Research Associate 2 - (STA007245)

Works under the direction of a faculty member. Provides expertise in the design, operation and analysis of experiments or research projects in areas such as chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, optometry, all fields of engineering, etc. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedures and performs analyses of data. Prepares reports. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development.Ensures experiments or research efforts are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to changes in procedures, processes, or experimental design. May prepare and/or edit research papers, proposals and reports.Possesses, understands, and applies an advanced knowledge crossing fields of specialization to develop unique and new approaches or ideas. Understands and uses effective management techniques.Duties: Designs, operates and analyzes multiple large and/or complex experiments or research projects. Reviews progress of projects. May serve as liaison with other areas of specialization to obtain support or technical expertise for projects. Defines procedures or processes to be used in the research investigations. May personally conduct important and/or technically complex investigations.Supervision: Operates with wide latitude for unreviewed action subject only to institutional policies and guidelines and ethical considerations. Provides direction and supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants involved in experiments or research.

This position will be housed in the Research Infrastructure Core that is executed by the NIH/NIMHD funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) U54: HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention ( The RCMI is advancing strategies for addressing health disparities in undeserved communities by translating scientific breakthroughs into culturally-informed and community-centered dissemination and implementation strategies.

We are looking for an employee with a demonstrated record of (1) qualitative research expertise, (2) peer-reviewed publications, (3) executing community-based participatory research (CBPR) or community-engaged research (CER), and (4) a commitment to health-equity science. A strong candidate would work well with a diverse team in the execution of mixed-methods research being supported by a national center in addictions and cancer prevention. Necessary qualifications for success in this position are the capacity to execute qualitative research projects, meticulous attention to detail in written work, the ability to multi-task between assignments (i.e. organizational skills), and excellent communication skills.


Qualifications :

Doctoral and 3 years experience.

Ph.D. Degree with 3 years of experience.

The following documents are required:

  • A cover letter stating your: (a) interest in the position; (b) background executing qualitative research projects; (c) interest in health equity science and activities; and (d) pertinent background / work-related experience.
  • A document listing the names and contact information of three professional contacts who could provide letters of recommendation.

Notes to Applicant: Position is grant funded