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APH Career Opportunity: Research Assistant II—Research Department

Assist project leaders with developing educational products for students and consumers who are blind/visually impaired. Perform editing and related tasks under the general supervision of assigned project leaders. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, as well as the initiative to perform research-related tasks independently. This position reports to the Educational Research Program Manager.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Edit and proofread project documents for clarity, format, content, presentation, and accessibility. Recommend writing style changes in adherence to American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.
  2. Research and gather background information and materials for projects/products spanning a multitude of subject areas.
  3. Gather, organize, analyze, and store data and information.
  4. Correspond with expert reviewers, field testers, graphic designers, consultants, teachers, and ex officio trustees.
  5. Prepare materials for field-testing, expert review, presentations, and conferences.
  6. Work collaboratively with project staff, various departments, and consultants through all stages of applied research and product development.
  7. Occasionally transcribe and/or proofread braille materials for the Research Department.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Education, Training & Experience Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in English or Communications is strongly preferred.
  2. UEB knowledge and experience preferred. In addition, working knowledge of Nemeth code a plus.
  3. Extensive knowledge of Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2016 preferred; NLS certification a plus.
  4. Experience with braille translation software, preferably Duxbury or BrailleBlaster.
  5. Must have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and internet browsers.
  6. Must be very detail oriented with excellent editing skills.
  7. Strong communication skills required, verbal and written; should be comfortable asking questions, discussing options, making suggestions, and diplomatically communicate with a variety of personalities.
  8. An understanding of basic book layout principles desired.
  9. If uncertified at the date of hire, candidate must obtain an approved certification (such as an online UEB course) within one year.

To Apply:

Please apply online. If you have any trouble with the online form, please contact 502-899-2240.

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