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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Apply now Job no: 502547
Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes


Job Title: Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

$55,000 - $68,000

Job Summary:

The Scripps Gerontology Center: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate to assist with research data collection, management, and analysis. Responsibilities include survey development, testing, and primary implementation using the web-based survey creation platform Qualtrics. In addition, secondary implementation may be via mailed and interview-based data collection. Experience with data management and assistance with data presentation for reports to various audiences is expected. The Research Associate may also assist researchers with report writing, project management, and research dissemination activities. Position is funded by external grants for one year; renewable upon continued funding and performance. 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. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis after successful onboarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

The mission of the nationally recognized Scripps Gerontology Center 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. We accomplish this mission through excellence in research, education, and service. Our portfolio includes research on long-term care policy, systems, and services; community-based aging services networks; program evaluation; caregiving; person-centered care; training and lifelong learning for older workers; and demography.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Duties include and are not limited to: Assist with survey development using Qualtrics, data collection, management, and analysis, testing, and implementation using web-based, mailed, and interview-based data collection; assistance with data presentation for reports to various audiences. The Research Associate may also assist researchers with report writing, project management, and research dissemination activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Master’s degree in gerontology or closely related social science or analytics field; coursework or work experience in quantitative research methods; coursework or training in statistical programs such as SAS or Stata for appointment as a Research Associate.

Master’s degree in gerontology, or closely related social science or analytics field; 3 years of related work experience on research projects; coursework or work experience in quantitative research methods; coursework or training in statistical programs such as SAS or Stata for appointment as a Senior Research Associate.

Desired Qualifications:

Considerations may be given to candidates with proficiency in Qualtrics; experience with database management, project management experience, informed consent and IRB processes, multiple modes of data collection (in- person, online, telephone), and preparation of manuscripts, reports and data visualizations, excellent communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, and resume. Candidates who are finalists for the position will be required to submit a writing sample. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Heston-Mullins at 

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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 applicants will begin December 15, 2023 and will 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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