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Research Scientist-218945

Department Carolina Population Center-631100
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 02/02/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Research Scientist
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Number 20041684
Vacancy ID NF0005519
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
FTE 1
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $55,100 – $100,000
Proposed Start Date 02/21/2022
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Since 1966, researchers at the Carolina Population Center have pioneered data collection and research techniques that move population science forward by emphasizing life course approaches, longitudinal surveys, the integration of biological measurement into social surveys, and attention to context and environment. We are also at the forefront of creating interdisciplinary training programs that integrate approaches from the social and biological sciences, building research capacity and training the next generation of scholars. Our faculty fellows address pressing research questions about population dynamics, fertility, health, mortality, migration, and the environment. Faculty come from multiple disciplines, benefiting from the cross-pollination of ideas. Our dedicated research and programming staff support fellows at every stage of project development, from conception through data collection or acquisition, analysis and dissemination, and project administration. https://www.cpc.unc.edu/about/
Position Summary
The Carolina Population Center has an opening for a research scientist in the population sciences who will work on the NIH-funded National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). The scientist appointed to the position will play a key role in understanding the complex design of Add Health and helping to develop weights for analytic files; preparation and documentation of data sets for public release; addressing analytic questions from users; assisting the principal investigators with data analysis and presentations; writing analytic user’s guides; giving workshops on effectively using Add Health data; and working on grant applications and publications with the principal investigators and other Add Health scientists.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience with large-scale complex population-based surveys, including design, weighting, and analysis. 
Experience in academic analysis and writing, public speaking and presentation, and quantitative research methodologies. 
Substantial experience using SAS and/or Stata.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Master’s degree or Ph. D in Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field.
Minimum of three years of experience in population-based data analysis. 
Familiarity with large-scale complex population-based surveys, including design, weighting, and analysis. Demonstrated experience in academic analysis and writing, public speaking and presentation, and quantitative research methodologies. 
Substantial experience using SAS and/or Stata.
Experience working on NIH grant proposals. 
Experience working with data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health).
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Department Contact Name and Title Annette Cytryn-Smith, Manager, HR & Administration
Department Contact Telephone or Email annette_cytryn-smith@unc.edu
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. 
Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Optional Documents

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * In one paragraph, could you please describe your experience, if any, working with data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * In one paragraph, could you please describe your experience, if any, working on grant proposals to the National Institutes of Health?

    (Open Ended Question)