Research Associate

Job description


The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice launched in September 2018 in the College of Education at Temple University. It is an action research center focused on rethinking and restructuring higher education and social policies, practices, and resources to create opportunities for all students to complete college degrees.
This position contributes to many stages of the Hope Center’s research work, including gathering, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting on findings. The incumbent is responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating phases of research activity, participating in the development of research project goals and proposing procedures to be followed. The Research Associate will be responsible for managing and analyzing on multiple projects, literary research, and making ongoing revisions to project experiment plans and procedures as needed to pursue project objectives. The Research Associate will assist with development of research proposals and funding related activities as appropriate. The incumbent will conduct reviews, write reports of research findings, and present research results. The Research Associate may work on primary research studies, perform secondary research, or provide technical assistance on evaluation design and program implementation.
The incumbent will report to the Director of Research and work closely with research staff such as Senior Research Associate(s), Project Manager(s), and Research Assistant(s) on multiple research projects. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Computer Science field and at least 3 years of relevant experience; 1 year of experience with STATA, SAS, or R software is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  
Required Skills & Abilities:*Strong project management, analytical, problem solving, strategic, and organizational skills*Ability to coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks*Ability to work in fast-paced environment and multi-task*Ability to work with individuals across a wide range of expertise (e.g., faculty, researchers, Executive Assistants, undergraduate students)*Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially on virtual interfaces*Strong attention to detail*Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently*Commitment to The Hope Center’s mission*Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint mandatory).
Preferred:*Experience utilizing online project management software.  *Some experience in education-related research field.*Experience with Qualtrics*Experience with Slack or other electronic communications system
This is a grant funded position.This position requires a background check.
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900. 

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Annex
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 10/14/2019
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