Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
July 26, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 883256 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine Department: Cs Mott Department Of Public Health 40001278 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: Flint Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

Seeking to identify a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate with Dr. Todd Lucas in ongoing research efforts. The social psychology, health psychology, or public health-oriented Research Associate will participate in an extramurally-funded health disparities program of research via the following activities:

(1) Manuscript preparation and submission (40-60%): Dr. Lucas has both recently completed and currently active projects in the areas of stress, health communication, cancer control, and COVID-19 related antibody testing. All projects have data available for academic publication. Dr. Lucas needs help writing papers, and this is the primary funding rationale for the position. Pending studies include experimental and non-experimental studies of health disparities and closely related topics that are relevant to the Flint community. The Research Associate will work on manuscripts of mutual interest to the fellow and to Dr. Lucas.

(2) Data collection, data analysis, and data management for Dr. Lucas's previous and ongoing funded research (20-40%).

(3) The remainder of the time (up to 20%) can be devoted to any or all of the following activities, as desired by the fellow: Grant writing (K award), independent manuscript preparation and submission, design of new studies or novel data collection, seminars, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Public Health

Minimum Requirements

PhD in psychology, public health, or a related field.

In addition to academic degree, expertise in statistical analysis software and methods, including but not limited to SPSS. Experience with online data collection software and platforms (Qualtrics, MTurk, Prolific).

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience with first author and collaborative peer review publication. Advanced statistical methods such as structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling. Familiarity with non-invasive bioscience methods and data analysis, especially including saliva/oral fluids.

Required Application Materials
  • Curriculum vita,
  • list of professional references.
  • Special Instructions

    Review of applications will continue until filled.

    Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Lucas, [email protected]

    Review of Applications Begins On


    Remote Work Statement

    MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



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    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Jul 26, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Jul 26, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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