Research Associate 2 at Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs

  • 20 Apr 2021
  • Athens, Ohio

Title:  Research Associate 2

Organization:  Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs

Location:  Athens, Ohio

Hours:  Full Time 8:00AM-5:0PM

Time Period:  Grant Funded-Employment is Contingent Upon Continued Funding from the Grant Provider


The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University is seeking a flexible, team player who will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty, professional staff, and students to perform technical assistance, applied research, data compilation/analysis, project administration, oral presentations, & report writing in the areas of health/wellbeing, social services, and education research.

Essential Duties, Task and Responsibilities:
We seek candidates that have a quantitative and/or qualitative background in health/wellbeing, social services and education, and related issues.

  • Functions as a project manager for multiple project teams at one time including projects incorporating 3 or more staff/faculty members.
  • Designs and conducts qualitative and quantitative applied research protocols incorporating data analysis, individual interview, focus group and survey instrumentation development and testing.
  • Communicates with project team-members, external stakeholders and project sponsors.
  • Analyzes results of research including written documentation and verbal presentations of findings.
  • Identifies best practices and successful implementation strategies and disseminate the information.
  • Takes leadership role in the development of responses to grant proposals and scopes of work as requested by manager.
  • Applies quantitative data analysis techniques to large primary and secondary data sets.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are required for applied research projects conducted at the School. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a team environment, have advanced problem-solving skills, and will be highly motivated to contribute to meaningful, applied research projects that create public value and solve real-world problems in the Ohio Appalachia region and beyond.

Education/Experience Requirements: 

Minimum Requirements:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in any field with at least four (4) years of relevant experience or Ph.D. plus a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.

Knowledge and experience with public, private, non-profit and social service organizations and systems. Ability to use Excel and statistical software.

Ability to work nights and weekends in order to meet project and reporting deadlines.
Valid U.S. Driver’s license and ability to travel outside Athens area including overnight travel to conduct research and meet with project sponsors and research participants. Reliable home Internet for remote work when needed.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a grant funded position and is available immediately after the search.

Preferred Requirements:  Extensive experience using R and SPSS
Extensive experience with quantitative data analysis


Contact Person & Information:  Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 20, 2021. For more information and to apply:

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