Research Associate I/II

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Human Devlmnt Family Studies

Division Name

College of Human Sciences

Position Title

Research Associate I/II

Job Class Code

HA02 A/B

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

One year

Job Summary

This is a one year, limited term appointment; continuation of employment is contingent upon continued grant funding and employee performance.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies ( HDFS ), through a partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture ( USDA / NIFA ), is seeking candidates for the position of Research Associate I/II to support the work of Military REACH . Military REACH provides high-quality resources to the DoD in the form of research and professional development tools across the spectrum of family support, resilience, and readiness. In collaboration with the larger research team, this individual will contribute to the creation of research reports and the coordination of research products through their various stages of development.

This individual will assist the Military REACH research team in planning, developing, and completing research reports, specifically brief summaries and comprehensive reviews of the literature. This person will also play an integral role in the development and implementation of an efficacy study, which requires knowledge of ethical research practices with human subjects and exemplary organizational skills.

Essential Functions

- Collect and compile recently published research pertaining to the well-being of military families, which includes utilizing tools to identify new research, the management of databases to store the research, teaching others how to utilize these databases, and keeping clear records of identified research.
- Manage the process of developing research summaries, which includes coordinating with project faculty, graduate students, copy editors, and the design team, assigning tasks to those involved in the writing process, and writing, reviewing, and editing the summaries as needed.
- Assist in the development of research reports by delegating tasks to the research team, tracking the progress of each report, conducting literature reviews, and writing, reviewing, and editing the report as needed.
- Assist in translating research into practical tools and information for our key stakeholders (e.g., social media, newsletters, families page).
- Act as the liaison between the research-focused graduate students and the Principal Investigators/Co-Investigators.
- Serve as the coordinator for a recently developed efficacy study that will require coordination among the REACH team and engaging with participants (e.g., recruitment, technical support, tracking their study progress).

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institutuion

Field of Study

Human Development/Family Studies, Communications, Organizational Management, Public Relations, Public Health, Public Administration, Health Services Administration, or a relevant discipline appropriate to position (focus related to the program)

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II requires a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and 2 years’ experience in research practices and protocols

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of design, implementation, delivery and management of educational programs/services. Understanding of effective communications concepts; leadership skills to manage a diverse, collaborative team and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher; proficiency in the operation of office equipment and search engines are also required.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

1. Military experience and/or experience working with veterans, military, and/or military affiliated populations.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
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    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will obtain within 6 months
    • Has a terminal degree
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

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