Research Associate 2 - (STA008374)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Statistics, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

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.


Qualifications :

Doctoral and 3 years experience

Ph.D. Degree with 3 years of experience.

Additional Posting Information:

Experience may be counted in lieu of education.

The UH WGSS Program conducts research on issues and challenges now facing individuals, organizations, and society concerning gender and sexuality. Our experts collect and analyze data to aid civic and business policy makers and community members in Houston, in Texas and nationally, in developing creative, balanced solutions, in order to build a fair, innovative and prosperous future in the region.

We seek applications for a one-year position as Data Analyst/Research Fellow, with option for renewal based on funding. The successful applicant will be engaged in data analysis and report generation across a range of topics. One of the tasks will be to inaugurate a new annual report on the Status of WGS in Houston. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with the faculty steering committee and community advisory board, and with representatives of sister organizations from across Houston.

Data analysis will cover but is not limited to the following areas: workforce participation, educational attainment, health disparities, sex- and gender-related crimes, demographics, reproductive health, leadership roles, sports participation, technology access, economic status, cross-cultural issues, media representation.

Responsibilities include:

• Identifying, acquiring, and analyzing relevant databases.

• Preparing reports and report graphics.

• Fact checking and editing.

• Attending relevant civic briefings, policy seminars, and meetings.

• Presenting reports.

• Working with faculty researchers.


• Applicants with a PhD in a social science discipline (sociology, psychology, political science, economics, public policy) or public health are strongly encouraged to apply, but applicants with an MA with demonstrably advanced skills will also be considered.

• Interest in and familiarity with women’s, gender and sexuality issues.

• Strong quantitative skills and experience working with large datasets.

• Strong library research skills.

• Microsoft Word, Excel, graphics software expertise.

• STATA, SPSS, and/or SAS software expertise.

The University of Houston is committed to diversity and encourages people of all genders, races, sexual orientations and cultural and economic backgrounds to apply.

Applicants must submit:

• Cover letter

• CV, including a list of relevant classes taken

• 5-7 page writing sample

• Two confidential letters of recommendation

For letters of recommendation:

The candidate may either upload as an additional attachment to the application with a label indicating “recommendation letter” or, if the letters are sent directly from the referee, they can be emailed to: Dr. Gregory ( e ), with the subject: Letter of Recommendation for [Candidate Name].

Notes to Applicant: This is a one year appointment.

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