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Research Associate I, II, III or Senior - Applicant Pool

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 190300 - Social Science Research
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Research Associates in the Social Science Research Center hold part-time, or full-time, non-tenure track positions to assist in the conduct of social science research projects. The Research Associate, an externally-funded professional, reports to a project director. These positions are contingent on the availability of funding.

Salary Grade:  13

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.

Department Profile:

The Social Science Research Center is a 70 year old organization with a fully developed interdisciplinary program. For more information please visit our website at www.ssrc.msstate.edu.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare or assist in the preparation of proposals, statistical analyses and reports.
Participate in data collection.
Perform and/or coordinate research activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with individual's background, education and experience.

Beginning with a bachelor's degree:
A professional employee with a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and demonstrated competence can begin work at the Research Associate I level.
To begin at the Research Associate II level, one must have a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and a minimum of three years relevant experience and the equivalent of a master's degree.
To begin as a Research Associate III level, one must have a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and a minimum of six years relevant experience and the equivalent of a master's degree.

Beginning with a master's degree:
A professional employee with a master's degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and a minimum of one year relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at the Research Associate II level.
To begin at the Research Associate III level, one must have a master's degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and a minimum of three years relevant experience.
To begin at the Senior Research Associate level, one must have a master's degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and a minimum of six years relevant experience.

Beginning with a doctoral degree:
A professional employee with a doctoral degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline with two years relevant experience and demonstrated competence can begin work at the Research Associate III level.
To begin at the Senior Research Associate level, one must have a doctoral degree in behavioral or social science or related discipline and a minimum of three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in a behavioral or social science or related discipline.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Research/application experience in social or behavioral sciences or related field.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, complete application online, attach cover letter and resume. Mail transcripts and two letters of reference to: Research Associate Applicant Pool, Social Science Research Center, P.O. Box 5287, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Restricted Clause:

Position is 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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