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Staff Research Associate I

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University of California – San Diego Medical Centers

Location :
San Diego, California

Expiry Date :
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/28/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/7/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. This is a 100% Career position for one year. This appointment may be extended based on funding and the needs of the department. DESCRIPTION =========== Sociology studies societies and human groups: their composition, organization, culture, and development. It combines scientific and humanistic methods to investigate a subject that is both relevant and broad ranging from social interaction in everyday life to social changes taking place on a global scale. UCSD’s Department of Sociology offers an innovative undergraduate program that covers the breadth of the discipline while giving students opportunities to specialize in areas of their choice, to conduct independent research, and to participate in an Honors Program. The department also encourages students to study abroad and to take courses in other humanities and social science departments in order to expand their perspective on sociological topics. Under general supervision from the PI Richard Pitt, the Staff Research Associate will perform a wide variety of standard procedures and a limited variety of non-standard procedures requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to special and changing needs of research in the specialized field of Sociology. The SRA will provide support to research members examining career paths of postdoctoral fellows in STEM (biological and physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. The primary responsibility for this position will be to prepare publishable research syntheses and policy briefs from both qualitative and quantitative data sources. A successful candidate will have strong independent research experience and a desire to help Dr. Pitt’s research group create easily digestible reports that bridge the gap between research and practice. This position reports directly to the Principal Investigator Dr. Richard Pitt and has no supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS ============== * Strong independent research experience. Ability to format bibliography, using a bibliographic computer software program. * Data coding and analysis or related field experience. Theoretical knowledge in data coding and analysis or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Strong writing skills with attention to detail, including the ability to analyze social scientific literature. Good communication skills to formulate complex ideas and present them clearly and according to disciplinary guidelines. * Ability to exercise professionalism, self-motivation, and discretion and maintain the confidentiality of data and emerging scholarly arguments and theories. * Ability to work semi-independently and remotely and host project meetings via videoconferencing software. * Intermediate experience in ability to manage complex excel files. * At least beginners-level experience in other types of computer assisted data coding and analysis.