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Assistant/Associate/Full Research Scientist

Apply now Job no: 503112
Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Research Scientist
Job Summary:

Research Scientists (multiple positions) to conduct aging related research. Research Scientists will support the Scripps Gerontology Center to continue Miami’s rich tradition of applied externally-funded research (e.g., NIH, NSF, PCORI) that address critical issues facing individuals, families, communities, and local, state and national governments. These positions are not tenure-track positions, however individuals can be hired at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level, depending on stage of career. SGC Research Scientists may apply for Adjunct status through an academic department, such as the Department of Sociology and Gerontology. For example, they may contribute as a guest lecturer and/or serve on graduate student comprehensive exam and/or dissertation committees.

These positions are approved for remote work that will be limited to specific states.

Examples of research areas of specialization may include but are not limited to: implementation science and aging, long-term services and supports, health, income maintenance, caregiving and families, and intergenerational relationships. Miami and Scripps Gerontology Center researchers are widely known for state and national research that is directly relevant to decision makers. The Scripps Gerontology Center recently celebrated its 100th year; its mission is “to do work that makes a positive difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families and communities, and to meet the needs of aging societies.” Research Scientists will contribute to that agenda by seeking external funding and are expected to develop a sustainable, funded research program as a PI or Co-PI.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Research Scientist’s primary full-time, twelve-month assignment is to engage in, be responsible for, or oversee a significant area of research in a manner that advances the mission of the University in a significant and substantial way.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education for appointment as Assistant Research Scientist. For appointment at the Associate or Full rank, an active research agenda, have demonstrated effectiveness as a scholar and researcher, and record of external funding and publications must be commensurate with appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with substantive expertise that complements existing strengths of Scripps Gerontology Center researchers; applied research experience; evidence of effective research collaboration; strong portfolio of externally funded research.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Katy Abbott, Executive Director, Scripps Gerontology Center and Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology at 

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EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin May 2, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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