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Research Associates I, II, III or IV- Open Pool

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Working Title Research Associates I, II, III or IV- Open Pool Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 202000475AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week Proposed Annual Salary Range 55,000-82,000; Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications Employee Benefits Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2021 Description of Work Unit

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) is a core facility supported by the Vice President for Research and College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University which aims to connect and support social scientists with other researchers, as well as university, community, and industry partners. We develop and deliver services that enhance social science research capacity, help to improve grant competitiveness campus-wide, promote interdisciplinary research networking opportunities and provide support research methods training in support of the University's land grant mission.

Position Summary

Research Associates from level I-IV will work with project coordinator(s), Associate Directors, Directors and senior analysts to conduct social science research. This may include (1) Developing and administering surveys, (2) Facilitation or assisting with focus groups, (3) Conducting interviews, (4) Analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and (5) Developing reports and/or presentations to deliver results to clients.

Critical to this position is managing programmatic aspects of grants and projects in accordance with the procedures, guidelines and expectations required.

This position will play a formative role in IRISS's development, in the execution of current research projects, and in the project management and coordination with government partnerships and engaging with key personnel as necessary.

The successful candidate will build strong and positive working relationships with staff, unit directors, researchers, campus faculty and administrators, as well as external community and business partners as a required with each project grant. Occasional travel and working non-standard hours are expected. The Research Associates I, II, III, or IV will support other organizational priorities, as defined by the Associate Director of Research and the Director of IRISS.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Level I is for individuals with a Bachelor's degree and less than 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor's degree and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience or a Master's degree with no experience.
  • Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years of experience or a Master's degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.
  • Level IV is for individuals with Bachelors degree and 10 years of work-related experience, or a Masters degree with more than 5 years of experience, or individuals with a PhD who have at least 2 years experience.
  • Successful candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by time of application; IRISS will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Must be self-motivated and possess ability to work in diverse settings with autonomy and decision-making authority.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong background facilitating dialogue and collaboration and partnerships.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Excellent verbal, editing, and writing skills required.
  • Level IV: Preferred 3-7 years experience, PhD and significant professional accomplishments.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Keywords: Colorado State University, Fort Collins , Research Associates I, II, III or IV- Open Pool, Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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