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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 727690
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Kinesiology - Ed 10014394
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Functioning somewhat independently, the research associate will provide support to the director of the Empowered Youth Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The person will help design, organize and conduct research and in some cases help in the designing of new protocols. Relevant experience in a research environment is required.  

Applicant will be responsible for organizing, managing, and analyzing several data sets as well as writing project reports and journal articles from these data. Development of methods of research; developing and/or adapting data collection tools; data collection, analysis and evaluation, and report writing. Design and implement research protocols, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures; apply for IRB approvals. Collect, prepare and analyze research data; maintain computer databases of research data and ensure data protection; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use statistical software to analyze and present data. Support administration of the small grant's awards. Coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training and mentorship of graduate undergraduate research assistants. Search pertinent scientific literature as needed. Continue to advance their own research agenda in ways that further their career.

This position is funded for one year- extension contingent on funding.

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Relevant experience in a research environment is required.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in measurement, quantitative methods (longitudinal, nested) data analyses. Familiarity with qualitative approaches (interviewing, case studies). A track-record of publishing in high quality journals and mentoring experience. Interest in youth, education, kinesiology and human development topics would allow for wider collaborations. 

Required Application Materials

CV, Cover Letter, and writing sample

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Department Statement

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

MSU Statement

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.

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