Research Associate - Advanced

Columbia, SC
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00388PO17 Classification Title Research Associate Internal Title Research Associate - Advanced Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Social Work Department Center for Child and Family Studies Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.50 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

This position is an advanced Research Associate level position assisting the Director in conducting complex research and analysis projects, especially in the development of the National Youth in Transition Survey.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master's degree in social work, mathematics, statistics, or quantitative research methodology or related field.

Ph.D. preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience conducting applied research studies or program evaluations.


The successful candidate should have good oral and written communications skills, strong analytical and organizational skills. The ability to work independently and effectively following through on multiple priorities and under deadline pressure. Ability to demonstrate proficiency using various statistical software programs. 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 analysis and program enhancement. Experience with quantitative analysis and a working knowledge of relational databases.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 10/10/2017 Job Close Date 11/30/2017 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Master's degree in social work, mathematics, statistics, or quantitative research methodology or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents