Research Associate

Location
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salary
Based On Qualifications
Posted
Apr 06, 2018
Ref
506243
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Research & Development
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary: Works with departmental staff to design and conduct research projects.

Additional Department Summary: The employee in this position will conduct evaluation research related to a variety of topics, including tobacco control, public policy, economic development, classroom innovations, women in STEM, and health. Working with a team, the person will be involved in all aspects of the research projects including data gathering, analysis, and report preparation. Responsibilities will include collecting and organizing data, conducting statistical analyses, writing reports. Work might involve supervision of graduate and undergraduate students as well as some travel within Alabama.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in an appropriate field (field of study may vary depending on research subject area) with some previous research experience. Knowledge of basic research methods, good organizational skills and clear communication and writing skills; Knowledge of personal computers, along with basic computer applications to include word processing, database management and spreadsheet programs. Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented research experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed in the employment section on the application.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Valid U.S. driver's license required. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in a social science field; experience conducting policy analysis, market research, survey research, evaluations, statistical analysis; supervisory experience; experience working in a team structure with multiple tasks that are deadline driven; experience working with state and local government agencies, community leaders, and community-based organizations.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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