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Assistant Specialist Development, Disorder, and Delinquency Laboratory

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this Assistant Specialist position is $61,300 – $68,300.

Application Window

Open date: June 28, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 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

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman and the Development, Disorder, and Delinquency Laboratory, at the University of California, Irvine, are currently accepting applications for an Assistant Specialist to join their research team. This is a one year appointment and is renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

The individual selected for this position will primarily focus on the Young Adult Court (YAC) study of Orange County, which is a randomized controlled trial of a specialized court designed for Transitional-Aged-Youth (18 to 25 years old) in Orange County. The YAC is a collaboration between the Defense Attorney, the District Attorney, Probation Officers, the Judge, the Orangewood Foundation, and the University of California, Irvine ( Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman and her research team are evaluating whether young men processed through the YAC have better long-term outcomes (reduced recidivism; positive mental and physical health; positive socioeconomic) than young men who are processed through the traditional courts.

The person selected for this Assistant Specialist position will also be involved with the Crossroads Study, which was designed to identify the long-term outcomes of youth involved with the juvenile justice system (, as well as the Road to Reentry Study, which is another randomized controlled trial examining whether developmentally-appropriate programming in a jail setting can reduce recidivism and promote positive outcomes among young adult incarcerated in an Orange County jail.

Dr. Cauffman and the Laboratory are seeking a highly motivated individual with quantitative experience in various types analytic techniques appropriate for longitudinal data. We are also seeking an individual who is comfortable writing and using syntax to merge, clean, and code data from a variety of sources. Experience writing academic manuscripts and preparing a grant application is also preferred.

Applicants are encouraged to visit:

Note that the final approval for this position is based on the availability of external funding.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master’s degree in the fields of psychology, criminology, or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA