavioral Health Specialists, analyzing and reporting in writing and orally on findings, organizing and convening two conferences (an annual policy forum and an annual conference for service providers), meeting with the project officer and attending and presenting at peer-networking meetings of the approximately 24 Behavioral Health Specialists working throughout Oregon. The person in this position will lead and work collaboratively with the BHI research team, monitor the project's budget, and oversee the development of project reports.
The person in this position will also be responsible for developing new contracts and grants to support continued development of the behavioral health focus of the Institute on Aging (IOA) and/or other content areas determined in collaboration with the IOA director.
This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment for a Senior Research Associate II. This is a fixed-term (10- to 11-month), variable FTE appointment, not to go below .50 FTE. The appointment is renewable, depending on funding.
Six or more years of progressively responsible research or evaluation experience and demonstrated ability to conduct research independently.
Knowledge of gerontology and behavioral health.
Ability to lead and work collaboratively with a team.
Doctorate in a social science or health-related field and that includes a focus on gerontology.
Professional expertise in gerontology and behavioral health.
Knowledge of the life course perspective.
Ability to lead or assume major responsibility for designing, developing, and conducting research or evaluation projects.
Ability to write and make major contributions to grant proposals.
Ability to develop and monitor budgets.
Ability to develop and sustain community and other partnerships (e.g., with local and state agencies, nonprofit organizations).
Ability to author or coauthor publications project reports, scholarly manuscripts).
Track record of securing and conducting independent research with a focus on aging-related content.
Skill in supervising, coaching, and supporting a research team (project managers, graduate research assistants, research associates, research assistants).
Collaborative approach to research and other activities.
Ability to participate in a supportive and learning environment for students, staff and faculty.
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