Social Science Research Methodologist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


FPG Child Development Inst-631200

Working Title:

Social Science Research Methodologist

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

$89,930 to $116,380

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Advanced Research Scientist may serve as Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator, or Key Personnel on funded research project(s) at the FPG Child Development Institute. They will primarily provide support to collaborators at FPG for all aspects of research methods related to child development, including proposal development, data collection, measurement development and selection, statistical analysis plans, and collaborative manuscript writing. They may serve as the primary statistician on multi-disciplinary developmental projects and may conduct their own primary research projects.

Educational Requirements:

Required: Ph.D. in applied statistics, biostatics, epidemiology or in the quantitative division in psychology, sociology, or education.

Qualifications and Experience:

The Advanced Research Scientist must have a minimum of five years of experience working as a collaborator with researchers and must have a comprehensive knowledge of applied behavioral statistics. Other experience should include proposal development, study design, sampling, coordination of data management, development and implementation of statistical analysis plans for multiple research projects simultaneously. Demonstrated experience in conducting complex longitudinal analyses, cost-effectiveness, design of experimental and quasi-experimental studies. Preferences for those with experience clearly and concisely communicating verbally and in writing for audiences with different levels of training research methods. Expertise in structural equation modeling and econometric methods is also desired.

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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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 1/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time