Survey Research Scientist

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentInst Research and Assessment-505000Working TitleSurvey Research ScientistAppointment TypeEHRA Non-Faculty ResearchPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsSalary RangeFull Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0003949Position ID01001188Posting Open Date08/21/2019Application Deadline09/20/2019Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date10/01/2019Position Summary

The Survey Research Associate coordinates a full program of survey research within Institutional Research and Assessment, which includes overseeing and administering various benchmarking survey instruments, as well as developing and implementing institutional surveys in response to campus stakeholder needs. The position is responsible for all phases of survey projects: design; collecting, cleaning and analyzing survey data; and preparing reports, dashboards and other data tools for use by various audiences.

Educational Requirements

-Advanced degree in the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Sociology) or other field that includes training in quantitative research and analysis. Doctorate preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

-At least 5 years of professional work experience related to survey development, administration, analysis, and report writing.
-Expertise in assessment and measurement, including quantitative survey research methodologies (e.g., survey sampling and design, reliability and validity, regression modeling, bias correction, weighting, classical test theory, item analysis, item response theory).
-Intermediate to advanced skills in using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Stata) and programming languages (e.g., Python, SQL) are required.
-Expertise in analyzing qualitative data using text analysis software such as NVivo and ATLAS.ti; and preferably, experience applying text analytics, text mining, and natural language processing methods to gain further insights into survey respondents’ perceptions and sentiments.
-Demonstrated experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau and SAS Visual Analytics.
-Experience managing multiple research projects and ensuring on-time delivery of results.
-Experience working collaboratively and productively as a member of a research team.
-Demonstrated ability to create clear, informative reports for print and web, including effective narratives, visual displays, dashboards, PowerPoint presentations, and infographics communicating results to diverse audiences.
-Advanced skills using Qualtrics or other web-based tools to create surveys with good visual design, navigation, and other features that enhance the user experience and likelihood of accurate completion.

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.

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Writing/research Sample
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above




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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 9/22/2019
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