Research Fellow I/II/III

Position Details

Requisition Number S1025P

Home Org Name Human Devlmnt Family Science

Division Name College of Human Sciences

Position Title Research Fellow I/II/III

Job Class Code HA03A/B/C

Appointment Status Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term Yes

Limited Term Length 07/31/2022

Job Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Science ( HDFS ), through a partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture ( USDA / NIFA ), is seeking candidates for the position of Research Fellow to support the work of Military REACH . Military REACH provides high-quality resources to the DoD in the form of research reports and professional development tools across the spectrum of family support, resilience, and readiness. In collaboration with the larger research team, this individual will assist in the summarizing and synthesizing of family science research for target audiences, including policymakers, helping professionals, and military families. This position requires advanced research literacy and considerable writing experience, such that candidates must be able to interpret statistical models, critically evaluate individual studies and bodies of literature, and translate research into everyday language to explain scientific findings to audiences without a research background.

This is a one-year limited term appointment; continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance.

Essential Functions

This individual will work collaboratively with the Military REACH research team to plan, oversee, and complete research products, such as summaries of research articles and literature reviews addressing topics pertinent to the grant's target audiences. These tasks require an advanced level of social science research knowledge, including qualitative and quantitative analyses, and excellent writing skills, including conveying ideas, writing structure, and grammar. The position also requires superior critical thinking skills, particularly synthesizing a body of research to identify broader themes and convey these themes through written research reports.

The Research Fellow may serve as a supervisor to other researchers and students within the research lab.

Dependent on project needs and candidate interest, there is also potential for the individual in this position to conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses and prepare publications.

Education Level Doctoral degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Human Development and Family Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related discipline

Years of Experience None required

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II requires 2 years' experience in research practices and protocols
Level III requires 4 years' experience in research practices and protocols

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

Minimum Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and common statistical programs (e.g., SPSS , AMOS , MPlus)

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Strong candidates will demonstrate: (1) leadership skills to manage a diverse, collaborative team and mentor research assistants, (2) a history of independent writing and leading peer-reviewed publications, (3) in-depth knowledge and direct application of advanced quantitative and qualitative analyses, and (4) an applied program of research.

Salary Grade 32

Salary Range $35,000 - $75,100

Job Category Research

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in: Auburn

State position is located: Alabama

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Posting Date 08/11/2021

Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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