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Research Scholar / Senior Research Scholar

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Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Research Scholar / Senior Research Scholar
Job Summary:

The Scripps Gerontology Center seeks a Research Scholar or Senior Research Scholar to provide a leadership role as a principal investigator or senior researcher on a variety of Scripps Gerontology Center grants and contracts. In addition to work conducted on existing projects, the Research Scholar will also be expected to support and/or lead searches for and responses to new grant opportunities. Applicants should desire to work in a highly collaborative environment where taking initiative, working well in teams of internal and external colleagues, and exhibiting adaptability in the face of shifting priorities are valued. This position is funded by external grants on a year-by-year basis, with annual renewal contingent on continued funding.

Duties/Physical Demands:

• Serve as data management and analysis lead on funded projects.
• Participate in or lead project conceptualization and research design.
• Work with co-investigators to initiate and submit proposals for external funding.
• Provide direction for funded research including project management, team leadership, and supervision of research assistants, associates, or graduate and undergraduate students. Senior Research Scholars are expected to serve as principal investigators on external grants or contracts.
• Co-author reports, presentations, and manuscripts for publication.
• Maintain active agenda for externally funded research that aligns with organizational goals and priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

For appointment as a Research Scholar: Master’s degree in gerontology, or related social science field and 5 years of experience at the Senior Research Associate level or significant progress towards or attainment of a doctoral degree in lieu of experience. Experience with development and submission of grants and/or contract bids; track record of research design, implementation, and authorship of comprehensive research reports and/or scholarly publications; excellent written and oral communication skills.

For appointment as a Senior Research Scholar: Doctorate or terminal degree in gerontology or related field and at least 3 years of experience at the Research Scholar level; record of PI or co-PI level of leadership in development, submission, and receipt of grants and/or contracts; experience with project management, budgeting, and supervising project staff; track record of authorship of comprehensive research report and/or scholarly publications; excellent written and oral communication skills.

This position is not eligible for H1-B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research methods experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The program will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Candidates who are finalist for the position will be required to submit a writing sample. Inquiries can be addressed to Jane Straker at

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 January 4, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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