Project Scientist in Education
University of California Irvine School of Education
United States

Project Scientist in STEM Learning Lab

Job #JPF06216
  • School of Education - School of Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 30th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jul 17, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jul 31, 2020 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.


The University of California, Irvine is seeking a Project Scientist to work in the STEM Learning Lab in the School of Education. Salary and rank within the Project Scientist series is commensurate with experience. The appointment is for three years, with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include engaging in co-design sessions with teachers and students in the Santa Ana Unified School District; designing and implementing research and evaluation studies of STEM learning; analyzing data from such studies; publishing and presenting findings; writing funding proposals to seek external support; consulting with and mentoring teams of graduate and undergraduate students; managing communication, training sessions, and dissemination of research results; and coordinating the personnel and facilities within the STEM Learning Lab. The project scientist will work on a number of diverse projects related to academic writing, STEM education, playful learning, and technology development.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Education and post-PhD experience; broad expertise in research and evaluation of STEM learning; particular expertise on topics related to playful learning, math and executive function development, including rational number instruction and knowledge of measures related to math and executive functions; broad knowledge of quantitative research design, including experiments with multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and power analysis; successful experience in development of survey measures; successful expertise in writing large federal grants; advanced expertise in academic writing and editing; successful experience in writing human subjects protocols; and expertise in leading research initiatives and teams. Prior experience collaborating with the UCI STEM Learning Lab and its projects is desirable.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at Please submit a cover letter describing your relevant expertise and interests, a curriculum vitae, and sample paper or publication, and names and contact information of three references.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Assistant Prof. Andres Bustamante, Director of the STEM Learning Lab at Questions about submission or receipt of applications can be addressed to Tory Garcia at

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

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Sample Paper or Publication
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
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Reference requirements
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