NamUs Research Scientist

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NamUs Research Scientist

Center for Human ID - 304600

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Department Overview
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System ( is a program funded by the National Institute of Justice and managed by the UNT Health Science Center's Center for Human Identification. NamUs is a free, online repository for case information, which can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public in hopes of resolving missing and unidentified person cases across the country. NamUs also provides analytical and forensic resources to resolve these cases.

Position Details
The Center for Human Identification Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a NamUs Research Scientist to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Querying and mining NamUs case data to identify patterns and trends, and perform future needs assessments.
* Develop reports on findings and white papers justifying future data/research needs.
* Perform outreach to various stakeholder groups to identify barriers to entry and resource needs for unique or underrepresented populations.
* Lead follow-up data calls with NamUs stakeholders to enhance the quality and quantity of data on closed cases.
* Participate in NamUs presentations, which may include program staff from the National Institute of Justice.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Ph.D. degree and one (1) year of related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Master's Degree or PhD which required research and culminated in a dissertation of research findings.
* Prior experience with independent development and leadership of research projects.
* Advanced ability to perform statistical analyses of raw data.
* Ability to report and present research findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
* Familiarity with the LLNL Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for performing research which involves human subjects.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

* The selected applicant will be required to obtain a Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Public Trust security clearance upon hire due to the criminal justice sensitive data contained in NamUs. A Public Trust security clearance includes, but is not limited to, an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check, a National Credit Bureau Search, citizenship verification, and residence verification for the previous five years.

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Research Scientist I

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Posted: 5/18/2018
Application Due: 6/18/2018
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