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Research Associate I, II, III, or Senior

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 193002 - Center for Cyber Innovation
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Under general supervision, employs a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in a particular field of specialization to plan, coordinate, and conduct research.

Salary Grade:  

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate with research staff, project consultants and other OSIL team members in the management of data collection and data management activities throughout the project timeline;

2. Work in close concert with the Project PIs and Co-PIs in designing logic models and theory of change through which timelines are aligned;

3. Lead/collaborate with other PIs in the writing of the reports for assigned research projects;

4. Perform, direct and/or coordinate research activities in compliance with the terms of the grant/contract.

5. Prepare proposals, statistical analyses and reports as needed.

6. Supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants in open source data collection.

7. The candidate must also have experience and knowledge of research methods, statistical analyses and demonstrated research skills.

8. Perform other research duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Beginning with a Bachelors degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a bachelors can begin work at Associate I; To begin at Associate II, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree; To begin at Associate III, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree.

2. Beginning with a Masters degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a masters degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at Associate II; To begin at Associate III, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience; To begin at Senior Associate, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience.

3. Beginning with a Doctoral degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a doctorate degree with 2 years of relevant experience and demonstrated competence can begin work at Associate III; To begin at the Senior Associate, one must have a doctorate degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Research/application experience in the social sciences, with experience in research utilizing big data or open source data.
2. Experience with statistical packages and/or geospatial technologies (SPSS, SAS, ArcView, etc.)
3. Experience with extramurally-funded research and development grants and/or contracts.
4. Master’s Degree in Social Science Discipline from an Accredited University

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Strong management and organization skills
2. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, SPSS, and other analytic tools and software applications
3. Ability to contribute to a cooperative work environment
4. Knowledge of funders’ expectations in contributing to the interim and final reports for each project deliverables, including presentations as needed
5. Strong demonstration of working in team settings

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
2. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
3. No or very limited physical effort required.
4. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on the requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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