Research Project Coordinator, , Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Position Overview

KU Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) is seeking a project coordinator to support research on self-determination for people with disabilities across the life course. This position will work across projects to coordinate research activities, monitor and communicate study progress, and assist with grant management and reporting tasks. These projects include focus in the following areas:

  • School-based research with students with disabilities
  • Technology-focused research and activities involving a web-based app to support transition-aged youth with disabilities in setting goals, and a system to deliver measures of self-determination, such as the Self-Determination Inventory
  • Community-based research with adults with disabilities to support decision-making and self-determination

The person in this role may directly supervise the work of professional staff (research assistants or aides) and students supporting research project goals. The ideal candidate will have project specialist or coordinator experience, be highly reliable in a fast-paced office, pay close attention to detail, be adept at problem-solving, and have a degree in education (including special education), psychology, health and social sciences, disability studies, or related area.


The University of Kansas, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) is recognized as a leading research center in the field of disability. KUCDD implements and conducts grant-funded projects focusing on (a) applied research on effective assessment and intervention practices with a particular focus on self-determination and transition to employment and (b) interdisciplinary training in the disability field. KUCDD is part of the Life Span Institute (LSI), a leading research unit at the University of Kansas.

KUCDD research staff are expected to actively engage in research projects and disseminate research results through print, online resources, and direct, in-person presentation of information.

Application deadline is July 17, 2022. To be considered, please apply by that date. For more information and to apply, please go to

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