Research Associate

Chapel Hill
Feb 17, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SW-Research Projects - 382000

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0002945

Position Summary: This full-time position will be an integral part of an active research team that has a number of studies involving individuals in the criminal justice system. These research studies focus on individuals in the criminal justice system experiencing complex health and behavioral health problems, such has HIV infection, substance use, mental illness, and comorbid physical health conditions. This position will focus on studies within the School of Social Work and the Department of Social Medicine. This position will be responsible for assisting Principal Investigators and other research staff with multiple aspects of these studies, including: day-to-day project management; preparation of applications and modifications to human subjects research proposals; communicating with the research team and community research partners; and subject recruitment, enrollment and data collection.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Relevant baccalaureate degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice, public health or a related field is required. A master's degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice, public health or a related field is preferred. For candidates demonstrating comparable project management experience, a relevant undergraduate degree and 5 or more years of relevant experience will be acceptable in substitution of a master's degree.

Qualification and Experience: Competitive applicants will have experience with managing federally-funded projects, a history of research project management and data collection experience, experience with complex institutional review board applications, experience with primary data collection with a variety of study populations, excellent organizational skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working with an interdisciplinary team and knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Statistical Application Software (SAS) or STATA preferred. Experience working with persons with mental illness and knowledge of the criminal justice and public mental health systems desired. Experience with and co-authorship of professional publications and conference presentations desired. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Tonya VanDeinse, Clinical Assistant Professor

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email:

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