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Research Associate

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S01001P
Position Title Research Associate
Functional Title
Department Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Salary Range $50,000
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Regular full-time
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 03/13/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 05/01/2017
Job Summary

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences invites applications for a Research Associate to work with Dr. Marion Underwood and her investigative team on various activities and responsibilities related to Dr. Underwood’s NIH-funded studies of Social Aggression: Growth, Outcomes, and Digital Communication. The Research Associate will assist Dr. Underwood and her team of Co-Investigators and graduate students with data analysis and manuscript preparation. In addition, the Research Associate will supervise research assistants, training undergraduate students to code observational and questionnaire data and to enter and clean data.

Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D in a related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

Qualified individuals must have training and experience in research in developmental or child clinical psychology, excellent writing skills, strong expertise in data management, and advanced quantitative skills (including high level knowledge of Excel, SPSS, mPlus, SAS and other data analytic tools with expertise in structural equation modeling, longitudinal growth modeling, multilevel modeling, and dyadic data analyses). The Research Associate must also be able to supervise and direct the skills development of research assistants on the study. An Ph.D degree in Psychology is required, with significant training in advanced quantitative methods strongly preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences invites applications for a Research Associate to work with Dr. Marion Underwood and her investigative team on various activities and responsibilities related to Dr. Underwood’s NIH-funded studies of Social Aggression: Growth, Outcomes, and Digital Communication. The Research Associate will assist Dr. Underwood, her team of Co-Investigators with data analysis and manuscript preparation. In addition, the Research Associate will supervise research assistants, training undergraduate students to code observational and questionnaire data and to enter and clean data. Qualified individuals must have training and experience in research in developmental or child clinical psychology, excellent writing skills, strong expertise in data management, and advanced quantitative skills (including high level knowledge of Excel, SPSS, mPlus, SAS and other data analytic tools with expertise in structural equation modeling, longitudinal growth modeling, multilevel modeling, and dyadic data analyses). The Research Associate must also be able to supervise and direct the skills development of research assistants on the study. The Research Associate will be responsible for data analyses, writing manuscripts for publication, preparing transcripts for digital communication data, training coders, and keeping records of progress of the coding teams. The Research Associate will collaborate with Dr. Underwood and her team on the creation of a coding systems for adolescents’ digital communication, work with another Research Associate and graduate students to run weekly meetings to train coding teams. An Ph.D degree in Psychology is required, with significant training in advanced quantitative methods strongly preferred.

Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information

Conduct experiments using advanced equipment & applying complex techniques, methods & procedures; plan & perform quantitative & qualitative research procedures; plan & execute the details of experiments according to research protocol; other duties as assigned.
The Research Associate will be responsible for data analyses, writing manuscripts for publication, preparing transcripts for digital communication data, training coders, and keeping records of progress of the coding teams. The Research Associate will collaborate with Dr. Underwood and with her research team on the creation of a coding systems for adolescents’ digital communication, work with the Research Scientist to run weekly meetings to train coding teams.

Special Instructions Summary
Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your highest degree level:
    • None
    • Associate's
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Juris Doctor
    • PhD or equivalent

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214