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ARC Research Specialist Intermediate


ARC Research Specialist Intermediate

  • R0042765
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The UVA School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Specialist Intermediate to join the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Initiative’s Autism Research Core. The ARC Research Specialist Intermediate will assist with overseeing implementation of an NIH-funded intervention study focused on telehealth caregiver training for families with young children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including families from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds. The role of this Research Specialist Intermediate will be to supervise and train exempt and non-exempt research and support personnel across three research sites in communication and challenging behavior interventions grounded in applied behavior analysis. This role may also include developing research criteria, writing and approving study protocols, and communicating with teams across partnering study sites. This role will also include coding and management of participant data, assistance in data analysis, and dissemination including co-authorship of manuscripts. The position is located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia with the possibility of remote work from other locations within the United States. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Duties include:
  • Formulate research methods and suggest options for improving quality, identify potential problems, recommend and implement solutions, and collaborate in the development of new techniques.
  • Develop research criteria, determine interview procedures, and approve protocols. May also design intervention protocols.
  • Participate in the research funding process, including writing grant proposals. May also participate more broadly in the research administration and financial and managerial oversight of the team if the effort and commitment associated with the position funding allows for such participation.
  • Coordinate data collection and oversee screening and verification of data. Conduct data analysis and interpret and implement research methodologies based on outcomes of analyses.
  • Co-author publications and co-present results with principal investigators at meetings or conferences.
  • May supervise exempt and non-exempt research and support personnel and/or student workers as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree
Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience. Master's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in applied behavior analysis, special education, psychology, early childhood education, or related field.
  • Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA or BCBA-D)
  • Experience working with children and/or adults with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Experience carrying out training activities via tele-practice and experience with Black/African American and families from other racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Experience supervising others and coaching and supporting caregivers of children with disabilities.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization and attention to detail
    Proficiency in Microsoft office tools (word, excel, power-point, and outlook)
  • Proficiency in telehealth technology

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

Application Instructions: Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:
  • A CV/resume
  • A Cover Letter

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This is a restricted position, continuation after 1 year is dependent on continuing funding for the role and performance in the role.

For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks , Academic Recruiter at mew7ys@virginia.edu. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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