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Senior Research Associate

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 8, 2019

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Job TitleSenior Research AssociateAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentPublic Policy Research InstituteProposed Minimum Salary$3,333.33 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob DescriptionWhat we believeTexas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.Who we areEstablished by the Texas State Legislature in 1983 at Texas A&M University, the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) serves as a leading interdisciplinary government and social policy research organization. Since inception, PPRI has secured external research contracts totaling $140 million for providing scientific research and evaluative services to more than 90 public and private sponsors engaged in formulating public policy.I invite you to explore our website to learn more. What we wantWe are seeking a motivated researcher to work with data related to public policy at the Public Policy Research Institute as a Senior Research Associate. The Senior Research Associate will perform specific duties pertaining to Social Science research involving a variety to program evaluation issues. The senior Research Associate will be responsible for the analysis of data, merging datasets employing statistical, econometric and/or biostatistical methods and reporting results while working with a team of researchers to create academic publications. This requires the ability to clearly explain, discuss and communicate technical information with a detail oriented approach. Must be able to adhere to the Institutional Review Board for Ethics protocols and professional standards. Other related duties in support of research projects as assigned. Some out of town travel will be required for this position. If this sounds like the job for you, we encourage you to apply today!Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a social sciences or related field (criminal justice, public health, economics, education, statistics)
  • Four years of relevant professional experienceRequired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Strong working knowledge of/proficiency with STATA
    • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
    • Strong knowledge of social science research methods, data management and statistical analysis skills and technical writing skills
    • Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally
    • Ability to meet deadlinesPreferred Education and Experience:
      • 6 hours graduate level statistics training, Masters degree or PhD in social sciences or related field (criminal justice, public health, economics, education, statistics)
      • Three (3) years experience in public policy (program evaluation and policy analysis) and project management; focus group management; regression techniques and application; multivariate statistical analysis and interpretation
      • Experience with ArcGIS, LaTeX, and text analysis software
      • Experience writing research proposals and/or reports
      • Experience working directly with research sponsorsPreferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • Experience using other statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, or RSalary: $40,000 - $50,000 depending on experienceResponsibilities:
          • Participate in research projects as Senior Researcher or Project Manager; Conduct complex statistical analysis
          • Conduct focus groups and interviews in support of research projects
          • Draft reports for project data delivery
          • Maintain knowledge of current data analysis tools and continue to develop qualitative and quantitative skills
          • Maintain integrity of qualitative and quantitative research data
          • Provide independent and collaborative roles in research support for project needs throughout the department
          • Prepare or assist in writing reports or papers for publication
          • Participate in preparation of grant proposals to funding agencies
          • Perform funding searches in general support of operational goals
          • Independent or supervisory role in special research projects
          • Represent PPRI at meetings, events and conferences
          • Collaborates with research sponsors
          • Innovative use of technology to improve efficiencies
          • Other duties as assignedInstructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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