Research Associate-Fixed Term Psychology Social Science Michigan State University Department of Psychology Social Science United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term



Job no: 562403

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science

Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific


Working/Functional Title


Lead Statistician

Position Summary


The Department of Psychology is seeking a Research Associate (Lead Statistician) for the System exChange Research and Evaluation Team led by Dr. Foster-Fishman. The Research Associate will be responsible for planning and conducting quantitative data analysis, including data management, quality control and reporting.


The lead statistician is an integral member of the System exChange Research and Evaluation Team led by Dr. Foster-Fishman. This team works on understanding and promoting community systems change in a fast-paced real-time work environment. The statistician hired for this position will have primary responsibility for planning and conducting the quantitative data analysis for a variety of evaluation and research projects, including: translating research questions into appropriate statistical analyses; creating data analysis plans; managing and integrating data sets; analyzing complex data through descriptive and inferential statistical analyses; and supporting project teams across a variety of analytic support needs. The statistician works closely with other team leads to write and create reports that are high-quality and user-friendly for our partner communities.

Required Degree


Doctorate -Evaluation/Statistics or Social Sciences

Minimum Requirements


    Completion of a doctoral degree program in a social sciences area, evaluation/statistics or related field. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree or must be able to demonstrate that they have made sufficient progress towards degree completion. Conferred degree required prior to starting the position.

    4-6 years related work experience in quantitative research and statistical analysis; research methodologies, writing reports, data interpretation and handling

    Extensive computer skills including SPSS, Qualtrics and HLM


Desired Qualifications


    4-6 years of statistics experience including experience with community-based evaluation and research.

    Background in evaluation theory and practice

    Experience in SEM and network data analysis desired

    Experience writing statistic findings for lay and academic audiences


Required Application Materials


    Cover Letter expressing interest in the position


    CV or Resume


    3 professional references with contact information


Review of Applications Begins On




MSU Statement


Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


Advertised: Apr 22, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Apr 22, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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