Researcher in Science of Learning

University of California Irvine School of Education

Specialist- Science of Learning Lab

Job #JPF07227
  • School of Education / School of Education / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: November 8th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

We are seeking a qualified, highly motivated person to work on a 25-50% position in the Science of Learning Lab, in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. The SoL Lab carries out research on a number of projects related to understanding students’ relational reasoning, higher-order thinking, and mathematical learning. The specialist will contribute to two projects. One project focuses on the relations between higher-order thinking interventions and students’ relational thinking. The other project examines the role of pressure and anxiety on the quality of student learning. This is a 1-year position (with possibility of renewal) with a proposed start date of December 1, 2021 (negotiable).

The specialist will consult on the relational reasoning measures included in our HOT intervention study and assist with the implementation of the data cleaning, data coding, and data analysis plans for each of the projects. In addition, he or she will join a project team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates conducting a range of studies that examine the roles of pressure, visual support, and linguistic inputs on students’ learning. Activities will include assisting with designing research projects, collaborating and communicating with the project team on implementing plans, data management, coding, and analysis, writing up results for publications and presentations, and documenting information on the project(s).

Minimum Qualifications
• PhD in Education or related field
• 5 years of direct experience working with statistical analyses and relational reasoning.
Preferred Qualifications
• Expertise in research and evaluation of educational interventions
• Broad knowledge of quantitative research design, including experiments and power analysis
• Advanced expertise in academic writing and editing for peer-reviewed scholarly articles

Qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in the position, names of three references (please do not solicit letters), and sample paper or publication online at: Inquiries about application process should be directed to Laurie Andress-Delaney at Inquiries about the position should be directed to Lindsey Richland, Professor of Education at UCI at



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD in Education or related field
• 5 years of direct experience working with statistical analyses and relational reasoning.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Paper or Publication
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA