Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
August 18, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 888852 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Research Associate will collaborate with the Principal Investigator and provide leadership and oversight to state-funded contracts around personnel training and effective delivery of evidence-based mental health practices within infant, early childhood, and school-aged populations. Opportunity to serve in a Co-Investigator role on future state-funded projects.

Seeking to hire a colleague who is energized by the prospect of joining an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and motivated group of scholars, and driven by a desire to produce high-quality and practical products aimed at driving systemic improvements for children and youth experiencing behavioral health challenges. The position, which includes benefits, is fixed term annual (with the possibility of renewal pending funding), 60% time position beginning September 1, 2023 with the potential for yearly renewal.

This position includes the following work responsibilities:

Leading collaborative data-based problem-solving activities related to continuous improvement of systems-level training and evaluation pertaining to children's behavioral health practices;

Providing administrative and budgetary oversight of multiple subprojects including those related to trauma, assessment, and evidence-based interventions;

Providing expertise in quantitative methodologies that includes substantial experience conducting statistical analysis;

Planning and executing quality assurance and improvement of the project based on findings from data and recommending program improvement initiatives and recommendations;

Overseeing, writing, and editing clear and concise reports, publications, and manuscripts for both professional and general audiences;

Producing data summaries, tables, and visualizations for dissemination to essential stakeholders;

Supervision, guidance, and support of Research Assistants who are currently providing leadership to these projects;

Engagement with PI in hiring practices to fill future Research Assistant positions;

Collaborating with different groups of individuals, including graduate assistants, colleagues from across the university, clinicians working across the state, and state-level stakeholders;

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 - School Psychology or related field

Minimum Requirements

2-3 years of professional experience in data-based collaborative problem- solving within the human services fields;

History of sharing scholarly work with a diverse array of audiences.

Experience in standard statistical models and techniques as well as planning and executing data quality assurance;

Demonstrated knowledge or interest in partner-orientated community-based research;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products (e.g., Excel) and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, R Markdown);

Desired Qualifications

Highly motivated, self-directed, and exceptional attention to detail;

Have strong organizational, management, and problem-solving skills;

Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills;

Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external team members;

Ability to manage multiple project tasks and competing priorities while maintaining flexibility;

Prior experience using web-based data capture systems e.g., Research and Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) for data collection, data quality checks, and extraction for analysis purposes.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should send: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications for and reasons for interest in this position; 2) current resume or curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of scholarly writing for a diverse group of stakeholders; and 4) the names and contact information for three references.

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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: Aug 18, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Aug 18, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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