Research Associate

Columbia, SC
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Research Associate

Internal Title Sr. Research Associate


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011223

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range $60,000 - $70,000

Pay Basis 12 months

Department Center for Child and Family Studies

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 12-01-2016

Reopen Date 02-22-2017

Minimum Posting Period Ends 12-07-2016

Job Close Date

Type of Position
Research Grant

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Professional/Administrative

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided
Health Insurance
Annual Leave
Sick Leave

Job Description
This position will act as lead Research Associate assisting the Research Assistant Professor in conducting complex research and evaluation projects. The research associate will also provide support by collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, conducting literature reviews, summarizing project results, preparing reports for the funding agency, maintaining databases, and preparing other reports and presentations as needed. Recommends to management plans for projects or studies and recommends guidelines and outlines for research procedures. Discusses findings with manager to evaluate validity of findings. This position may provide guidance to junior staff and/or
graduate assistants including review of data and projects for accuracy. This position is established in support of expanded research activities or projects.

Two positions available.

Highly motivated and possesses the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other project partners. Must have keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Provides expertise on research and evaluation projects as assigned to include data collection, data entry, qualitative and quantitative analysis, assisting with report and grant writing, and conducting literature reviews. Experience with data analysis, research and evaluation projects and with interviewing such as conducting focus groups. Experience working closely with other researchers in developing new methods and procedures, collecting and summarizing data, writing detailed technical reports, creating and maintaining computerized spreadsheets and documentation, and managing, training, and mentoring other team members.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in social work or a related field and a minimum of one year of experience conducting applied research studies and/or program evaluations, writing reports and disseminating findings. Scholarly publication record should be commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants
There are two positions. One will support the Placement needs assessment study and one will support the NYTD survey and analysis of youth in foster care. Both will need qualitative and quantitative skill sets but the NYTD position will be more quantitative focused and the Placement position will be more qualitative focused.

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