Research Associate II

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 13, 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 II

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length


Job Summary

This is a limited term appointment through September 30, 2021. Continuation of employment is contingent upon available funding.

The Research Associate II assists the Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Manager (PM) in planning, maintaining, and completing the evaluation of community-based fatherhood programs supported by the Alabama Dept. of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. The position involves the discovery of new knowledge, techniques, and concepts which require Master’s level scientific/research knowledge, skills, and abilities following relevant policies, procedures, regulations and laws, and coordination with program staff at funded community-based agencies.

Essential Functions

• Assists in the development of complex project proposals, evaluations, plans, and protocols for academic and research related programs.
• Conducts site visits virtually or face-to-face to train partner agencies on evaluation and data collection methods and processes.
• Coordinates, creates, and produces the tangibles of the research to include the scope of work and deliverables of the evaluation project. Assesses, updates and maintains the protocols, equipment, materials, and software needed to complete the project.
• Collects, enters, and oversees relevant databases to ensure accurate and accessible records on program outreach and outcomes.
• Manages, compiles, cleans, and assists with analyzing data.
• Documents results and observations of the data collection process in writing on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
• Coordinates with the PI and PM to prepare research results for presentation to funder and other stakeholders; assists with preparation of results for presentation to the funding agency Board, the partner agencies, and at conferences to include written results, reports, and facilitated discussions.
• May instruct student research assistants in tasks related to the project.
• Completes other relevant duties/tasks as assigned.

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in social, behavioral, or biological sciences

Years of Experience

2 years experience

Area of Experience

• Experience in research practices and protocols.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Ability to assess situations quickly and effectively and have strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate and collaborate with evaluation team and grantee personnel.

Minimum Technology Skills

• Knowledge of and ability to effectively use software used in statistical data analyses ( SPSS, MPlus, etc.).
• Knowledge of and ability to effectively use Microsoft Office computer software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

• 2-4 years experience in the creation, management, and oversight of databases that contain sensitive information.
• Knowledge and ability to run statistical analysis.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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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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  2. Resume
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