Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department H W Odum Inst Res Social Sci-631300
Working Title Research Associate
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range $68,300 - $95,500
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0005079
Position ID 01001728
Posting Open Date 07/20/2021
Application Deadline 08/20/2021
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 09/13/2021
Founded in 1924, the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science provides
training, consultation, and research support services to faculty, staff, and
students across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and beyond. Odum expands Carolina's
impact by providing education and support for planning, implementing, and
disseminating research. We work to advance rigorous and reproducible research
across the data, social and health sciences, while building collaborative,
trans-disciplinary research networks. Positioned in the Office of the Vice
Chancellor for Research, the Institute is funded through state/university
appropriations and grants/contracts led by Institute staff.
The Institute is situated within a campus with a continually growing and
diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Deeply committed to diversity, the
Odum Institute has created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
committee, and is also pioneering a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in
Research Certificate (DEIR) program. Applications are encouraged from
individuals with a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive
The Research Associate plays a key role in supporting, improving, and
advancing statistical and quantitative analysis consulting within the Odum
Institute and across the UNC Chapel Hill campus. The position provides
elevated level statistical and quantitative analysis consulting services for
social and health sciences faculty, staff, and graduate students. Instructor
for various high level quantitative software and procedures. Consulting topics
range from funded research projects to dissertations/theses to administrative
surveys and other internal data collection efforts.
The Research Associate also plans and teaches short, noncredit workshops and
short courses on statistical techniques (e.g., logistic regression,
structural equation models, meta-analysis, test theory, econometric
techniques, longitudinal analysis, social network analysis, spatial analysis,
or other new methods in social science research), as well as on software
(e.g., R, Python, SPSS, Stata, SAS, and M-Plus). The position provides guest
lectures to showcase Odum's consulting services and to identify any gaps/needs
on campus. the position recruits, trains, and supervises advanced graduate
students serving as the Institute's Stats Desk consultants (i.e., performing
walk-in statistical methods consulting services). Finally, the Research
Associate is expected to actively seek opportunities to collaborate on funded
projects with UNC faculty.
Graduate degree in a social science or related discipline, with substantial
training in quantitative analysis and statistics.
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum of five years in applied social science research, instruction, and
- Demonstrated abilities in using and providing one-on-one and group
instruction about high-level statistical applications, methodologies, and
- Demonstrated successful classroom competence.
- Demonstrated successful experience working with undergraduate, graduate and
faculty level researchers.
- Supervisory experience a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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